Alameda City Elections: Who's In, Who's Not

Voters will be choosing two (possibly three) city councilmembers, a city auditor and a city treasurer. Stewart Chen took out nomination papers for the city council race on Monday.

The filing period for city office opened July 16, 2012. Candidates have through Aug. 9  to turn in nomination papers. In the event an incumbent fails to file by Aug. 9, the voters shall have until Aug. 15 to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for that incumbent’s elective office. Filing for city offices takes place through the office of the Alameda City Clerk.

READERS: What issues do you think candidates should address during the campaign? Tell us  in the comments section below.


The current terms of Councilmembers Doug deHaan and Beverly Johson expire in December 2012.

Councilmember Rob Bonta is a candidate for the 18th Assembly District seat. If he wins that race, the third-place finisher would serve the remainder of Bonta's city council term, which expires in December 2014.

Filed papers:

Obtained candidacy papers:

  • Stewart Chen (July 16)
  • Leland Traiman (July 17)
  • Tony Daysog (July 17)
  • Jeff Cambra (July 12). Cambra is the former president of the League of Women Voters of Alameda.
  • Joana Darc Weber
  • Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Announced candidacy:


The current term of City Auditor Kevin Kearney expires in December 2012.

Filed papers:

  • Kevin Kearney (qualified)

Obtained candidacy papers:


The current term of City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy expires in December 2012.

Filed papers:

Obtained candidacy papers:

  • Kevin Kennedy (July 16)
Jaan Carter July 17, 2012 at 04:11 PM
This is a great opportunity, Alameda. Let's see if we can't fill the empty chairs with HONEST people who are not career politicians, who care about the future of our fair city, who are willing to serve The People, and not their own selfish agenda. People who are not just about paying back the developers that funded their campaigns...


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