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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Peralta Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Area 6

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Karen Weinstein

College Advisory Boardmember
30,429 votes (72.23%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Good Governance is shared and public governance - Transparency in fiduciary affairs, fiscal accountability and increased engagement with our community
  • Accessability - Expanding High School and Peralta partnerships so that students can begin to take classes in high school and students are encouraged early on that they have a place at the college
  • Student Achievement, Successs and Equity- Expand student services for our most vulnerable students and increase safety and prevention of sexual assault on campus



Profession:Health Educator
Board Member-Governance, Berkeley Public Schools Fund — Appointed position (2015–current)
Vice Chair, Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women — Appointed position (2014–current)
Commissioner, Berkeley Commission on Parks and Waterfront — Appointed position (2015–current)
Board Member, Berkeley City College President's Advisory Board — Appointed position (2015–current)
Executive Board member, California Democartic Party — Elected position (2015–current)
Psychologist and Mental Health Educator, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (1995–2013)


State University of New York at Buffalo Ph.D., Counselor Education, concentration: college counseling (1980)

Community Activities

Member, Sierra Club (2010–current)
Member, Jewish Community Center (2015–current)
Leadership Circle, East Bay Womens Political Caucus (2014–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • State Senator Loni Hancock
  • Tom Torlakson, CA State Superintendentof Education

Organizations (4)

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Peralta Federation of Teachers
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • East Bay Women's Political Caucus

Elected Officials (10)

  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • School Board member Judy Appel
  • City Councilmember Susan Wengraf
  • City Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington
  • Mayor Diane Martinez
  • City Councilmember Dan Kalb
  • City Councilmember Lori Droste
  • School Board member Nina Senn

Videos (1)

— September 30, 2016 Karen Weinstein and Anais LaVoie

This video shows the relationship of mentors to young women (mentees) who want to learn more about leadership in the democrartic party and democracy.  There is still a substantial gap in women's leadership in our government and this was an effort to decrease that gap. 

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