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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of AlamedaCandidate for Auditor

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Kevin R. Kearney

City of Alameda Auditor
22,033 votes (72.72%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain independent fiscal accountability.
  • Maintain transparent financial statements.
  • Foster strong public trust in the presentation of financial information.



Profession:City of Alameda Auditor/Certified Public Accountant
Accountant, Kevin R Kearney CPA (1992–current)
City of Alameda, Public Election — Elected position (1992–current)
Accountant, FT Andrews and Co. (1987–1992)
City of Alameda Auditor, City Council — Appointed position (1991–1992)
Accountant, Arthur Young & Co. (1985–1986)
Railroad Brakeman,Switchman,Conductor, Atchison,Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad (1977–1982)
Professional Baseball Player, Oakland Athletics (1977–1977)


San Francisco State University Master of Arts (M.A.), Physical Education (1979)
University of California Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Physical Education (1976)

Community Activities

Founder, Mighty Neptunes Band (1991–current)
Sponsor, Alameda World Baseball (2012–2015)
Sponsor, Alameda Youth Basketball (2007–2014)
Sposor, Alameda Babe Ruth (2012–2014)

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

The Role of the Elected City Auditor


The elected City Auditor per the City Charter is " responsible for at least an annual audit of the City's financial operations, books and records to assure the city's financial transactions, accounts and records are maintained in accordence with the requirements of the City Charter, state and federal laws and generally accepted accounting principals". The elected City Auditor is independent from the Mayor, City Council, and all City departments which allows for an impartial and unbaised view of the City's finances.

The public demands accountability, transparency and an independent perspective of the the City's finances. The elected City Auditor fills this role as the representative of the people. Because the City Auditor is independent of other elected officials and City staff, this allows for an independent analysis of the City's financial records. The City Auditor is responsible for the annual audit of the City's financial operations.  As a cerfitified public accountant and City Auditor with over twenty five years of experience, I have the experience and technical expertise to fullfill this obligation. As a testament of my qualifications, the City of Alameda has won the prestigious award from the Government Finance Officers Association for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the past 24 years.


I am proud to have been elected your City Auditor for the past 24 years. It is a priviledge and an honor to have served in this capacity and I would value the opportunity to continue to serve as your City Auditor.

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