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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Special District

Oro Loma Sanitary District Board of DirectorsCandidate for MemberFull Term

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Daniel Walters

Appointed Oro Loma Sanitary District Director
17,724 votes (35.35%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect San Francisco Bay through a strong sewer collection system, first rate plant operations, and proven technologies.
  • Keep rates among the very lowest in California through strong financial management.
  • Maintain a strong, efficient, and well-trained District workforce.



Profession:Chemical Engineer/Business Owner/Oro Loma Director/Secretary
President/Owner, Copper Harbor Company, Inc. (1997–current)
Director/Secretary, Oro Loma Sanitary District — Elected position (2015–current)
Vice Chair, San Leandro Shoreline Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2011–current)
Chair, Alameda County Workforce Development (Investment) Board — Appointed position (2006–current)
Chair, West San Leandro Redevelopment Advisory Committee — Appointed position (1999–2003)
Engineer/General Manager, Chevron (1981–1996)


Pepperdine University MBA (Master of Business Administration) (1991)
Michigan Technological University BS, Chemical Engineering (1981)

Community Activities

Council Commissioner & Western Region Board, Boy Scouts of America (1981–current)
Chair, LINKS - San Leandro Transportation Management Organization (2000–current)
Chair, Calidad - Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay (2005–2013)
Chair - Finance Committee, East Bay Regional Park District, Public Advisory Committee (2005–2013)
Vice President, Girls Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area (2002–2009)


I will continue to work with the fine staff at Oro Loma to protect the Bay and keep our sewer rates the lowest in California.  My experience as an engineer, inventor, and business founder/CEO has been directly transferrable to my role as an Oro Loma Sanitary District Director and Board Secretary.  I have owned and operated a manufacturing business in San Leandro for 19 years.  I have an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering.  I previously served as Chamber of Commerce President, Redevelopment Advisory Committee Chair, Calidad Industries Chair, and Chabot College Foundation Chair.  I currently serve as Vice-Chair of the Shoreline Citizens Advisory Committee, Chair of the LINKS Shuttle, Chair of the Alameda County Workforce Development Board and Vice-Chair of the California Small Business Association.  I am a long-time Boy Scout board officer and past Girl Scout Vice-President.  I will continue to work with the board and staff at Oro Loma to ensure that the San Francisco Bay is protected, our finances remain strong, and our rates remain very low.  I may be contacted at 510-292-8418, or   I love my work at Oro Loma! 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Teamsters Local 70
  • East Bay Regional Park District President, Doug Siden
  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk

Organizations (1)

  • Teamsters Local 70

Elected Officials (4)

  • Shelia Young, Director, Oro Loma Sanitary District and San Leandro Mayor Emeritus
  • Bill Quirk, Assemblymember
  • Frank Mellon, President, East Bay MUD
  • Doug Siden, President, East Bay Regional Park District

Individuals (1)

  • Howard Kerr, Former President, Oro Loma Sanitary District

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The Oro Loma board of directors is non-partisan.  We strive to provide our ratepayers with outstanding service at the lowest possible cost.  

The board has fostered a working environment of respect among employees, and a clear vision of our commitment to protecting the San Francisco Bay at a minimum cost.  Oro Loma's discharge water is consistently the best quality in the area, and is treated at one of, if not the lowest rates in California.  Our employees are frequently recognized for operational, fiscal, and safety excellence by industry organizations.

I strongly supported the horizontal levee, in partnership with various environmental organizations, to learn how to better protect against sea level rise while improving water quality and creating a cost-effective surge storage area for use in extraordinary storm events.

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