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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of PittsburgCandidate for City Council

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Jelani Killings

Government Ethics Analyst
7,274 votes (26.56%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Invest in Our Youth: Expand programs and services; strengthen relationship between City and PUSD; re-establish Pittsburg Youth Commission
  • Empower Our Residents: Promote civic engagement; ensure transparency and accountability in city government
  • Ignite Our Local Economy: Develop and diversify local workforce; reduce crime, traffic, and blight; focus on regional collaboration and sustainable growth



Profession:Government Ethics Analyst
Ethics Analyst, City of Oakland (2014–current)
Board Member, Contra Costa County Economic Opportunity Council — Appointed position (2012–current)
Office Manager, H&R Block (2011–2014)
Commissioner, Pittsburg Youth Commission — Appointed position (2000–2002)


California State University East Bay Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Management and Policy Analysis (2015)
Clark Atlanta University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Business Administration (2009)


My name is Jelani Killings and I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as your candidate for Pittsburg City Council.

I am a Pittsburg native, raised and educated here in Pittsburg. As a husband and parent, I am committed to improving the quality of life for all families and residents, and for future generations in the City that I know and love. We need fresh eyes, new ideas, and a leader that can bring people together in order to solve problems.

I offer voters of Pittsburg an opportunity to raise the standard in our City by electing a candidate with integrity that will work on behalf of all residents. There is a desperate need to infuse passion into Pittsburg, to create innovative solutions that address our various social, community, and infrastructure issues.

I am a fresh, independent voice for Pittsburg! Vote Jelani Killings on November 8th!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Pittsburg City Treasurer, Nancy Parent
  • PUSD Trustee, Laura Canciamilla
  • United Veterans Council Vice-President, Wilfred Scott

Organizations (1)

  • East Bay Times

Elected Officials (5)

  • Pittsburg City Councilman, Pete Longmire
  • Pittsburg City Councilwoman, Merl Craft
  • Contra Costa Community College District Trustee, Greg Enholm
  • PUSD Trustee, George Miller
  • PUSD Trustee, Duane Smith

Individuals (5)

  • Ajit Kaushal, Chair of CCC Economic Opportunity Council
  • Renee Zeimer, Vice Chair of CCC Economic Opportunity Council
  • Former Pittsburg City Councilwoman, Yvonne Beals
  • Pastor Henry Perkins, First Baptist Church
  • Bishop Carl Smith, New Birth Church

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