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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of AlamedaCandidate for Mayor

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Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

City Councilmember/Arbitrator
13,260 votes (41.96%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Addressing Housing Issues - affordability, availability and homelessness
  • Traffic and Transportation - Increasing and improving transit options to reduce single-occupancy automobile traffic on and off and within the island.
  • Climate change - Protecting Alameda from the impacts of climate change, especially sea level rise



Profession:City Councilmember, Attorney, Arbitrator
City Council Member, City of Alameda (2012–current)
Arbitrator, Better Business Bureau (2007–current)
City Council Member, Alameda City Council — Elected position (2012–current)
Vice Mayor, Alameda City Council — Elected position (2012–2014)
Planning Board Member, City of Alameda Planning Board — Appointed position (2006–2012)
Hospital Director, Alameda Hospital Board of Directors/City of Alameda Healthcare District — Appointed position (2000–2006)
Economic Development Commissioner, City of Alameda Economic Development Commission — Appointed position (2005–2006)
Attorney, Clapp, Moroney Law Firm (1986–1990)
Attorney, Law Offices of Frank Jelinch (1984–1986)


University of California, Davis Bachelor of Science, Human Development (current)
Santa Clara University School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (current)

Community Activities

Voter Registration Volunteer, League of Women Voters of Alameda (2011–2012)
Volunteer Voter Protection Attorney, Obama For President Campaign (2008–2008)
Member, Alameda Library Building Team (2001–2006)
Chair, Campaign to Keep Alameda Hospital Open (2002–2002)
Co-Chair, LIBRARY 2000 Campaign To Build A New Main Library (1996–2000)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
  • East Bay Stonewall LGBT Democratic Club

Organizations (2)

  • East Bay Women's Political Alliance (EBWPA)
  • East Bay Young Democrats

Elected Officials (16)

  • City of Hercules Mayor Christine Kelley
  • City of Oakland Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington
  • City of Orinda Mayor Amy R. Worth
  • City of Piedmont Councilmember Jennifer Cavenaugh
  • City of Pleasant Hill Vice Mayor Kenneth Carlson
  • City of Pleasant Hill Councilmember & Former Mayor Michael Harris
  • City of Pleasanton Councilmember Jerry Pentin
  • BART Board President Robert Raburn
  • BART Board Director Rebecca Saltzman
  • AC Transit Director H. E. Christian (Chris) Peeples
  • City of Albany Mayor Peggy McQuaid
  • City of Carlsbad Councilmember Cori Schumacher
  • City of El Cerrito Councilmember & Former Mayor Janet Abelson
  • City of San Leandro Councilmember Ed Hernandez
  • Town of Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich
  • AUSD Director Jennifer Williams

Individuals (75)

  • Rev. Beth Foote
  • Jere Ingram
  • Mark Irons
  • Philip James
  • Patrick Kenney, Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 89
  • Blanche Kim
  • Kim & Don Krause
  • Mathias Masem, MD
  • Paul & Cecily Medved
  • Michael Moon
  • Barbara Mooney, Small Business Owner
  • Tom Hyland
  • Wendy & Peter Horikoshi
  • Bonnie Halpern
  • Rick & Judy Harkins
  • Karen Bey
  • Kevin Harrity
  • Audrey Lord-Hausman, Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth & Families, Former Administrative Coordinator
  • Richard Hausman
  • Kathy Hennigh
  • Nada Hitti
  • Angela Pallatto Hockabout
  • Hanson Hom
  • Chris Muir
  • Marthe Murray
  • Vicki Sedlack, Executive Director, Alameda Education Foundation
  • Marcel Sengul
  • Jamie Shauvin
  • Brad Shook, President, Bladium Sports & Fitness Club
  • Ron Silberstein, Co-Founder, Admiral Maltings
  • Austin Tam
  • Judy Tam
  • Emily Thiagaraj
  • Renée Tripp
  • Rev. Michael Yoshii
  • Helen Sause
  • Alexandra Saikley
  • Gene Oh, Owner, Alameda Bicycle
  • James Olsen
  • Gaylon Parsons
  • Lois Pryor
  • Kate & John Quick
  • Evan Reade
  • Diane Rizzo, Girls Inc. of the Island City - Development & Communications Director
  • Amy Rumberger
  • Andrea Ruport
  • Kathryn Sáenz Duke
  • Julie Yim
  • Former City of Fremont Councilmember Anu Natarajan
  • Former City of Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan
  • Former City of Alameda Councilmember Lena Tam
  • Former City of Alameda Mayor Bill Withrow
  • Former Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker
  • Former City of San Mateo City Councilmember David Lim
  • Kevis Brownson
  • Winkie Campbell-Notar
  • Christine Chilcott, CEO Girls Inc. of the Island City
  • Alexandra Cohn
  • Lori Coile
  • Craig Coombs
  • Michelle Daniels
  • Gregg Dillenbeck
  • Jean Fong
  • Jean & John Brennan
  • Steve Bitker
  • Doug Biggs, Alameda Point Collaborative Executive Director
  • Former AUSD Director Ron Mooney
  • City of Alameda Disability Commission Chair Beth Kenny
  • Former City of Alameda Planning Board President David Burton
  • Former City of Alameda Planning Board President, Anne Cook
  • Former City of Alameda Planning Board President Rebecca Kohlstrand
  • City of Alameda Transportation Commission Member David Johnson DDS
  • Jeanette Abe
  • Deni Adaniya
  • Hale Foote

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