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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of AlbanyCandidate for City Council

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Rochelle Nason

4,245 votes (32.61%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect, expand, and improve Albany's parklands, at the waterfront and throughout the city
  • Maintain and enhance our Safe Routes to School and other road-safety programs, including retaining crossing guards and improving streets, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and lighting.
  • Continue my work on the Alta Bates Task Force, to save its emergency room, neonatal intensive care, and other hospital services.



Profession:Vice Mayor of Albany; Nonprofit Executive
Member, Albany City Council — Elected position (2014–current)
Executive Director, Congregation Netivot Shalom (2014–2017)
Principal, Law Office of Rochelle Nason (Elder & Nonprofit Law Practice) (2011–2015)
Interim Director, Refugee & Immigrant Services; Coordinator, Jewish Family and Community Srevices of the East Bay (2013–2014)
Member, Parks and Recreation Commission — Appointed position (2014–2014)
Member, Waterfront Committee — Appointed position (2013–2014)
Executive Director, League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) (1992–2011)
Associate Attorney, Morrison & Foerster (1988–1992)


Hastings College of the Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1987)
UC Berkeley Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy (1984)

Community Activities

Member (currently Vice Chair), Board of Directors & Activities Volunteer, Chaparral House (Nonprofit Nursing Home) (2013–current)
Member of the Board of Directors, Albany Historical Society (2017–current)
Co-Chair, Steering Committe, Presidential Forum on Lake Tahoe (1997–1997)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Sierra Club
  • State Sentor Nancy Skinner
  • Albany Democratic Club & Alameda County Democratric Party

Organizations (3)

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Albany Democratic Club
  • The Sierra Club

Elected Officials (9)

  • Albany Council Member Peggy McQuaid (current Mayor of Albany)
  • Albany Council Member Pete Maass (former Mayor of Albany)
  • Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arrequin
  • Berkeley Council Member Sophie Hahn
  • Albany Council Member Michael Barnes (former Vice Mayor)
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • Berkeley Rent Board Member Igor Tregub
  • East Bay Regional Park District Board Member Whitney Dotson (representing Albany)

Individuals (7)

  • Former Mayor Ed McManus
  • Former Mayor Joanne Wile
  • Former Mayor Thelma Rubin
  • Former Mayor Robert Lieber
  • Former Mayor Robert Cheasty
  • Former Mayor Marge Atkinson
  • Former Albany Mayor Joyce Jackson

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