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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of DublinCandidate for City Council

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Jean Josey

9,181 votes (32.08%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Growth and Traffic: I value thoughtful growth and creative traffic solutions so that we don't further overwhelm our strained infrastructure and crowded schools, and so we can ease traffic in Dublin.
  • Economic Development and Fiscal Sustainability: Relationships with businesses, both large and small, are tremendously important to Dublin's future and must be cultivated and nurtured. I value fiscal sustainability and balanced budgets.
  • Public Safety: I value the police, firefighters, and medical first responders that keep our citizens safe. I will fight to protect their budgets.



HUB (Tutoring) Coordinator, Dublin Unified School District (2017–current)
GAEL Tutor, Dublin Unified School District (2015–2017)
Information Design Consultant, Self (1986–1999)
Interface Design Analyst/Sr. Technical Writer/Technical Writer, Group 1 Software (1991–1996)
Technical Writer, Aspen Systems Corporation (1988–1991)


University of Washington Bachelor of Science (M.S), Scientific and Technical Communication (1988)


Jean Josey has been a Dublin resident for nearly two decades and has been an active volunteer and advocate in our community. Starting with providing help to the teacher in her daughter’s co-op preschool class, she has held many diverse leadership roles.  She held elected positions on the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and/or Site Council for each school her children attended, helped to establish by-laws for the PFCs for some of Dublin’s newest elementary schools, served as an assistant soccer coach for the Dublin United Soccer League, led a Girl Scout troop, chaired the long-running Wells Middle School Crab Feed, and co-chaired the Dublin High School Every 15 Minutes program. Jean was also appointed by the current City Council to serve on the City of Dublin’s Fiscal Sustainability Task Force.

Her volunteer work and leadership in Dublin has earned her the Dublin Unified School District Volunteer Recognition award (2012) and the DUSD Superintendent’s Award (2016).

In 2016 Jean was named the Dublin Citizen of the Year.

Jean currently works for the Dublin Unified School District as the coordinator of the Dublin High School tutoring program.  She grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, and earned her B.S. degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. She and her husband of 24 years have two children, who both graduated from Dublin High and flew the nest to pursue their dreams.

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Leadership Roles

  • Member, 2017-2018 Fiscal Sustainability Task Force  
  • President, Dublin Elementary Parent Faculty Club
  • Treasurer, Dublin Elementary Parent Faculty Club
  • Secretary, Dublin Elementary Parent Faculty Club
  • President, Wells Middle School Parent Faculty Club
  • Treasurer, Wells Middle School Parent Faculty Club
  • Chairperson, Dublin High School Site Council
  • Secretary, Dublin High School Site Council
  • After School Math Tutor, Wells Middle School
  • Assistant Coach, Dublin United Soccer League
  • Troop Leader, Girls Scouts of America
  • Co-Chairperson, By-Laws Committee, Briarhill Swim Team
  • Chairperson, Yes on Measure B Parcel Tax Committee
  • Chairperson (2 years), Wells Middle School Crab Feed
  • Co-Chairperson, Every 15 Minutes (Anti-Drunk Driving Awareness Program)
  • Member, Dublin Unified School District Optimization Committee
  • Member, Dublin Unified School District Safety Committee
  • Member, Dublin Unified School District Financial Advisory Committee
  • Member, Dublin Unified School District Homework and Grading Committee
  • Member, Dublin Unified School District Local Control Accountability Plan Committee


  • Dublin Unified School District Outstanding Volunteer (2012)
  • Dublin Citizen of the Year (2016)
  • Dublin Unified School District Superintendent’s Award (2016)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (7)

  • Tri-Valley Democratic Club
  • Alameda County Firefighters Association IAFF Local 55
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595
  • Laborers' Local 304
  • Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 104
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County

Elected Officials (11)

  • Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
  • Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern
  • Dublin City Council Member Melissa Hernandez
  • Dublin City Council Member Janine Thalblum
  • Fremont City Council Member David Bonaccorsi
  • Dublin San Ramon Services District Director Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold
  • Dublin San Ramon Services District Director Madelyne (Maddi) Misheloff
  • Zone 7 Water Board President Angela Ramirez-Holmes
  • Dublin Unified School District Board Trustee Megan Rouse
  • Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees President Amy Miller
  • Alameda County Board of Education Trustee (Area 4) Aisha Knowles

Individuals (21)

  • Dublin Educator Jennifer McCort
  • Dublin Educator Deborah Lloyd
  • Dublin Educator Kelly Baalman
  • Community Advocate Michael Utsumi
  • Dublin Resident James Morehead
  • Dublin Resident; Research Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories Sapan Agarwal
  • DPIE Executive Board Member Sobia Qureshi
  • Dublin United Soccer League President Dan Mendoza
  • Former City of Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore
  • Former BART Director Erlene DeMarcus
  • Alameda County Democratic Party (AD16) Vice Chair; Dublin Educator Robbie Kreitz
  • 2011 Dublin Citizen of the Year, DPIE Executive Board Member Chris Bennett
  • 2015 Dublin Citizen of the Year Terri Dyer
  • 2018 Dublin Teacher of the Year Catherine Brown
  • Dublin Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission Chair Robert Bennett
  • Dublin Parks and Community Services Commission Chair Michelle McDonald
  • Former Dublin Unified School District Board Trustee Denis King
  • Former Dublin Unified School District Board Trustee Sameer Hakim
  • Former Dublin Unified School District Board Trustee Sean Kenney
  • Former Dublin City Council Member Valerie Barnes
  • Former Dublin Vice Mayor George Zika

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My name is Jean Josey, and I am running for Dublin City Council because we need constructive, common-sense solutions to the issues facing Dublin. My extensive commitment to our community over the last 18 years gives me the long-term perspective and experience necessary to identify those solutions.    Our City deserves leaders willing to serve our community as whole. We need elected officials who are unafraid to make difficult decisions on complex issues. We must demand that our leaders make thoughtful, well-considered votes based on data, research and facts, not emotion. As a regular attendee of both City Council and School Board meetings, I am very well-informed about the issues impacting our growing city. I am committed to serving the entire City of Dublin, not simply my own neighborhood.​   We need to be taking care of the long-term sustainability of our city. My appointment to this past year’s Fiscal Sustainability Committee has provided me the background necessary to evaluate decisions for both their short-term and long-term impact.  My extensive knowledge of Dublin Unified School District issues, as a school employee and longtime district volunteer, puts me in a unique position to help improve communications between the City Council and Board of Trustees. The residents of Dublin deserve leaders who are invested in our city, who will seek input from ALL residents and business owners, act with integrity, and stand up for what they know is right.  I believe I am the right choice for Dublin. My promise to voters is that I will listen to all residents and business owners in Dublin.  I will do thorough research on all issues that come before the council. I will let those conversations and that research inform my decisions, and I will ultimately vote based on what I believe is right for the long-term well-being of the city that I have called home for 18 years.

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