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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of HaywardCandidate for Mayor

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Barbara Halliday

Mayor of Hayward
19,660 votes (56.48%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Achieving our goals to make Hayward safe, clean, green and thriving. I will promote collaborative police-community relations; cleaner, more attractive neighborhoods; a healthy environment, and a strong economic base..
  • Ensuring city government is accessible and responsive to all segments of our richly diverse population by implementing the Commitment for an Inclusive, Equitable and Compassionate Community produced by a city task force last year.
  • Strengthening the city's fiscal outlook by balancing annual budgets and addressing future obligations while maintaining high quality services to our residents and businesses.



Profession:Mayor of Hayward, CA
Mayor, City of Hayward — Elected position (2014–current)
City Council Member, City of Hayward — Elected position (2004–2014)
Professional Claims Supervisor, Norcal Mutual Insurance Company (1980–2008)
Local Government Reporter, Journal Newspapers, Springfield, Virginia (1977–1979)
Local Government Reporter, Cecil Whig newspaper (1971–1975)


University of Maryland graduate school in College Park, MD Completed course work toward M.A. in journalism, Journalism (1976)
Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia Bachelor of Arts degree, American Studies (1971)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Hayward Firefighters Local 1909
  • Hayward Chamber of Commerce Good Government Now

Organizations (7)

  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Hayward Area Democratic Club
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Sierra Club
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • Hayward Police Officers Association

Elected Officials (8)

  • Hayward Council Member Sara Lamnin
  • Hayward Council Member Al Mendall
  • Hayward Council Member Elisa Marquez
  • Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle
  • California Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • California State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, 15th District
  • Hayward Council Member Francisco Zermeno

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