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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidate for Director, District 6

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Liz Ames

Civil Engineer
46,831 votes (53.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public safety: I will focus on hiring more BART police officers at truly competitive wages and hiring more Public Safety Community Service Officers at stations where public safety issues occur the most.
  • Maintenance: Transit cars and stations must be clean, and we must pursue basic infrastructure improvements so BART is well maintained and riders can trust that they will arrive on time to their destinations.
  • Fiscal responsibility: As a licensed Civil Engineer I have managed and executed several multimillion dollar transportation infrastructure projects to a successful conclusion. I understand how to get complex projects completed on time and on budget.



SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY B.S., Civil Engineering (current)

Community Activities

Founder and Chairperson, Save Our Hills organization/political committee (2008–current)
Board Member and President, Palo Alto Federal Credit Union (2000–2009)
Planning Commissioner, City of Union City (1994–1998)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • BART Police Officers Association and Board President Keith Garcia
  • BART Board Directors District 1 and 5 -- Debora Allen and John McPartland
  • Bay Area Transportation Working Group

Organizations (3)

  • BART Police Officers Association
  • Rethink the East West Connector grassroots organization, Fremont
  • Save Our Hills Committee, Union City

Elected Officials (3)

  • Fremont Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon
  • Union City Council Vice Mayor Lorrin Ellis
  • Alameda County Water District Director Jim Gunther

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