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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Director, Ward 4East Bay Regional Park DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

East Bay Regional Park DistrictDirector, Ward 4

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (226/226).

About this office

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Who’s Running?

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College Professor/Attorney
59,856 votes (55.36%)Winning
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  • Ensure that the Park District is fiscally sound and stable so sufficient resources are available to maintain the parklands and trails, and protect threatened and endangered species and habitat.
  • Balance recreational use of parklands with habitat preservation.
  • Preserve open space and improve accessibility to the Park System.
Profession:Former State Senator and San Leandro Mayor, Professor, Lawyer, Environmental Advocate
California State Senator, California State Senate — Elected position (20062014)
Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (19982004)
California State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (19982004)
Mayor, City of San Leandro — Elected position (19941998)
UC Davis - B.S. Political Science Bachelor of Science , Political Science (1977)

Ellen Corbett is an East Bay native who grew up in our Regional Parks. She knows what our park system means to the community’s health and quality of life.

  • California Democratic Party
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club
  • California State Senator Loni Hancock
  • California State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • California Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • California Assemblymember Bill Quirk
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
  • East Bay Women's Political Caucus
  • Alameda Firefighters
  • Alameda County Central Labor Council
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
  • The Entire East Bay Regional Park District Board
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday
  • San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter

As a child Ellen Corbett was influenced by her visits to the Regional Parks. Those visits changed her view of the world and political philosophy, making her the environmental advocate she is today.

Ellen wants to make sure all children in the East Bay have similar opportunities, to experience nature firsthand, and to learn the importance of protecting our environment, so that they can become future stewards of our parks and open spaces.  

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Otis Lee Sanders

Retired Equipment Operator
29,503 votes (27.29%)
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  • Maintenance
  • employment diversity
  • community involvement
Profession:Retired equipment operator
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Senior Financial Analyst
17,845 votes (16.5%)
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  • Combating climate change; expanding native tree plantings; increasing educational outreach programs; providing career training to the next generation of park stewards; and environmental scientists; and ensuring an equitable distribution of resources
  • Keeping the Bay Area safe by actively preventing another tragic fire; actively introducing more native plants, which through evolutionary biology are less prone to catching fire; removing flammable hazards in our Parks lands; and
  • Advocating for the public by increasing transparency for all East Bay Regional Park District Board decisions, and advancing park equity by ensuring that all of our community members have the right to access our Regional Parks regardless of zip code
Profession:Senior Financial Analyst
Senior Financial Analyst, Planned Parenthood Northern California (2016current)
Board Director, Community Learning Center Schools - Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center — Appointed position (2014current)
Board Treasurer, Community Learning Center Schools - Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center — Appointed position (2016current)
Financial Analyst, Bio-Rad Laboratories (20142016)
UC Berkeley B.A, Sociology (2013)
Volunteer, Sierra Club Tree Team (2013current)
Volunteer, Oakland Promise (2016current)
Volunteer, Havenscourt Neighborhood Association (2013current)
Volunteer Resume Reviewer and Career Mentor for UC Berkeley Students, UC Berkeley Career Fair (2016current)
Volunteer - Career Mentor and Resume Reviewer, Berkeley Student Cooperative (2013current)
  • Former CA Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
  • Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer of Alameda
  • Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks
  • Oakland Unified School District Board Member Shanthi Gonzales
  • East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club

Events

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— October 3, 2016 League of Women Voters of Oakland

This forum, held Monday evening, September 19, 2016 in Hearing Room 1 of Oakland City Hall, was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oakland.  Bonnie Hamlin, member of the League, moderated.  The public was invited to attend and submit written questions for each candidate to answer.

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