Saturday, March 8, 2008

Chang Not Seeking Re-election; Russo Faces No Opposition

By Stephen Buel
Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Henry Chang Jr. is not running for re-election as an at-large Oakland city councilman, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The deadline for announcing a candidacy for this seat in next Wednesday. The competition to replace him already includes crime-prevention advocate Charles Pine, attorney Clinton Killian, and AC Transit Board Member Rebecca Kaplan. As reported this week in the Express, both Kaplan and Killian, a former AC Transit board member, have played roles in the bus board's bizarre relationship with agency director Rick Fernandez. Meanwhile, in other races ...

Henry Chang Jr. is not running for re-election as an at-large Oakland city councilman, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The deadline for announcing a candidacy for this seat in next Wednesday. The competition to replace him already includes crime-prevention advocate Charles Pine, attorney Clinton Killian, and AC Transit Board Member Rebecca Kaplan. As reported this week in the Express, both Kaplan and Killian, a former AC Transit board member, have played roles in the bus board's bizarre relationship with agency director Rick Fernandez.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Oakland, City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente faces four separate opponents, including Realtor Mario Juarez, community development consultant David Wofford, small-business owner Beverly Blythe, and — most interestingly — school board member and longtime De La Fuente ally Noel Gallo. Now what do you suppose is up with that?

The only other surprise was that City Attorney John Russo has no opposition despite his recent starring role in a series of unflattering news accounts, here, here, and here.

As reported previously in the Express, Councilwoman Nancy Nadel is being opposed by school board member Greg Hodge, as well as nonprofit director Sean Sullivan and community activist Africa Williams. Councilwoman Jane Brunner is being opposed by electronics technician Patrick McCullough, who gained renown for shooting a 15-year-old boy in his North Oakland neighborhood in what he said was as an act of self defense.

Outside of Oakland, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley will face opposition from retiree Steve White; Contra Costa Supervisor Mary Piepho will face Republican Assemblyman Guy Houston of San Ramon; and Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover will face Realtor Don Parscal, engineering executive Erik Nunn, Antioch school board member Gary Agopian, and former Antioch mayor Mary Rocha, the Chron reported.

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