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May 25, 2010 > Candidates for Alameda County Supervisor District 2

Candidates for Alameda County Supervisor District 2

Hayward, Newark, Union City, northern Fremont (incl. Ardenwood, Brookvale and Niles), Palomares Canyon and Sunol

Kevin Dowling
During 12 years on Hayward City Council, I led the effort to build our first new schools in 45 years, increased neighborhood emergency preparedness, introduced green and sustainable building practices, attracted new businesses and jobs and secured fair wages and affordable housing. As an aide to two County Supervisors for 10 years, I worked on the issues facing Alameda County. Currently, I'm creating the Hayward Youth Master Plan.

If elected Supervisor, my priorities include:

Economy: adequate funding of vital public services; redesign or replacement of failing programs; local governments should buy locally; protect well-paid jobs.

Healthcare: improved healthcare for all County patients; ensuring St. Rose Hospital and Washington Hospital continue to serve the community.

Education: work with the four school districts in District 2; maximize and prioritize resources; retain and reward quality teachers; support all students so they graduate.

Environment: promote smart growth, strategies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Transportation: complete the Route 238 Corridor Project, the Oakland Airport Connector, BART to San Jose.

Open and Transparent County Government: involve more people in local government to empower themselves and their communities; broadcast Board of Supervisors' meetings on cable TV and the internet.

Support the candidate with a record of making local government work.

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Liz Figueroa
I have been a strong voice for Alameda County residents for decades - as Union Sanitary District Boardmember, Assemblymember and State Senator. I've fought for the issues most important to us - jobs, healthcare, public safety and privacy.

As a state legislator, I delivered for Alameda County residents. Healthy Families, the Do Not Call list, mandatory insurance coverage for 48-hour hospital stays for mothers, new-borns and mastectomy patients and securing funding to complete the San Francisco Bay Trail are a few of many bipartisan accomplishments achieved on Alameda County residents' behalf.

If elected to the Board of Supervisors, I shall continue fighting for the issues that matter most to our community - bringing green jobs to Alameda County by recruiting cutting-edge green and bio-tech industries to the region so the County's economy can thrive again.

I will preserve and enhance healthcare options in Alameda County, as I did in Sacramento, so families avoid having to choose between paying their mortgage or for healthcare.

I will ensure critical, public safety resources are sustained and first responders have the training and tools necessary to keep our families and neighborhoods safe.

I have a proven record of tackling tough issues. Vote Liz Figueroa for County Supervisor.

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Mark Green
My experience, knowledge and results as a local, elected official make me the best candidate. I have been Mayor of Union City, since 1993, presiding over a dramatic transformation in the city's appearance, configuration and services. Numerous quality developments and civic amenities have been added.

In the past six years, I've led successful efforts for voter-approval of two public-safety funding measures. Elected officials must lead the way on difficult issues. My determination and willingness to invest time are recognized.

The County and Bay Area need sustainable growth. As growth is directed towards transit hubs, infrastructure will need investment.

The other candidates cannot match my experience in transportation and land use. Fellow Bay Area and Alameda County elected officials selected me as President of the Association of Bay Area Governments and as Chair of the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority.

My strong working relationships with officials in all 101 cities and nine Bay Area counties will help solve problems straddling city and county boundaries. All cities in this District should thrive. The ability to attract jobs, improve access to services and plan for sustainable growth will be essential.

I respectfully ask for your vote to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

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Nadia Lockyer
I promise to be the strong, new voice representing our community in county government to ensure better access to programs and services vital for our families' safety and health.

I shall bring more resources and fiscal responsibility to District 2. My greatest skill is assembling the right people and resources to solve tough problems.

Alameda County has the human resources and land to become a green and bio-tech industrial center. I shall use these assets to promote a vibrant economy.

I am Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center, a one-stop service center for crime victims and their families whom I help daily to secure county-government assistance by collaborating with frontline health and safety personnel.

As a County Manager, I've made government work, helping Alameda County save millions of dollars by delivering services to the most needy through public-private partnerships. I will apply this creativity to Alameda County government.

I will hold county government agencies and departments accountable, ensure residents receive full value for their tax dollars and champion the highest quality and most cost-effective services. Local clinics and urgent-care services must be funded and hospital beds and emergency services maintained.

I respectfully ask for your vote on June 8.

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