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Who are your readers' candidates for District 2 supervisor?

Original post made by Allied new services research, another community, on Nov 18, 2011

Dear Editor,

May we, as readers, start a survey on the Express Forum for who voters would support as a candidate for District 2 Supervisor in the June Primary 2012?

Let's list those being tested in district 2 polling:

1. H Abram Wilson, Mayor of San Ramon CA
2. Karen Stepper, Mayor of Danville CA
3. Tomi van de Brooke, former Chief of Staff for Supervisor Piepho
4. Don Perata, former leader of California State Senate
5. Candace Andersen, Vice Mayor of Danville CA
6. David Bowlby, Chairman of the Board, Contra Costa Council and Chair of Contra Costa County Municipal Advisory Committee for Alamo

Others being tested by their parties are former Mayors of Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Moraga. Regional neighborhoods are testing leading chamber and community group leaders.

May we ask that readers send their choices to you at so you might gather results, interview potential candidates and gain insights into choices for a home page feature?

Thank you

Hal, allied news services conference board, San Francisco Bay Area corridors

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Posted by [update]
a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Dear Editor,

In further review, 23 names are being sampled, polled or tested with supporters as possible candidates for District 2 supervisor by political parties, regional community groups, various economic councils, chambers and corporations. News service polling of these 23 names illustrates that District 2’s majority of voters do not have a current preference but do have strong opposition to many among the 23 names. For voters, it is the comparison of all 23 potential candidates to the independence, performance and service provided by Gayle Uilkema as their basis in polling responses. For all the political interests, it is seeking a candidate that actually can win a majority of votes. So far, it is difficult to find a winner among the 23 names because most are not known outside their community or have significant negatives in polling responses due to their political associations.

News polling is testing “other” as a choice and so far “other” has majority support. There is a strong likelihood that voters will write-in Gayle’s name because no choice of candidate at present measures up to her contributions. One thing quite apparent today is any candidate running unopposed could lose the election to a majority of voters writing in “other” if Gayle refuses to be drafted as a “write-in candidate.” It would be quite interesting if a ballot candidate is elected after losing the popular vote to “other.”

Subscriber news services update

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Posted by Informed resident
a resident of another community
on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

WOW! You really have no idea about Uilkema do you. Why does your post not surprise me one iota.

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Posted by [one iota]
a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Dear Editor,

Thank you for sponsoring a body of work that will be referenced in the future of these campaigns. It remains a question "who are any of the candidates and how will we be served by the status quo of CCC politics going forward? Will we be served at all?

Joyous wishes at Thanksgiving.

Ralph, wondering with a knowing smile

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Posted by Alamo Gets Justice
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

#1 , #2, or #5. As we get closer the right choice will surface.

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Posted by Informed resident
a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

County Watch, errrrrr I mean Alamo Gets Justice,

I love breaking this to you but 1,2,3,4,5,6 (and anyone else that already holds elected office) knows it is most likely too late to get in a race. Real contenders definitely know this. Endorsements and campaign funds are for the most part already locked up. Thinking that "someone" will jump in at the last minute is just wishful thinking. It is one thing to talk about it and quite another to pull the trigger. In a race where it takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to get a reasonable message out into the district, any serious contender would have declared months ago. This will be especially true in District 2.

Besides, I am sure in time you will be able to spell Supervisor VandeBrooke.

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Posted by Alamo Gets Justice
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Thanks for the heads up Mr. Manson. I'll keep that in mind.

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