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Let's get to know Joel Keller in District 3

Original post made by [removed], Blackhawk, on Dec 23, 2011

Dear Editor,

REFERENCE: Web Link, “BART Director Joel Keller is taking a serious look at challenging Contra Costa Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho in District 3.”

Diablo Vista region neighborhoods, in support of Diablo, Blackhawk and Tassajara Valley voters in Contra Costa County District 3, are planning outreach to Joel Keller via regional audit teams to encourage a competitive campaign against the re-election of Mary N. Piepho as District 3 supervisor. A regional forum meeting planned in Blackhawk will invite Mr. Keller to present his interests in being district 3 supervisor and how he will engage communities and neighborhoods in his representation of district 3 residents.

How does your readership in Diablo, Blackhawk and Tassajara Valley feel about a competitive choice for district 3 supervisor?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of another community
on Dec 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

Joel Keller would be an excellent candidate and far exceed positive results for District III residents than any other past seven years. I would fully support his candidacy. I hope everyone in District III and beyond encourages Joel to run. Who knows we could even end up finally getting BART to far east county. Come on Joel let's do this for betterment of Contra Costa County.

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Dear Editor,

District 3 neighborhoods have been contacting CDSI Research member information ( to get background on Joel Keller, Web Link.

I have just left a message for Joel at his home asking that he read this exchange on the Express Forum Web Link and post a contact e-address so communities and neighborhoods in District 3 can illustrate support for a well-educated and experienced candidate for District 3 supervisor.

It would be a courtesy to your readers to profile Joel in the same manner as Candace Andersen so voters can express support for his candidacy.

As a CDSI Research Fellowship courtesy

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Posted by Steve B.
a resident of another community
on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Are we talking about the same Joel Keller that has been on the troubled BART board for almost 30 years and who has completely failed to bring BART to his home town of Antioch? How can you possibly state that Mr. Keller would far exceed positive results based on his dismal 30 year record as a BART director? Are you insinuating that there are some mystery results that he has garnered which have gone unnoticed? If you think a County Supervisor has more to do with BART than an actual BART director, then Joel Keller would be your man...because you have not a clue.

While Mr. Keller is a nice person he has already retired from the county, and now wants to retire from the BART board. It is probably time for the 66 year old to hang it up and enjoy his golden years. With terms being 4 years, our county can not afford a 70 year old supervisor, Just ask Gayle Uilkema!

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Dec 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

Dear Editor,

Blatant age discrimination has no place in this exchange or sponsored by EMCEB's Express Forum. Our State and National governments has long honored the wisdom, experience and skills that comes with age.

News service fact-checking overnight illustrated that BART has performed on task and to markets for its transit services. BART Directors, including Joel Keller, have not had the review of actions in office that have been directed at Mary Piepho for questionable use of funds, nepotism, decisions in favor of supporters of her office holder account, and political intimidation/retaliation.

Specifically, the majority of Antioch commuters do not go to inner-bay destinations offered by BART in their original design. In fact-checking by news service researchers, plans for alternative rail transit and expanded rapid bus services offers the destinations in the south bay, north bay and upper west bay. BART is intended to be Mass Rapid Transit serving the inner bay economic hubs and delivers that result to millions of riders.

Scuttle the “swift boats” before, once again, they take over your forum and home page in the same manner as 2008.

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Posted by East County Watch
a resident of another community
on Dec 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

Steve B , you have insulted thousands of political leaders across the world with your discriminating statement about age. You are showing your ignorance and adolescence with comments like that. Age creates wisdom, knowledge, experience, and leadership unlike you’re out of touch questionably immoral special interest lying middle aged Queen. The public has a duty to remove Mary Piepho for the betterment of Contra Costa County.

As far as Gayle goes, she did not run because of the huge boundary change to her District. While I have disagreed with Gayle, I find her to be professional, intelligent, honest, and sincere. If I was in her District and she re-ran I would seriously consider her unlike the lying unethical questionable middle aged Queen who only thinks about herself above all else. I hope Joel Keller runs. We need to be saved from the queen dictator we now have.

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