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Get Out and Vote on June 5, 2018!

OAKLAND, CA [May 31, 2018]  Although many people may feel disenfranchised or unmotivated about the mid-term elections, it is very import to exercise your civic duty by voting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  If you do not know if you are registered or where your polling place is, please visit California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla’s, website at

One of the down sides on knowing a lot of people is that sometimes your friends and colleagues run against each other for the same office.  I am glad that my network is willing to roll up its sleeves to get involved in their communities, however, it makes it challenging for me to endorse them since most of them do not live in a region where I can vote for them.  Nonetheless, I make it a point to illuminate whom I know that is running for office and ask for the following:

1.)  That you review their campaign websites;
2.)  Consider writing a check/donate to their campaigns; and
3.). Consider voting for them.

The best way to make a decision is to inform yourself on the candidate, their platform, and their stance on the issues that most resonate with you, your family, and your community’s needs.  Good luck!

Statewide Elections:

Gavin Newsome – Governor

Jeffrey Bleich – Lt. Governor

Gayle McLaughlin – Lt. Governor

Alex Padilla – Secretary of State

Tony Thurmond – Superintendent of Public Instruction

Malia Cohen – Board of Equalization, District 2

East Palo Alto:

Regina Wallace-Jones – City Council

San Francisco:

London Breed – San Francisco Mayor

Matt Haney – District 6 Supervisor

Shamann Walton – District 10 Supervisor

Theo Ellington – District 10 Supervisor

Kwixuan Maloof – Superior Court Judge

East Bay:

Assembly District 15

Oakland City Council 

Alameda County 

Irella Blackwood – County Auditor

Pamela Price – District Attorney

Nancy O’Malley – District Attorney

Contra Costa County

Dianna Becton – District Attorney

If I inadvertently left anyone off, please charge it to my head, not to my heart.  I can modify and update up until the election.  Thanks.






Don’t forget to vote on November 4th!

You Don't Understand the Problem

[October 30, 2014]  OAKLAND.  This mid-term election is critical for our country’s future.  Rather than complaining and whining about the state of our communities, our schools, our taxes, the environment, etc., here is our opportunity to show up and make a difference.  Electing our representatives and leaders is our civic duty and we should be proud to exercise it.  The deadline has passed to mail in absentee ballots, however, it is not too late to vote in person.  November 4, 2014 is the mid-term election day in California, so if you do not know where your polling place is, please visit to input your home address to find out.

Since I am The Social Politician ™, I work tirelessly for my clients to effectively disseminate their message and reach as many potential voters as possible.  Unfortunately, I do not have any clients running in this particular election, so for the most part, I have been sitting on the sidelines until I am retained.  Nevertheless, I have many friends and colleagues running in this election, so like I have done in the past, please see their campaign websites, make donations/contributions to their campaigns if you feel compelled, and give the best candidate your vote!

State Assembly District 15

Tony Thurmond –

Kevin and Tony

U.S. Representative 15th District

Eric Swalwell –

Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative 17th District

Mike Honda –

Mike Honda

El Cerrito City Council

Gabriel Quinto –

Gabriel Quinto

City of Richmond

Uche Justin Uwahemu –


Oakland City Council, District 2

Kevin Blackburn –


Oakland City Council, District 2

Dana King –

Dana King

Oakland City Council, District 2

Abel Guillen –

Abel Guillen

Oakland City Council, District 6

James Moore –


Oakland City Council, District 6

Desley Brooks –


Oakland City Council, District 6

Michael Johnson –

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Oakland Mayor

Bryan Parker –

Bryan Parker

Oakland Mayor

Libby Schaaf –

libby schaaf

Oakland Mayor

Courtney Ruby –

Courtney Ruby

Oakland Mayor

Dan Siegel –

Dan Siegel

Oakland Mayor

Joe Tuman –

Joe Tuman

Oakland Mayor

Jean Quan –

Jean Quan