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Races set for June primary election

Original post made on Apr 7, 2014

With the election less than two months away, candidate lists are set for federal, state and local positions to be contested during the June 3 primary.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:57 PM

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Posted by Registered Joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

In the State 16th Assembly District, Steve Glazer and Tim Sbranti are running for the Democratic nomination. Steve has experience on the Orinda City Council and is a long-time adviser to Jerry Brown, while Tim is the current Mayor of Dublin. Whomever wins the primary will go on to face the Republican challenger in the general election later this year.

Tim Sbranti is aligned with big unions, and is the chair of the Political Action Committee for the California Teachers' Association. (Think about that for a moment - the CTA is large enough and powerful enough to require its own Political Action Committee.) Also, next time you drive on 580, take a look at all the housing sprawl on the north side of Dublin. All this is a result of Mr. Sbranti's policies concerning Dublin. Good for Dublin, bad for Dublin, you decide.

On the other hand, Steve Glazer was one of the very few public figures to openly oppose the BART strike. He's in favor of classifying BART workers the same as police and firefighters - workers that perform an essential public service. BART employees, like police and firefighters, would be able to unionize, and collectively bargain, but not strike. Mr. Glazer has also taken a pledge of independence and urges his colleagues and competitors to do the same.

Whatever your position, go out and vote!


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Posted by VIRGINIA FULLER
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:07 am

I just wanted to post a footnote to this article.
While it is true that a total of six candidate made it to be qualified to be listed on the June 3rd. ballot, that doesn't preclude others from running.
I for one have pulled papers to run as a Write-in candidate. (What is wrong with this picture? Several of my REQUIRED endorsement signatures were deemed "Invalid" to qualify me to be listed on the ballot, but it is perfectly OK, not to require any ID verification to vote.)
I am running because I don't like the candidates both major political parties have endorsed. They both are in favor of Obama care and illegal immigration.
The Dem candidate has voted many times to tax the working class more, passed bills that kill the economy, and authored the "Bathroom" bill.

The Republican candidate has pledged the represent, the people from Vietnam.
Posted by M. Sher, a resident of another community
on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

In an open letter to the Vietnamese community presently on his website, the Judge explained why he wants to run for Congress.

"I decided...to run for the U.S. Congress... because I believe that the free Vietnamese-Americans and the people of Vietnam should have a voice on the international forum; and at this time, the forum is the U.S. Congress."

The citizens of CoCoCo. have a clear choice in voting for the right candidate, who will best represent their best interest.
If you would like to support my campaign, donate and/or volunteer, please visit my website at: www.fullerforcongress.org


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