Elections 2004 Voters Take Heart
Alameda Local Elections, Local Community
November 2 Election Alameda City Council. Please vote for Marie Gilmore! Marie is currently serving on the council and was formerly a veteran member of the Alameda Planning Board. She is smart, knowledgeable, and judicious in her approach to tough issues. Tony Daysog and Barbara Kerr supported her initial appointment, followed by Mayor Johnson, and now the entire council is behind her. She has gained the official endorsements of Mayor Beverly Johnson, Councilmember Frank Mataresse, and Barbara Kerr. (See more at http://www.smartvoter.org/2004/11/02/ca/alm/vote/gilmore_m/)
We also really like Doug DeHaan, who has been working consistently and tirelessly for Alameda since I met him 12 years ago (and, no doubt, longer). Doug has been especially active in the Alameda Naval Air Station base conversion to civilian use, and is currently Chair of the Alameda Economic Commission. We strongly agree with his views on Greenbelt and park development in Alameda, and appreciate his passion and commitment to improving Alameda. (See more at http://www.smartvoter.org/2004/11/02/ca/alm/vote/dehaan_d/)
The Alameda Green Party has not officially endorsed any candidate, but says on its web site it is leaning toward Marie Gilmore. GOOD IDEA. Our work with her on the Northern Waterfront Specific Plan indicates she would be an excellent choice for the Green-Minded. Click here for her answers to the Green Party candidate questionnaire.
Marie Gilmore stands out because of her previous record. Since becoming a council member, Gilmore has taken principled stands that are in line with Green values and our vision for the community. She studies the issues before council meetings and has shown herself to be adept at listening to all parties and fairly considering all viewpoints. Her experience as past president of the Planning Board has helped her to courageously take the lead on issues that demand hard decisions. Her strength in keeping things moving has helped the public process move forward and prevented it from breaking down due to indecision and excessive deliberation. From the Alameda Green Party web site (http://cagreens.org/alameda/city/091004qa/2004endorse.shtml).
Doug deHann missed the deadline for getting his Green Party candidate questionnaire published on their web site, but I called him today and asked him to forward it to me. Click here to read Doug's answers.
Read the biographies of these two great candidates on the league of Women Voters Smart Voter web site: http://www.smartvoter.org/2004/11/02/ca/alm/race/19/
»» Join us at Coffee for Thought on Webster Street in Alameda on election night, Tuesday November 2, 2004, to be among friends as we watch the election results roll in.
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Marie Gilmore for City Council
Dear Friends and Alameda Voters,
Everyone needs a friend on City Council! Marie Gilmore is just such a friend, and we are very happy to be supporting her this November 2nd.
Marie is a great person. She is smart, she listens, and she carefully weighs all available information when making decisions. She represents Alameda in all its diversity, and cares about the ideas and issues that are so important to our community.
We got to know her very well during our work together on the Northern Waterfront Planning Committee and by watching her great work on the Planning Board where she let the developers know that Alameda won't settle for second best. We have enormous respect for her dedication, intelligence, and integrity.
She was great on the Planning Board, and has proved to be a wonderful new addition to our City Council. So . . .
Let's keep her!
For more information about how to support Marie Gilmore, please call Gail Wetzork at 522-3724. He would love to hear from you!
- Debra and Sherry
P.S. Are you willing to put up a sign? Make a donation? Please call Gail at 522-3724.
P.S.S. Vote for Marie Gilmore for City Council on Nov. 2nd!
Marie Gilmore has been endorsed by Mayor Beverly Johnson, Council members Frank Mataresse and Barbara Kerr, The Sierra Club, the National Women's Political Caucus, The Alameda Democratic Club, Senator Don Perata, Assembly member Wilma Chan, and MANY more. The Alameda Green Party said it best:
Marie Gilmore stands out because of her previous record. Since becoming a councilmember, Gilmore has taken principled stands that are in line with Green values and our vision for the community. She studies the issues before council meetings and has shown herself to be adept at listening to all parties and fairly considering all viewpoints. Her experience as past president of the Planning Board has helped her to courageously take the lead on issues that demand hard decisions. Her strength in keeping things moving has helped the public process move forward and prevented it from breaking down due to indecision and excessive deliberation. (http://cagreens.org/alameda/city/091004qa/2004endorse.shtml)
Don't forget to vote on November 2nd!