Tuesday, September 11, 2012

OakPAC 2012 Candidate Endorsements

OakPAC          Our Candidates Mean Business!

As the voice for business in Oakland, the Oakland Political Action Committee (“OakPAC”) is proud to unanimously endorse the following candidates:    

District 1:             Amy Lemley

                                                2nd choice – Richard Raya

District 3:             Sean Sullivan

                                                2nd choice – Lynette Gibson-McElhaney

District 5:             Mario Juarez

                                                2nd choice – Shelly Garza

District 7:             Larry Reid

                                                2nd choice – Sheryl Walton

At Large:              Ignacio De La Fuente

                                                2nd choice – Rebecca Kaplan

City Attorney:      Barbara Parker

18th Assembly District:          Rob Bonta & Abel Guillen

                                                            Dual Endorsement                             
School Board District 1:         Jody London                          

School Board District 3:         Richard Fuentes

School Board District 5:         Rosie Torres                           

School Board District 7:         James Harris

“The OakPAC Board interviewed all the candidates, reviewed their extensive answers to our questionnaires and determined who we believe will best improve the City of Oakland.” said OakPAC Board Chairman John Gooding.

“Our goals of creating jobs, improving the economy and enhancing public safety for everyone in Oakland are shared universally by every candidate for office”, added OakPAC Board Vice-Chairman Mike Jacob, “but after careful review of their experience and policy proposals it is clear these candidates have the vision and ability to best make those goals a reality.”

OakPAC has a proven track record of successfully helping to elect candidates who appreciate the needs of Oakland’s business community.  With a winning percentage of 80% over the last several elections, OakPAC endorsements are highly sought after – and only the best candidates earn the distinction.

The purpose Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is to promote commerce and industry, to advance economic growth and to enhance the quality of life in the City of Oakland.  It is the purpose of OakPAC to promote those goals by supporting candidates that reflect those goals and objectives.

For more information on how you can help these candidates make Oakland a better place contact OakPAC Executive Director Paul Junge at (510) 874-4817 or pjunge@oaklandchamber.com

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At September 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM , Anonymous Scott Law said...

I don't understand. How is it possible that the Oak Chamber of Commerce would endorse Lemley and Raya, with zero business experience and no plans for lowering current business taxes ?


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