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A Message from Oakland City Councilmember-Elect Dan Kalb:
November 20, 2012
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters recently updated the vote totals in the race for Oakland City Council District One. While the results haven’t been certified, the tally is indicated as ‘final’. I am therefore comfortable and thrilled to declare victory!
I will be the next District One Oakland City Councilmember, and my wife Valarie and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did to make this possible. I could not have won this race without you.
Whether you walked a precinct, contributed financially, called voters, put up a campaign sign, and/or told your neighbors and friends about my candidacy, everything mattered and made a difference. Thank you.
The swearing-in ceremony will be January 7th, and I will get back to you with specific details as soon as I have them.
I want to recognize and thank once again the other stellar candidates who were in this race: Amy Lemley, Richard Raya, Don Link, Len Raphael, Don Macleay, and Craig Brandt. I look forward to working with each of them to move Oakland forward.
Right now, I am laying out my plans for my term on the City Council, reaching out to community leaders and other Councilmembers, and starting the process of hiring staff.
I am looking forward to being sworn in as your Councilmember, so I can get to work creating jobs, protecting our environment, making our neighborhoods safer, supporting youth programs, and restoring trust in City Hall.
Thank you so much again for all that you did over this past year to win this race. I’ll be in touch again soon.
Oakland City Councilmember-Elect Dan Kalb
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Oakland is a wonderful place to live, but there are many challenges facing our city. Unemployment is too high. Crime remains a serious problem. And people don't have faith that government is working for them. Our city needs new and experienced leadership.
As a council member, I will work hard to solve problems with innovation and determination, seek to instill a greater sense of community responsiveness and social responsibility in what comes out of City Hall, listen and pay attention to people's real-life concerns, and stay true to my strong sense of integrity and community service.
Thanks so much!