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Election Guide 2020

DANVILLE

Danville Town Council

It's a crowded field of candidates for the Danville Town Council election this November with nine candidates -- including two incumbents -- competing for three at-large council seats. See our coverage of the candidates here.

SAN RAMON

San Ramon Mayor

Six candidates are vying for the San Ramon mayor's seat, vacated by Bill Clarkson, who is termed out after eight years. Find our coverage here.

San Ramon Council Districts 1 & 3

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Luz Gómez is challenging incumbent Scott Perkins for the District 1 seat in the first election since the transition from at-large elections to district-based. Four candidates are vying for the District 3 seat. Incumbent councilman Phil O'Loane chose not to run for re-election. See our coverage of these races here.

SAN RAMON VALLEY

San Ramon Valley Unified School District Areas 2 & 3

This marks the district's first election using by-trustee-area voting for board members, instead of at-large. The Nov. 3 ballot will feature current Board President Greg Marvel, local business owner Shelley Clark and SRVUSD parent Priscilla Graft competing for the seat in Trustee Area 2, and community volunteer Laura Bratt, project manager Kumar Nallusamy and San Ramon Valley Education Foundation board member Scott Roberts competing for Trustee Area 3. See our coverage here.

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

Incumbents H. Jay Kerr and Matt Stamey, and challengers Thomas Gallinatti and Michelle Lee competing for three seats on ballot. See our coverage here and our editorial board recommendations here.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

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Contra Costa Community College District Ward 2

Voters in Alamo will help decide the leadership of local community colleges during the Nov. 3 election, with three candidates to choose from for the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) Board of Trustees. Find our coverage and editorial board recommendation here.

Central San Board of Directors

The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) Board of Directors is one of the special districts set to appear on San Ramon Valley voters' ballots during the Nov. 3 election, with six candidates vying for three at-large seats on the sewer board. Find our coverage here.

Measure W: Alamo Parks and Recreation

Amid a slew of state propositions and the county sales tax measure, voters in the unincorporated community of Alamo have their own ballot question with Measure W, which seeks to increase the financial appropriations limit for Alamo Parks and Recreation with no tax increase implications. Find our coverage

Alamo: Measure W aims to increase local parks funding without raising taxes here.

REGIONAL OFFICES

While the presidential election, state ballot measures, and city and school board contests will be at the front of many local voters' minds, there will be a handful of regional representative positions on ballots as well. Four feature familiar candidates, in runoffs after the March primary (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly), plus the three-candidate race for BART Board of Directors District 1.

Find our news coverage here.

Also see our editorial board's recommendations for BART District 1 and state/federal reps.

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Election Guide 2020

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 4:21 pm
Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 4:29 pm

Danville Town Council

It's a crowded field of candidates for the Danville Town Council election this November with nine candidates -- including two incumbents -- competing for three at-large council seats. See our coverage of the candidates here.

San Ramon Mayor

Six candidates are vying for the San Ramon mayor's seat, vacated by Bill Clarkson, who is termed out after eight years. Find our coverage here.

San Ramon Council Districts 1 & 3

Luz Gómez is challenging incumbent Scott Perkins for the District 1 seat in the first election since the transition from at-large elections to district-based. Four candidates are vying for the District 3 seat. Incumbent councilman Phil O'Loane chose not to run for re-election. See our coverage of these races here.

San Ramon Valley Unified School District Areas 2 & 3

This marks the district's first election using by-trustee-area voting for board members, instead of at-large. The Nov. 3 ballot will feature current Board President Greg Marvel, local business owner Shelley Clark and SRVUSD parent Priscilla Graft competing for the seat in Trustee Area 2, and community volunteer Laura Bratt, project manager Kumar Nallusamy and San Ramon Valley Education Foundation board member Scott Roberts competing for Trustee Area 3. See our coverage here.

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

Incumbents H. Jay Kerr and Matt Stamey, and challengers Thomas Gallinatti and Michelle Lee competing for three seats on ballot. See our coverage here and our editorial board recommendations here.

Contra Costa Community College District Ward 2

Voters in Alamo will help decide the leadership of local community colleges during the Nov. 3 election, with three candidates to choose from for the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) Board of Trustees. Find our coverage and editorial board recommendation here.

Central San Board of Directors

The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) Board of Directors is one of the special districts set to appear on San Ramon Valley voters' ballots during the Nov. 3 election, with six candidates vying for three at-large seats on the sewer board. Find our coverage here.

Measure W: Alamo Parks and Recreation

Amid a slew of state propositions and the county sales tax measure, voters in the unincorporated community of Alamo have their own ballot question with Measure W, which seeks to increase the financial appropriations limit for Alamo Parks and Recreation with no tax increase implications. Find our coverage

Alamo: Measure W aims to increase local parks funding without raising taxes here.

While the presidential election, state ballot measures, and city and school board contests will be at the front of many local voters' minds, there will be a handful of regional representative positions on ballots as well. Four feature familiar candidates, in runoffs after the March primary (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly), plus the three-candidate race for BART Board of Directors District 1.

Find our news coverage here.

Also see our editorial board's recommendations for BART District 1 and state/federal reps.

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