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Alameda County, CA March 7, 2006 Election
Council Member; City of Piedmont Voter Information

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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John Chiang Click here for more information about this candidate 3,094 votes 32.6%

  • Occupation: Business Financial Executive
  • As a seasoned financial executive and CPA with over 30 years of experience, I am the only candidate with a strong professional finance background
  • As an active volunteer for both the city and school district for the past 15 years, I know the issues well, and value the city and school partnership
  • VP at MetLife, formerly SVP at Bank of America; MBA - Finance & Accounting, UCLA; BS - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  • Proven leader, consensus builder: Chair - Muni Tax Review Committee, CIP Committee; President - Educational Foundation, Piedmont Asian American Club
  • VP Finance - Piedmont Boy Scouts Council since 2004; Piedmont Civil Service Commission, member; Asian Business League of SF board since 1985
  • Piedmont Unified School District 5 Year Strategic Planning Committee, member
  • Ensure sound financial management, while maintaining our high standards of police, fire, parks and recreational services
  • Facilitate the development of a Civic Center Master Plan, considering all community input, with efficient utilization of all city-owned properties
  • Seek ways to increase the availability of sports and play fields, and improve traffic safety for our children, senior citizens, and others
Abe Friedman Click here for more information about this candidate 2,889 votes 30.5%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Piedmont City Council Member, Elected March 2002
  • Have served as Council Liasison to Planning, Parks, Recreation and Civil Service Commissions and as Council Rep on League of California Cities
  • Board Member, Piedmont Scout Council and Camp Augusta Boards
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Alameda County Parks, Recreation & Historical Commission
  • Supporter, Piedmont Education & Beautification Foundations
  • Master's Degree in Public Policy, Law Degree and B.A. from U.C. Berkeley
  • Preserve and Enhance our Community: Support improvements at 801 Magnolia, at Piedmont's swim facilities and play fields
  • Promote Fiscal Responsibility: Encourage reduction of parcel tax rates as appropriate, carefully oversee budget process, promote pub/priv partnership
  • Protect our Public Safety: Enhance emergency preparedness planning, support police and firefighters as necessary to maintain service / response times
Garrett A. Keating Click here for more information about this candidate 1,979 votes 20.9%
  • Occupation: Research Scientist
  • BA/BS history/biology Trinity College
  • PhD env toxicology Cornell University
  • greater public participation in upcoming Civic Center master planning
  • city/school partnerships in development of new facilities
  • adoption of new communication technologies for obtaining public input
Billy Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 1,460 votes 15.4%
  • Occupation: Real Estate Investor
  • Retired Business owner
  • Piedmont Schools substitute teacher
  • Piedmont Centennial Committee
  • Piedmont Middle School Board
  • A Better Way Board
  • Develop and Implement Master Plan for Civic Center
  • Maintain Quality of life
  • Monitor sound financial practices

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League of Women Voters Election Forum

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Beach School Auditorium
Cable Broadcasts of League Election Forum

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 27, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM, 9 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    Times; 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 9 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Dates: Thursday, March 2 - Sunday March 5, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 9 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Date: Monday, March 6, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 10 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 3 PM, 5 PM
    Station: KCOM, channel 27
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