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Albany Dems Straw Poll at the Stroll

Thanks Dems for visiting us at our booth and participating in the Straw Poll for the upcoming Senate Seat.

Here are the results out of 258 votes:

Barbara Lee: 116 (45.0%)
Adam Schiff: 66 (25.6%)
Katie Porter: 64 (24.8%)
Other: 12 (4.7%)

The clear winner was the Bay Area's Barbara Lee! It is going to be a fascinating primary season.

Election Season News
The election season has already started with many candidates vying for new offices, opening the door for a lot of shakeup in the regional and State landscape.

Two important races are the 12th Congressional District (Barbara Lee's current seat - she is running for US Senate), and the 7th State Senate District, Nancy Skinner's seat. Senator Skinner is termed out. Below are the candidates for these seats.
Please join us for the Congressional Forum Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 7PM!

We will
host the candidates vying for Barbara Lee's seat in Congress which she has held since 1998! Barbara Lee is running for US Senate.

Agenda for the meeting:


-The election landscape


-State and County Dem Party news

-Club Business



9:00PM or earlier

-Endorsement meeting and online voting for dues-paying members in good standing.

12th Congressional District (Albany-Oakland-Berkeley-Alameda-San Leandro) (formerly District 13 more or less)

Sign up to attend the  forum today

7th State Senate District (Albany-Berkeley-Richmond-Oakland-Alameda) (formerly District 9 more or less)


Steven Tavares, of East Bay Insiders, hosts this web page of all the races. A shout out to Steve for being one of the only journalists covering East Bay politics, and a recommendation than you sign up for his Substack newsletter. He also produces podcasts.

We are gearing up and finalizing our candidate forums for these races.

The first forum will feature the Congressional candidates on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7PM.

The second forum will feature the State Senate candidates on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7PM.

In order to vote to Endorse candidates (or vote on any issue coming up in front of the Club), you must be a dues-paying member. If you are not a member, or your membership has lapsed, please consider renewing so that you can vote on Club positions, bylaw changes and endorsements. Become a member or renew today!

Save these dates!

AC Transit new districts

AC Transit is switching from the old system of 5 wards + 2 at large, to 7 wards. New maps will be drawn.

Proposed maps and comments on communities of interest can be sent to, on the interactive map tool, or at a public workshop or hearing. Map drawing starts Sept 20 and the final map will be selected at the end of October.

Details are at

Alameda County Democratic Party Unity Dinner

Please see here for details on the upcoming Unity Dinner!



Alameda County Democratic Party candidate training

Free candidate training coming up!

Thinking of running for office? The Alameda County Democratic Party will present a FREE workshop for Democrats considering candidacy for public office:
Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Light breakfast included, training begins at 10:00 a.m.

Click here for more information.


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