I am Dr. Tamela H. Hawley, and I am running for the Liberty Union High School District Board and would like your vote. As our community grows and changes, so does our district and we must keep an eye toward the future to ensure that all students are as successful as they can be to prepare fo…

Hello! My name is Blythe Lind. I am running as an incumbent candidate for the Brentwood Union School District Board of Trustees, on Nov. 3. My husband and I have two daughters, ages 13 and 16. My family has been fortunate to call Brentwood home for the last 18 years. Our children have attend…

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Hello, I’m Paul La Follette, 35 years old; a fifth generation Brentwood native who would be honored to serve you, your family and your business as Mayor. As a board member of Contra Costa Farm Bureau Leadership, I have seen many changes over the past 35 years, some good and some not so good.…

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The Press and the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce hosted the candidates running for the Oakley City Council. Candidates responded to a variety of topics from fire safety, broad-based inclusion and economic development.

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The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Fire Board unanimously approved a resolution in support of Measure X, a countywide sales tax initiative that, if passed, could play a significant role in the resolution of the district’s persistent service level challenges.

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Hello, my name is Edward Schuck, and I am asking for your vote to become the next Mayor of Brentwood. My wife and I grew up in Contra Costa County. As our family grew, we went looking for a community where we could feel safe raising our children and still afford to live. We found Brentwood. …

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My name is Faye Maloney, and I’m running for Brentwood City Council, District 1. I’m grateful and blessed to call Brentwood home after living in multiple continents. I love my city for its community, the opportunities it has afforded my family, and its uniqueness. I have dedicated my life to…

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My name is Joe Young and I am running for reelection to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Board of Directors. My wife and I moved to Brentwood 12 years ago. I’ve given back to the community through volunteer services as a volunteer director of ECCFPD, as president of ou…

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My name is Oleksii Chuiko, and my vision for Oakley is to keep the balance between our inevitable growth and the quality of life that we all value and enjoy. I have been a proud resident of Oakley for the last three years. Over this short time, I have grown to love our amazing community. Now…

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Rahm Emanuel, who was the mayor of Chicago for eight years, made the profound observation, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

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My name is Stephen Smith. After seven years of service on the ECCFPD Board of Directors in both appointed and elected positions, I am running for reelection to the Board for a full four-year term. Throughout my Board service, I have been a member on the Standing Committee on Finance. As Boar…

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It has been an honor to serve the residents of Brentwood on the city council. Together, we can be proud of the progress we are making, and I am looking ahead with optimism.

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My family and I moved to Brentwood from the Tri-Valley in 2017. I have a wife and three beautiful daughters. I am an IT professional by trade, however, I spent my entire childhood watching my father go to work as a firefighter. I saw the courage, professionalism and dedication to the communi…

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With a general election approaching and a pandemic creating a new normal, many East County residents are wondering how they can safely and surely cast their votes in November.

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Candidate filing deadlines wrapped up this week, and East County now has a clean list of candidates for the upcoming November election.

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REGIONAL East County candidates have begun the process of pulling papers to run for various seats in the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. The nomination period is open through Aug. 7. If an incumbent does not file by 5 p.m. on Aug. 7, the deadline will then extend for non-incumbents only. That…

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Councilmember Karen Rarey announced her candidacy for mayor. Rarey has committed two-plus decades to serving Brentwood, earning her the prestigious recognition as Citizen of the Year in 2012.

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Ballots are in for the 2020 primary election, and while precincts were not 100% reported as of press time, preliminary figures and general insight to the overall results are available. 

Contra Costa residents will find it easier to vote in the upcoming Tuesday, March 3, presidential primary election as the Contra Costa Elections Office and city clerks countywide provide convenient vote-by-mail drop off locations, prior to and on Election Day.