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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - November 3, 1976, Oakland, California Tribune election 76 wed., nov. 3, 1976 t i Shatos Simpson District 1 Kirkwood District 9 Hutch District 7 aub4 districts by ba18e w. Demo co two new directors have been elected to the Bay area rapid transit Board shifting the Power balance away from the coalition that had strongly supported Bart general manager Frank c. Herringer. Berkeley attorney Art Shartsis ousted incumbent q to Arr k of oot land in a hotly contested race for the District covering parts of Oakland As Well As Berke Ley Piedmont and Kensing ton. Or. Clark a director for six years had been involved in a controversy Over expense accounts and was criticized by grand juries in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Or. Shartsis campaigned hard on the expense account situation As Well As the continuing tech Nical problems with the trains and automated control sys tem. In Central Contra Costa county where there was no incumbent on the ballot Busi Nessman Barclay Simpson 55, led a Field of 14 candidates and won with 20 per cent of vote. Or. Simpson s Clos est challenger Nancy a. District i Bare Simpson Nancy rockeman.22.149 James r. Trembath alschiff.16.277 Harry m.moses.12.962 John j. Connolly sr.6.358 Robert h. Olney.5.871 Ray a. Stremel.5.524 Donald kunkle.3.673 Barry heliport.2.667 Willard stone.2.219 Albert Maas Judson Knud elmer.525 District 3 Alameda county Art shartsis.29.835 Richard 0. Percy Butler .9.396 Oshri harmon.7.269 Aaron David William Williams.2.945 Steven Jerry Rockeman 37, a state Legisla Tive consultant who had 18 per cent of the vote. Incumbents John Kirk Wood and Ella Hill Hutch of san Francisco won easily. And in the Liverne san Leandro area incumbent Robert s. Al Len. 50, a Cost analyst for Southern Pacific transportation co., won easily Over two Cima Riigers. Or. Clark bad been a Strong supporter of Herringer who at age 32 was hired in july 1975 As the Agency s year Genera manager. He previously had been adminis Trator of the Federal Urban mass transportation administration and before that was an aide in the Nixon White House. While or. Herringer was not a Campaign Issue there has been criticism of his salary and he does not enjoy support from All Board Mem Bers. Shartsis had Strong backing from Bart director Nello j. Bianco of Richmond who has been a lukewarm supporter of or. Herringer though in recent months has said he is a major supporter of the general manager. Board of directors Contra Costa county butler.422 grossman.285 karmon.189 cohen.117 Williams. 79 holl.42 brown.27 or. Simpson also campaigned on the expense account Issue which also involved Bart Board president Elmer Cooper of san Francis co. Who was not up for reelection. It was or. Allen who first raised the expense account Issue. While be had filed for Nelv from Tiki shartsis.31.038 butler.s.818 karmon.7.458 grossman.6.465 cohen.4.282 Williams.3.024 brown.2.136 Holl .1.963 District i Alameda county Robert s. John Ferguson january through september 1975, or. Clark had received and or. Cooper while some of the expenses were said to involve the search for a new general Man Ager or. Cooper did travel to Europe at Bart expense and both he and or. Clark charged Bart for office and clerical expenses costs later criticized by both grand juries. Or. Bianco later resigned As Board vies president be cause he said his fellow directors were not going to tighten up expense account proce dures. Or. Clark a publicist and consultant primarily in real estate businesses was appointed to the Bart Board in 1970 and is a former Albany councilman. Contra Costa county ferguson.515 total Allen .45.391 mccardle.37.341 District 7 Alameda county Ella Hill .8.301 Donald Hall de san Francisco hall.6.942 hall.1u.99s Acido .s.075 District j John Robert t. Albert c. Welti .13.987 Glen j. Incumbent jct hts word word 2 Leavitt word 4 challengers went Down to defeat in ail four races for positions on the East Bay regional Park District s Board of directors. The four incumbents were returned to office with better than two to one majorities Over their closest competitors. The District covers most of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Mary Lee Jefferds. 55, former director of the Audi Oon Center in Berkeley was the winning incumbent in Ward 1, which includes Berkeley. Albany Piedmont. Kensington. A Cerrito the Montclair District of Oakland part of Orinda and part if Richmond. Her opponents were Donald p. Miller and Morris Hurley. Harlan Kessel. 48. Was an easy Winner Over Richard w. Doust. 33. In Ward 2, including Northern and Central Oak land Canyon. Moraga. Pans of Orinda and Lafavette. John j. Chairman of the Park District Board was returned to office by voters in Ward 4. Including Alameda and East Oakland. The unsuccessful challenger was Wil Liam k. Hester. 37. Veteran Park Board Mem Ber Fred c. Blu Niberg. A la Jikit Buroker first elect to to the Board in 1964. Was returned to his position Over two challengers. The losers to Blumborg in Ward 6. Covering Walnut Creek pleasant Hill parts of Concord and Lafayette and Alamo Danville ant Inch. Clayton and Pishum. Were Audrey m. Bramhall of Wal nut Creek and w. Norman Sims of Danville. Directors fur each Board meeting they at tend with a maximum of two meetings each month. They direct a wide ranging array of Parks that this year have a budget of million. Blumberg Ward 6 Board of directors Ward 1 Mary Jefferds 359 Donald Miller 12.471 Morris Hurley Contra Costa country Jefferds 72 Miller Hurley l 4s7 total Jefferds 50.531 Miller Hurley Ward 2 Alameda county Harlan 33.74 Richard a oust 14.7so Contra Costa county a 1.229 Doust 5.5 is total 44.971 Doust 2d.33s Ward 4 John Levitr 42.3hs William Hester Ward h Fred 53. 128 Audrey Bramhall 28.445 w. Norman Sims denotes incumbent a transit Ebmund Rinehart at Large Berk Ward 2 Nakadegawa Ward 1 three incumbents won easy victories yesterday to retain their posts on the Board of the Alameda Contra Costa transit District. Oakland accountant Ray h. Rinehart easily outdistanced five challengers. He received 54 per cent of the Contra Costa county vote and 49.56 per cent in Alameda county. In the Richmond area businessman William e. Berk Defeated challenger Oscar j. Coffey. A Busi Nessman and rehabilitation assistant. Berk had 69 per cent of the vote. Roy Nakadegawa a Richmond City employee who resides in Berkeley had or challenger. He received votes. Board of directors Ward 1 Roy Ward 2 Alameda county William Oscar Coffey Contra Costa county .28.916 Coffey. 12.948 total at Large Alameda county Ray David Albert e. Raugust.25.577 Michael Hector reyna.14.804 Jot Jacobs Contra Costa county Rinehart .20.816 Lee.6.291 preston.3.234 reyna.1.621 total Lee .-.62.067 raugust.30.235 preston.28.801 reyna.16.425 Carrington words Simmons Ward 6 denotes incumbent Moses word 1 three incumbent directors of the East Bay municipal Utility District were returned to office in Ward elections the first time in the District s year history that directors were selected in specific locations. Albert c. Carrington. At w years the Dean of California s local elected officials was re turned to the office he has held fur 29 years. His opponents were James f. Maresca. 32. And w. H. 35. The Tun combined to take 54 per cent of the mite in Ward 5. Which includes Alameda and parts of san Leal to and san the top vote better in the Utility District election was Kennetn h. Simmons who had no opposition in Ward 6 in Kast Oakland. A relatively rare in Ward 1 in the Richmond area was won by incumbent Wil Liurni p. Moses chairman of the i Ontra Coli nov he publican party Central com Mittee. The loser in Ward i was Barbara Vincent a Cori Tva to ill aim lit Loper of the democratic slate Central committee. Or. Carrington and or. Moses ran As a coalition. They were Chally Ioctl by the coalition of or. Maresca and mrs. Vincent who by the political action cum Mittee for the environment under new Law taking effect this year the District Hoard members Are running in wards of approximately 157. 000 residents each. Former the directors run at the District of 1.1 million Resi dents. Under procedures so Complex Asio he unworkable it has in in half a centum. Since an incumbent has been resumed through the ballot Box. Board of directors Ward i William Barbara vincent.id.474 Ward a k7w .i.nne-. Mareva a anti to Ward k Kenneth 2s. 141 Liellie lil Xiv Sun Francisco f some 77 per cent of san Francisco s larg est number since the general election of 1968, swarmed to the polls yesterday to approve by a substantial margin an initiative measure which pro Vides Ide election for the City s 11 supervisors. Voters also sanctioned 14 other measures ranging from the appropriation of Mil lion for improvement of sewer and treatment facilities to conform to state and Federal standards to proposition a which authorizes the firing of striking City workers. Four incumbents on the Board of Community colleges running in a slate aimed at tightening spending reins won easily Over five challengers. M. The slate with Voles Fol Lowed by Doris Ward 98.8w Ernest Church Ayala 91 461. And John y. Chin 85.080. But the electorate perhaps distressed by a year of Battles Over Money and educational procedures by members of the san Francisco Board of Edu cation ousted three incumbents retaining Only or. Eugene s. Hopp. Who topped a roster of 18 who sought positions. Bounced were Tom Reed or. Lee s. Dolson and Sam Martinez. New faces on the Board Are Bill Maher who ran second to or. Hopp. Director of Educa Tion programs for the Delan cps Street foundation who denounced failure to educate youth Ben Tom a transport analyst who plugged for More frugality in spending and Peter Mezey. Who pressed for vote margin. to 104. 204. Mayor George Moscone gave tacit support to the Mea sure but most supervisors were openly hostile to it. Supervisors in general claimed that approval would shove the City into a Chicago Type Ward of the proposed ii districts five Don t have a current representative or the Board. Actually. The exclusive St. Fran Cis Wood area has five Resi dents on the present Board. Voters still stinging Over a Sway Craft workers strike and an earlier police and fire strike apparently retaliated by overwhelmingly approving proposition a a charter Sal proceedings. Proposition a which would have lumped 100 attorneys in the District attorney City at Torney and Public defender offices under civil ervice Protection was Defeated to 68.320. Also Defeated were Mea sures of uni Ittin civil service exemptions in the sheriff s office a change in Board of education Eugene Bill Maher. Ben Tom Peter Meay. 61.673 Tom Thomas j. Mellon or. proposition to by far stirred the most controversy among the 20 City propositions. It passed by a More than City employees to be fired and proposition can implement ing measure authorizing hear ing officers to conduct dismiss Jule c. Johnson.52.157 Sam Jim gonzalez.39.081 Sylvia wemstein.2fl.6l7 Mary rodgers.i9.223 Milli 17 Joyce halverson.15.533 Richard Johansing .8.792 Donna clancey.8.354 Douglas mallouk.6.447 Richard f Luntey 5.w3 denotes Mcm Ghent Community College governing Ioard it scr dons Ernest John Thomas Wilson Patrick in Anthony Campilongo. Raymond Bro Miears .22, Susan Muse . Denotes incumbent 102.857 .533 Mil Tion in the retirement astern and traffic harriers. Proposition s. Which per mits the City to construct an above or below to round con a " i Bleim i cent hotel Dii Seijin a h i Jcj City propositions no Kire strikers yes yes no. Karmila yes no a Richig of we tests yes .i37.s9h no is Missal few Caise yes m of a. I civil yes no 112.457 yes i30.221 no expand Art i e1 it i i i Iliff fire i of asian y.-, no amortisation Elf Chiw m s yen i a i i1i.1 m yes 14x.-w no nits y san a traffic barriers v Beena Onur is llh5m a he no hmm

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