Friday, August 10, 2012

campaign statement for the voter pamphlet

Don Macleay, Candidate for Oakland City Council, District 1,
 campaign statement for the voter pamphlet

On Council, I will address the crisis affecting Oakland youth in Education, Crime, Employment and Housing.  To reduce crime in Oakland, we need to exit the revolving door prison system, work on root causes, and make a place for ex-offenders in our community.  To build a city government that better serves us, we need stable money in our budget, and we must remove money and gerrymandering from our local elections with a budget and charter reform convention.  I offer the skills of an educated environmentalist, an industrial worker, and a business manager.  Over the 23 years that I have lived here raising my two sons, I have found that my mix of white and blue collar background connects me with many residents as does my life as a world citizen living abroad 15 years where I learned to speak French, Spanish, Italian, German and Mandarin.

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