San Leandro City Council Candidates

District 2

Name: Dan Dillman

Age: 40

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Entrepreneur, businessman, Historic BAL Theatre owner/operator

Professional Background: Entrepreneur, writer, producer, director, and computer technician with over 25 years of experience in business and high tech.

Elected/appointed political office: South San Leandro Business Association vice president, Halcyon Foothill Neighborhood Association vice president, San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, San Leandro Kiwanis, Eden Area Regional Occupational Center businessman of the year.

Website: www.baltheatre.com

Name: Morgan Mack-Rose

Age: 41

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: President, San Leandro Unified School District board of trustees. Background in Corporate and Foundation Giving management and grant writing for nonprofits

Professional Background: Co-founder of San Leandro Community Action Network and San Leandro Parents Network; volunteer Girl Scouts camp leader.

Elected/appointed political office: San Leandro Unified School District board member, 2008-present; San Leandro Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board.

Personal Background: Two daughters


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Education: Bachelor's degree in anthropology with highest honors from University of California Santa Cruz, associate degree with honors, Santa Rosa Junior College

Website: www.facebook.com/MorganMackRoseForCouncil

Name: Ursula Reed

Age: 48

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Director, Human Resources, Hayward Unified School District

Professional Background:: Educator for past 24 years: speech therapist, teacher, principal

Elected/appointed political office: San Leandro Library-Historical Commissioner, District 2, 2006-2008. District 2 City Council member, 2008-present

Personal background: One child

Education: Master's degree in speech pathology, San Jose State University; administrative credential from Cal-State Hayward

Website: www.facebook.com/ReElectUrsulaReedForSanLeandroCityCouncil

District 4

Name: Chris Crow

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Name: Justin Hutchison

Age: 34

Party affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Store Management-Target

Professional Background: Over 15 years in private sector investigations and retail management from the store to district level. Youth baseball coach for past 10 years; served three years on San Lorenzo Little League board of directors

Elected/appointed political office: none

Personal Background: Married father of three

Education: Associate degree, administration of justice, Chabot College

Website: None

Name: Darlene Daevu

Age: 53

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Analyst, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Elected/appointed political office: San Leandro Senior Commission, 2010-present

Professional Background: Violinist, professional working woman active in San Francisco Civic Symphony, Allen Temple Baptist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Washington Manor Homeowners Association

Education: Master's degree in business administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco; bachelor's degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Website: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfDarleneDaevuForSanLeandroCityCouncil2012

Name: Benny Lee

Age: 47

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Financial systems consultant

Professional Background:: Information architect and process improvement professional, 20-plus years

Elected/appointed political office: San Leandro Personnel Relations Board; San Leandro Recreations and Parks Commission; San Leandro Budget Task Force; Asian Community Cultural Association of San Leandro president; Heron Bay Home Owner's Association president

Personal Background: Married

Education: Bachelor's in business administration, San Francisco State University

District 6

Name: Hermy B. Almonte

Age: 53

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Senior housing property manager

Elected/appointed political office: San Leandro Unified School District trustee, 2008-present; president, Eden Area Regional Occupational Program; Asian Cultural Community of San Leandro board member; Lions Club District 4-C3 zone chairman; Alameda County Leadership Academy graduate; served on Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission; served on San Francisco Disaster Action Team, American Red Cross Bay Area.

Education: Bachelor's of science in marine transportation, Philippine Merchant Marine College, Manila, Philippines (formerly Philippine Merchant Marine School)

Name: Jim Prola

Age: Declined to state

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Retired water and wastewater analyst with East Bay Municipal Utility District

Elected/appointed political office: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, officer and steering committee; California Alliance of Retired Americans, statewide legislative steering committee; Federation of Retired Union Members; Alameda County Democratic Central Committee; California State Democratic Central Committee; Sierra Club; Nature Conservancy; Cal Trout; Alameda Creek Alliance; San Leandro youth sports coach, including soccer, baseball and basketball; San Leandro City and San Lorenzo Unified School District Liaison Committee; San Leandro Finance Committee; San Leandro Rules and Communications Committee; chairman of San Leandro Shoreline-Marina Committee; vice president of Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District board; chairman of East Bay Dischargers Authority; alternate to Oakland Airport-Community Noise Management Forum (Alternate)

Personal Background: Married, with three grown children

Education: Merritt College, Cal State-East Bay and University of California Berkeley, with emphasis on science and sociology

Website: www.jimprola.org