By Alameda County
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors have selected five candidates to continue to the next round of the public appointment process as County Supervisor for District 2.
The five candidates selected will be interviewed by the Board of Supervisors at a special public session at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. They were selected from .
The five candidates selected for interviews by the Board are (in alphabetical order):
1. Ana Apodaca
2. Sheryl Grant
3. Mark Green
4. Gail Steele
5. Richard Valle
According to a tentative schedule, County Supervisors will deliberate and make their selection on Tuesday, June 5, and will swear in the new District 2 Supervisor on Tuesday, June 12. All of the above meetings will take place in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, fifth Floor, 1221 Oak St., Oakland.
The announced schedule is subject to change and the Board could call one or more additional special sessions in order to complete the appointment process.
By law, the Board has until June 19 to fill the vacancy by appointment; otherwise, the right to appoint reverts to the Governor.
The Board’s appointment will serve as District 2 Supervisor until the November 6 General Election, when voters will be asked to elect a candidate to serve out the existing term through 2014.
District 2 includes the cities of Hayward, Newark and Union City; the northern portion of the City of Fremont; and a portion of the unincorporated community of Sunol.
To learn more about the candidates and the selection process, go to: http://acgov.org/government/news/d2application.htm.