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Director, District 5 — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

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John McPartland

Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Refurbish BART's aging infrastructure while working...
  2. Extend BART to Livermore as soon as possible and begin...
  3. Monitor changing demographic needs and adjust public...
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Jennifer Hosterman

Real Estate Agent
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Fight to reinvest in BART's core systems before it...
  2. Work with community leaders and other transportation...
  3. Advocate for BART to be greener, cleaner, and quieter
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Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Refurbish BART's aging infrastructure while working with other transit leaders to cooperatively expand capacity to safely accommodate present and future public transportation needs.
  • Extend BART to Livermore as soon as possible and begin planning for the future rail connection to the central valley and Northern California.
  • Monitor changing demographic needs and adjust public transit service delivery in the areas of ridership capacity, accessibility, bicycles, parking, freeway congestion and air quality.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Chabot College, Hayward, CA (1985–current)
Director, BART Board of Directors — Elected position (2008–current)
Safety Specialist, Bay Area Rapid Transit (2002–2008)
Colonel, U. S. Army (Active and Reserve Duty) (1963–1999)
Battalion Chief, City of Oakland, Fire Department (1971–1996)

Education

Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA M. P. A., Public Administration (1987)
US Army Command and Genaral Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS C. & G. S., US Army, 'Command and General Staff' (1983)
St Mary's College, Moraga, CA B. A. , Public Management, Disaster Planning (1976)

Community Activities

Volunteer Diver member, Alameda County Sheriff's Underwater Dive Unit (1971–current)
Alameda County Emergency Managers Assn., Member (1997–current)
member, Past Commander, Veterans of Foreigh Wars (1997–current)
Member, Disabled American Vererans (1997–current)

Biography

I am an Alameda County native and have been a lifelong public servant with several successful careers; going from Private to Colonel and combat veteran in the Army, from Firefighter to Battalion Chief in the Oakland Fire Department and from Safety Specialist to the Board of Directors in BART. I have enjoyed success because I solve problems, achieving goals and I am seldom satisfied with the “Status Quo”.

As your BART Director since 2008, I expanded the Earthquake Retrofit Program, reformed the Police Department, opened the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station and implemented an Earthquake Early Warning System to stop trains before shaking starts (thereby preventing derailments and injuries to passengers). As a recognized authority and former California Seismic Safety Commissioner, I have presented to the White House and testified to both Congressional and California State Senate Committees on Earthquake Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness.

 I also teach safety courses at community colleges and serve on their advisory committees, am a licensed paramedic and hold multiple technical licenses and teaching credentials.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Alameda County Firefighters IAFF Local 55
  • Alameda County Central Labor Council, AFL CIO
  • Democratic Party

Organizations (1)

  • Veterans from all organizations in the District: VFW, Amer Legion, DAV, AMVETS, 82nd Abn

Elected Officials (19)

  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • CA Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • Mayor David Haubert, Dublin
  • Mayor Bill Harrison, Fremont
  • Council Member Francisco Zermeno, Hayward City Council
  • Council Member Deborah Cox, San Leandro City Council
  • Council Member Laureen Turner, Livermore City Council
  • Mayor Jerry Thorne, Pleasanton
  • Vice Mayor Stewart Gray, Livermore
  • Mayor John Marchand, Livermore
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, District 4
  • Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty-District 1
  • Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle-District 2
  • BART Director/VP Gail Murray
  • BART Director/Pres. Tom Radulovich
  • BART Director Robert Raburn
  • BART Director Rebecca Saltzman
  • BART Director Tom Blalock
  • BART Director Nick Josefowitz

Individuals (7)

  • Mayor Tim Sbranti (Past Mayor), Dublin
  • Mayor Robert Storer (Past Mayor), Danville
  • Mayor Tony Santos (Past Mayor), San Leandro
  • Mayor John Shirley (Past Mayor), Livermore
  • Mayor Marshall Kamena (Past Mayor), Livermore
  • BART Director James Fang (Past Director)
  • BART Director Erlene de Marcus (Past Director)

Candidate Contact Info

Email mcpartlandforbart2016@gmail.com
Email campaignstaff@mcpartlandforbart.com
Realtor
49,952 votes (37.17%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fight to reinvest in BART's core systems before it is too late and expand capacity to meet the needs of a growing region and provide traffic relief
  • Work with community leaders and other transportation agencies to find a solution to connect BART to ACE
  • Advocate for BART to be greener, cleaner, and quieter

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agent, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (2014–current)
Mayor, City of Pleasanton — Elected position (2004–2012)

Education

John F. Kennedy University School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (2001)
John F. Kennedy University School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (2001)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Valley Humane Society (2015–current)
Board of Directors, California Hawking Club (2015–current)

Biography

In my service as Mayor of Pleasanton for 8 years, I worked on many issues: transportation, land use, housing, jobs, air quality, water quality and supply, and most importantly, worked to improve the well-being of the people of Pleasanton and surrounding communities.  I have experience balancing a large budget, growing economic opportunities, protecting the environment, providing capital improvements, especially necessary infrastructure to make certain our region’s residents and visitors enjoy the best connectivity to employment and recreation.  This experience has well-prepared me to serve as Director of BART, District 5.  BART is the most important transportation infrastructure in the Bay Area, moving 126 million people across the Bay annually.  Truly, BART is in large part the backbone of our regional economy.  But, at the age of 43, BART is in need of update and repair.  And ultimately, BART needs to connect more people, efficiently, sustainably, and justly.  This means more track, more trains, and more stations.  District 5 wants BART connected to ACE.  I am committed to supporting that objective.  I believe that my experience and vision will contribute to a BART system that is greener, cleaner, accessible to cyclists and pedestrians, and considers impacts to vulnerable communities.  JenniferforBART.com

Candidate Contact Info

Email jenniferhosterman@comcast.net

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