Mark Green is the Mayor of Union City, California, and is running as an Independent for the 20th District of the California Assembly. There are three Democrats and a Republican also running in the race. Green has also applied to, and become a finalist for, the appointment to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. This article outlines how Mark Green’s name could appear on the ballot twice in November.
Green is one of five candidates running for the 20th Assembly District. Judging by the mail flooding our box, Jennifer Ong has plenty of dough for mailers. She, Bill Quirk (a Hayward councilman and scientist)) and Sababjit Kaur Cheema (a transportation engineer and educator) are the declared Democrats in the race.
Luis Reynoso, a Hayward school trustee, is the lone declared Republican, while Green stated no party preference.
The top two vote-getters advance to the November primary with the winner taking the 20th seat.
Perhaps looking at polls and to presumably to preserve his options, Green applied for the vacant seat and is one of the five finalists for appointment to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Nadia Lockyer after a very public unraveling of her professional and personal life.
The other finalists include the retired supervisor Gail Steele and a past challenger for that seat, former Union City Councilman Richard Valle. The other finalists are Ana Apodaca and Sheryl Grant.
Once selected to the appointment on June 5th, the same day as the primary election, that individual must then stand for election in November in order to finish the remaining two years of the term.