Independent Challenges Barbara Lee in Oakland Congressional District

As a result of California’s top two primary on June 5, four Congressional districts will see Independent candidates as the challengers to incumbents. In Alameda County Marilyn Singleton is challenging Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Democrat associated with the Progressive Caucus.

Marilyn Singleton is running a platform of stopping the out of control spending by the federal government, ending waste and duplication of government programs, putting in a more simple tax code, and cutting government regulations to stimulate economic growth. On her campaign site she quotes P.J.O’Rourke, who said “Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

Ms Singleton also calls for eliminating the federal Department of Education, repealing Cap & Trade, and cutting government power in other ways.

She calls for repealing parts of the new federal health care law, while leaving in the requirement that insurance companies insure people with pre-existing conditions, and she favors retaining the right of grown children to get insurance on their parents’ policies.

More information on Marilyn Singleton, Independent for Congress @

2 thoughts on “Independent Challenges Barbara Lee in Oakland Congressional District

  1. Nick Kruse

    This is why I like the top-two system: In this district, Republicans will either have to support a liberal Democrat or an Independent. This is an Independent that could actually win if she can get Republicans to vote for her.

  2. Gene Berkman

    Nick, sorry, the District is centered in Oakland and is very heavily Democrat, low income, and left-wing.

    Barbara Lee received 82.3% of the vote in the primary, and Marilyn Singleton received 12.4%.

    Still, Ms Singleton is an attractive candidate for Republicans and Libertarians in the district, with her general view in favor of less government.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.