ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is preparing to interview candidates for the seat of the late 2nd District Supervisor Richard Valle.
After receiving seven applications to fill the vacancy, the board has unanimously selected five finalists to be interviewed at a special public meeting on March 28, following the regularly scheduled board meeting. The candidates include Ariana Casanova, a political organizer endorsed by Valle’s family; Hayward Mayor Mark Salinas; Fremont Vice Mayor Teresa Keng; Hayward City Council member Elisa Márquez; and Harris Mojadedi, Area 3 trustee on the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board of trustees.
All four supervisors selected Casanova, Keng and Márquez in the first round. Mojadedi and Salinas were selected in the second round.
At the public interview, the candidates will have 10 minutes to speak, after which the supervisors will ask questions. Although the public will not be able to ask questions, they are expected to have a chance to make public comments.
The board is scheduled to deliberate at a special meeting on March 30 and may make a decision on an appointment then.
Swearing in is set for Tuesday, April 4.