Two Piedmonters — Chris Moore and Lorrel Plimier — have joined the race to fill Keith Carson’s District 5 Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat. Carson announced in early December that he would not run for another term, opening up the seat he has held since 1992. District 5 includes the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, Grand Lake, and portions of the Fruitvale, Manzanita, and Dimond District neighborhoods.
The other seven candidates running for the open seat include Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas; Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett; former Emeryville mayor John Bauters; Gregory Hodge (who ran for Oakland mayor in 2022); and Ken Berrick, a trustee for the Alameda County Board of Education’s 3rd District.
The election for the board seat will take place on March 5, 2024.
The Exedra asked our two local candidates — Chris Moore and Lorrel Plimier — to respond to a series of questions about their reasons for running. Click on the links below to learn more about these candidates:
Read Q&A with Chris Moore HERE
Read Q&A with Lorrel Plimier HERE