Jamie Yee

Pleasanton City Council District 3

Meet Jamie

"Pleasanton is a wonderful, vibrant and caring community. We deserve a council that works together to benefit the community it serves. The current council is not truly representative of our community, and the dysfunction it represents is harmful to the future of our hometown. Decisions made by the City Council today will affect the rest of our lives. We must have a voice. I have the desire, courage, and experience to bring people together to get things right and see to it that the success of the city continues."

Jamie Yee
I am committed to serving as a community leader for residents in the newly established city council, district 3. I look forward to engaging with and bringing the community together. Let’s pay attention and ensure we have a voice focused on protecting Pleasanton’s quality of life, supporting public safety efforts, making meaningful collaboration with the school district, supporting local small businesses, and balancing modern city needs while safeguarding the character of Main St. I have served as a trustee for the Pleasanton Unified School District from 2008-2020 (PUSD), serving as clerk and twice as Board President. I governed during the great recession, which required difficult decisions. To call for more transparency, I insisted on instituting an ongoing cadence and process to procure required legal and audit services. I also served on the Board’s audit, facilities, policy committee, and interview panels.

I have held many leadership roles during my volunteer career. I was a founding member of the Pleasanton PTA Council. I organized the first Health and Wellness PTA committee, which led to serving eight years on the California State PTA’s Board of Managers, and the California Department of Education task forces, including the Environmental Literacy task force. Focusing on career technical education, I served as the Tri-Valley ROP’s PUSD Board Member representative. I have always had a particular focus on adolescent wellness and mental health.

I am a Bay Area native born in Oakland and lived in Berkeley before my parents moved us to Pleasanton in 1969. I attended Foothill High School and was elected Senior class President. My children also attended Pleasanton schools. Kindergarten through high school. I am your hometown choice for the city council.

Since 2007, I have been employed by Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and have worked on many impactful projects. My work in public health has allowed me to work with cities, community-based organizations, unincorporated neighborhoods, law enforcement, libraries, the medical community, the County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency, and school districts county-wide to listen, lead, plan, implement and collaborate. I am currently a program and communications manager in the office of the Health Care Services Agency Director. It is a privilege and honor to serve the people of Alameda County. Being part of a large public agency that is the safety net for its residents has taught me so much about our human condition and community resilience.

Endorsements

Jamie’s experience and advice as a school board member has been very helpful to my work in the Senate.

Steve Glazer
CA State Senator, 7th Senate District

Phong La

Alameda County Tax Assessor

Joan Laursen

Trustee, Pleasanton Unified School District

Mark Miller

Board President, Pleasanton Unified School District

Terry Wiley

Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County

Evan Low

Assemblymember, 28th Assembly District

Scott Haggerty

Retired Alameda County Supervisor

“Jamie Yee, running for City Council for the first time after three terms on the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees (2008-20), brings a level of experience with government finance, policy work, labor negotiations, broad stakeholder engagement and representative decision-making unmatched in this campaign.

But beyond that track record, Yee has stepped forward with an inspired council candidacy. When we chose not to endorse Yee’s reelection to PUSD two years ago, part of our reasoning was that her mindset on the board seemed stagnant. She appears reinvigorated with this campaign to serve on the council for the city she grew up in.

You need look no further than her strong performance at our forum. Her positions on workforce housing, water reliability in the face of PFAS and calling attention to the stark turnover rate at the top of the city administration in the past two years were just a few of the moments that stood out to us. Her day job working for the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency would add key public health experience to the City Council as well.”

“Yee served three terms on the Pleasanton School Board, from 2008-20, is a member of the city’s Civic Arts Commission and has worked for the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency for 15 years mostly in community relations and program management posts.

While she expresses concern about cities losing local control on housing planning, she says those are policy issues to be worked out through representatives in the Legislature, not the courts. She’s right. Like Wallace, she thinks the skate park expenditure is unwise, especially during this time of financial uncertainty and with the city facing the costly water problem that must be addressed.

District 3 straddles Interstate 680 in the southern section of the city. In addition to Testa, the incumbent, there’s a third candidate in the race, Joel Liu, an electrical engineer who serves on the city’s Committee on Energy and the Environment. His positions are similar to Yee’s, but he doesn’t have her elective-office experience.”

Evan Low, Assemblymember, 28 th Assembly District
Phong La, Alameda County Tax Assessor
Arne Olson, Former Pleasanton City Councilmember
Mark Miller, President, Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees
Joan Laursen, Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees
Dr. David Haglund, Superintendent Pleasanton Unified School District
Terry Wiley, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County
Shawn Kumagai, Dublin City Councilmember
Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor
Scott Haggerty, Retired Alameda County Supervisor
Becky Dennis, Former Pleasanton City Councilmember
Andy Li, Contra Costa Community College Board of Trustees
Derek Dressler, Former PUSD Student Board Member and Foothill High School ASB President
Linda Mayo, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board of Trustees
Joaquin Rivera, Alameda County Office of Education Board of Trustees
Susanna Wong Ordway, San Ramon Unified School District Board of Trustees
Amy Miller, Former Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees
Kristie Wang, Livermore Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees

Alameda County Democratic Party
Alameda Labor Council, AFL – CIO
Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
The Pleasanton Weekly
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 104
Asian Americans for Good Government – AAGG
East Bay Times
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (B.A.C.), Local 3
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 595
East Bay Times

Bruce and Paige Henry
Todd Nelson
Heather Haugen Rizzoli
Don Hogue
Greg and Maritess Simmons
Beth and Kevin Gallagher
Kim Chew
Misti Traylor
Sheila Vincent
Tammy Yau
Chiman Lee
Julia Chen
Michelle Barta
Darrell Emery
John and Janise Erickson
Chong Wang
Susan Han
Ken Benhamou
Fred Sahakian, President, Alameda County Management Employees’ Association
Ray Low
Jeff, Max and Ally Hintzke
Shilpa Gupta
Mandeep Panech
Winnie Lui
Michelle Zuanich
Nazih Malak
Erika Keene
Briana Marquez
Laura Hall
Dr. Andrew Maxwell

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  • “Civility is not simply about manners. It doesn’t mean that spirited advocacy is to be avoided. What it does require is a willingness to consider respectfully the views of others, with an understanding that we are all connected and rely on one another….Public decision-making does not lend itself to certitude. Everybody can learn from somebody else. That is why civility is a central ingredient of a democratic
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  • "I envision Pleasanton’s continued success through measured growth and sustainable financial resources. Our city will be safe and secure through its fire and police departments and will be a city where our children will be able to return to raise their families. We will enjoy well-maintained city spaces, thriving businesses, clean and safe water, and increased community engagement and involvement. The character of Main St. remains iconic, and the Museum on Main receives ongoing and generous support to be able to do more programming to help residents learn more about the past so that together we can move into the future without fear."

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