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  Hancock, Loni
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NameLoni Hancock
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Berkeley, California , United States
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Born April 10, 1940 (81 years)
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InfoLoni Hancock has had a remarkable public service career. From breaking the glass ceiling as the first woman elected Mayor of Berkeley to serving as one of President Clinton's top education officials, she has spent more than three decades as a forceful advocate for effective government and social justice.

From 1994-2001, Hancock headed the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Education. Working with schools, communities, and state and local governments, she helped launch many of President Clinton's education initiatives. She was a founding member of the Bay Area Partnership, a collaboration of five federal agencies, three state departments and nine Bay Area county governments working together to build vital and self-sufficient communities in the San Francisco Bay Area

Prior to her position in the Clinton Administration, Hancock served two terms as the Mayor of Berkeley, California. As mayor, she led an urban renaissance in Berkeley. She balanced seven straight city budgets, forged a historic agreement between the city and the University of California, successfully launched an economic development initiative that kept a major employer in the community and added new jobs, began the revitalization of downtown Berkeley, led efforts to secure additional park land, and brought a much-needed focus to school-community partnerships.

Hancock has also worked to improve communities from positions in the private sector. From 1981-1987, she was the Executive Director of the Shalan Foundation where she directed the private foundation's efforts to achieve social justice and environmental balance.

During the Carter Administration, Hancock served as President Jimmy Carter's Regional Director for ACTION, overseeing a host of domestic volunteer programs including VISTA, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Hancock has lived in Berkeley since 1964. She is married to Tom Bates. They have four children and six grandchildren.

Sources: Assembly website, SmartVoter.org

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Father Donald S. Harrington 1914-2005

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RACES
  11/06/2012 CA State Senate 09 Won 85.76% (+71.52%)
  06/05/2012 CA State Senate 09- Open Primary Won 99.30% (+98.67%)
  11/04/2008 CA State Senate 09 Won 77.22% (+62.10%)
  06/03/2008 CA State Senate 09 - D Primary Won 56.71% (+13.42%)
  11/07/2006 CA State Assembly 14 Won 81.72% (+63.45%)
  06/06/2006 CA State Assembly 14 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA State Assembly 14 Won 77.43% (+59.59%)
  03/02/2004 CA State Assembly 14 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 CA State Assembly 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/05/2002 CA State Assembly 14- D Primary Won 54.16% (+26.26%)
  12/04/1990 Berkeley Mayor - Runoff Won 50.11% (+0.22%)
  11/06/1990 Berkeley Mayor Won 49.95% (+3.78%)
  11/04/1986 Berkeley Mayor Won 51.28% (+9.91%)
  04/15/1975 Berkeley City Council Won 13.58% (+0.00%)
  04/06/1971 Berkeley City Council Won 9.72% (-0.43%)
  04/01/1969 Berkeley City Council Lost 9.05% (-8.01%)
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  08/21/1973 Berkeley City Council - Special Recall Election Won 0.00% (-27.06%)
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CA Proposition 14 - Top Two Primaries Act - Jun 08, 2010 NO No
CA Proposition 15 - Public Funding of Some Elections - Jun 08, 2010 YES Yes
CA - District 10 - Special Election - Sep 01, 2009 D Mark DeSaulnier
Oakland Mayor - Jun 06, 2006 N Nancy Nadel
CA State Assembly 16 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Sandré Swanson
CA State Assembly 11 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Mark DeSaulnier