- Joan Buchanan at a glance
Residence: Alamo for 27 years.
Political career: Elected 15th District
Assemblywoman in 2008; San Ramon Valley Unified School District
board member, 1990-2008; lost to John Garamendi in Democratic
primary for 10th Congressional District seat vacated by Ellen
Tauscher in 2009.
Occupation: Former director of commercial
operations at Delta Dental.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in economics,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Family: Five children.
- Abram Wilson at a glance
Residence: San Ramon, 15th Assembly District
for 33 years.
Political career: Elected to the San Ramon City
Council in 1999, appointed mayor in 2002 and became San Ramon’s
first elected mayor in 2003. He was unopposed in his 2005, 2007 and
2009 mayoral campaigns. Lost to Joan Buchanan in the 15th Assembly
District race in 2008.
Occupation: Banking industry for 33 years,
including vice president and federal funds trader at Wells Fargo
Bank, and principal and senior account executive at Bank of
Education: Bachelor of Science in biochemistry
at Central Ohio State University.
Family: Wife, Karen, with two adult
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:00 am
It will be a rematch between two long-time San Ramon Valley
residents for the right to represent Galt and Thornton in the
Assembly. Incumbent Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, will square off in the
Nov. 2 election against San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson in the 15th
Assembly District, which ranges from Elk Grove to North Stockton,
then across the Delta to the Brentwood area and the Livermore and
San Ramon valleys.
Buchanan defeated Wilson in the 2008 election by 53 percent to
47 percent for an open seat vacated by termed-out Assemblyman Guy
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:00 am.