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Alameda County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for Central Committee, Assembly District 18

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Mike Katz-Lacabe

Privacy Rights Analyst
13,922 votes (3.71%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support candidates that advocate for unversal health care
  • Support candidates that advocate for getting money out of politics
  • Support candidates that oppose mass surveillance and protect privacy



Profession:Privacy rights activist and open government advocate
Trustee, San Leandro School Board — Elected position (2006–2014)


Mike came to California to attend UC Berkeley, where he majored in Environmental Science. While at UC Berkeley, he worked as a teacher at the Lawrence Hall of Science and joined Amnesty International.

After college, Mike worked as an environmental consultant for several years before moving back into information technology. He continued his human rights activism working with Amnesty International and School of the Americas Watch and co-founding Derechos Human Rights. He was part of the team of human rights activists responsible for the arrest of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in England.

In 2006, Mike became a founding member of the San Leandro Community Action Network (SLCAN), a grassroots group that worked to support education, smart growth and community building. As a result of his involvement in SLCAN, he ran for and was elected to the San Leandro School Board in 2006, where he was twice elected president by his colleagues.

Mike has continued to work to bring transparency and accountability to City Hall. Mike's work on the privacy implications of license plate scanners and cell phone surveillance equipment has received national attention.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Mike’s political philosophy is that government can and should work for the people. To that end, he supports health care for everyone, getting money out of politics, government transparency, and is opposed to mass surveillance. He is a strong progressive and supports Bernie Sanders.

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