Supervisor, District 4

Board of Supervisors, District 4

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Nate Miley(incumbent)60.7%
34,607 votes
Jennifer Esteen39.2%
22,400 votes
Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
Alameda County

Why does this race matter? 

This race features a progressive outsider, Jennifer Esteen, who is challenging a six-term incumbent, Nate Miley. The seat represents a racially and economically diverse district that includes much of East Oakland and the Oakland Hills, as well as the cities of Pleasanton and Castro Valley, and several unincorporated communities. 

What does a county supervisor do?

Supervisors govern county programs and departments and approve the county budget. Their largest area of spending is traditionally health care and human services. Supervisors are also responsible for local jails and elections, and they make decisions on law enforcement and housing in unincorporated areas of the county. If a supervisor candidate receives over 50% of the vote in the primary, they take office for a four-year term.

Candidates

Nate Miley
Nate MileySupervisor, Alameda County
Jennifer Esteen
Jennifer EsteenRegistered Nurse

Key Supporters

This list represents notable organizations and individuals who have taken a position on the ballot measure or candidate, or who are funding campaigns in support or opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

For Miley

  • Rob Bonta, attorney general, California
  • Yesenia Sanchez, sheriff, Alameda County
  • Alameda County Labor Council
  • California Nurses Association
  • Sierra Club California

For Esteen 

  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Castro Valley Democratic Club
  • California Working Families Party
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Equality California
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, questionnaires, statements made at debates and public events, and past news coverage.

Public safety Parts of District 4 have some of the highest crime rates. If elected, what steps would you take first to address that situation?

Miley says Prop. 47, Prop. 57 and AB 109 — which reclassified many nonviolent felonies as misdemeanors, reduced sentences and pushed offenders into local jails — have spurred a surge in property crime and should be modified. He says a sound public-safety approach includes "prevention, intervention and enforcement," and emphasizes the need for professional, constitutional policing. "It is not effective public policy to diminish the worth of any one part of this public-safety equation," he says.
Esteen says, “Too many of us don't feel safe." As a registered nurse trained in psychiatric care, she says she would ensure people with appropriate training respond to housing and mental health issues, allowing police to focus on violent crime. "I’ll fund community-based outpatient care and develop robust support systems for people on the margins," she says, arguing that preventative care can help break the crime cycle, reduce recidivism, foster rehabilitation and create safer communities.

The impacts of the Bay Area’s housing shortage are felt throughout this district in high rents and home prices and, in some communities, spikes in the number of unhoused residents. What specific, concrete actions can the board take to address housing affordability and homelessness?

Miley says the state's prison realignment policy, which pushed many offenders into local jails, has fueled the growth of street encampments. The solution, he says, "requires institutional capacity for substance abuse and mental health services." On housing affordability, Miley says there is "no panacea," but advocates for steps that include accelerating affordable housing development through new public funding, instituting market regulations like a county vacancy tax, and placing limits on short-term rentals.
Esteen says the county needs stronger tenant protections, permanent supportive housing and more housing for working families. She supports funding housing subsidies and starting a first-time home-buyer program so residents can live close to work and work close to home. Programs like that, she says, would help private and public employers recruit and retain workers. "We don’t have to settle for residents being priced out," she says.

Alameda County’s public health system is a crucial safety net for many of the county's more than 1.6 million residents. What investments are needed to allow the health system to continue to serve this vital role?

Miley says Alameda County needs a wide range of health care investments, including funding for the new Office of Violence Prevention, which addresses violence as a public health issue. He says state programs, like mental health care courts and an expanded conservatorship law, will require identifying resources to house and treat the mentally ill. "Initiatives I've championed, including Measure A (2004) and Measure W (2020), will help provide funds to meet these challenges," he says.
Esteen says residents in need of health services are waiting six to eight months to be enrolled as outpatients because the county is short-staffed by 3,000 workers, including many primary care, mental health, and community health workers. "My proposed housing subsidies for working families will allow us to recruit more health care providers and will help to end the brain drain that’s happening because the cost of living is too high here," she says.

This is a diverse district in every way — by education, wealth and race, among other factors. What do you see as the single most urgent issue for all the district’s voters?

Miley says constituents across his district fear retail theft, home invasions, car break-ins, muggings, sideshows, gun violence, assaults on school campuses, "and wanton disregard of the law." In addition to emphasizing crime prevention and enforcement, he says the county must address contributing factors like housing affordability and education issues. "Public safety is government’s most basic responsibility," he says. "Without it, our society will devolve into chaos and the law of the jungle."
Esteen says the most urgent districtwide issues are housing, health care, jobs and safety. She advocates for more affordable housing for working families and improved community-based health care — particularly behavioral care — focusing on prevention. She says county agencies must pay competitive salaries to fill vacant positions and provide vital services. "When we address these issues, we’ll stop relying on our criminal justice system as a catchall, and police can focus on crime," she says.

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Yes59.4%
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Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
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Measure B

Alameda County. Recall rules. Passes with majority vote.

Yes64.4%
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Measure D

Oakland. Appropriations limit. Passes with majority vote.

Yes75%
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Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
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Measure E

Alameda Unified School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes76.1%
17,280 votes
No23.8%
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Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
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Measure F

Piedmont. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes75.6%
3,673 votes
No24.3%
1,182 votes
Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
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Measure G

Albany Unified School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes78.8%
4,651 votes
No21.1%
1,247 votes
Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
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Measure H

Berkeley Unified School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes88.2%
29,418 votes
No11.7%
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Updated at 7:02 PM PT on April 1, 2024
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Measure I

Hayward Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes64.5%
14,151 votes
No35.4%
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Measure J

San Leandro Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes63%
7,784 votes
No36.9%
4,554 votes
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