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In Photos: Robert Marshall Joins City Council

Robert Marshall was sworn in as a city council member Thursday night.

See photos from Marshall's Oath of Office above.

Marshall completes the five-member city council with . Council members voted 3-1 on January 30 after Marshall was chosen from a pool of .

His seat expires in 2014.

 

Mr Raider February 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM
What a SAD DAY for Newark Bob Marshall in the council seat people of Newark don't want him but Al ,Luis , and the dear in the head lights want him,he ran 3 or 4 times and last all 4 times in last place.Anna keep your head up you will be the mayor soon. Al, Luis and the deer in the head lights Suzy step down and do the city of Newark good
Summer Hemphill February 11, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Welcome Robert "Rubber Stamp" Marshall,if you had any integrity you'd resign ! The voters rejected you so many times you'll never be considered to be anything more than a stooge selected by the three longtime stooges (Larry,Moe & Curly) & the newest stooge (Shemp). Robert "Curly Joe" Marshall,just what Newark needs another stooge !!!
Marie Hansen February 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
WHY WAS THERE NOT AN ELECTION??? DO NOT THE VOTERS HAVE A SAY IN WHO IS OUR COUNCIL???
Rob Sorensen February 11, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Hating is bad for your young minds fellow Newarkians! It's time spred some good cheer, unite and make positive recommendations. Contribute, become students of change and be about changes then.
Tony Doot February 11, 2012 at 09:09 PM
This is not about hate Rob - this is about friends. Unfortunately the ones who wanted to make the change were denied the opportunity. Rob, you and I have known Bob for a long time. You and I both know the voters spoke and did not want him in there. You and I both know he will do a fine job there. You and I both know the "Good old boy" reign goes on. Some day the "students of change" might get their chance. Lets just hope they are not so disillusioned by that point that they still want to. I speak from past experience.
Mr Raider February 11, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Tony and Rob THE GOOD OLD BOY thing don't work well with the voters.This is NOT Texas
Tony Doot February 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM
I absolutely agree Raider - it should not, but it is alive and well in Newark
Margaret Lewis February 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM
"His seat expires in 2014"? Wrong. Newark has odd year elections; voting will take place in 2013. If you all want to affect change in the city one thing to do would be to have even year elections like the school district and Ohlone. The way it is now, the only thing on the ballot is the mayor and council. This leads to low voter turnout and higher election costs which the city must pay. Bring back even year elections when we have more things to vote on and save the city a bundle of money.
Rob Sorensen February 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Hey Tony: great! let's team up and get some of this young talent into a new Jaycee group for Newark. let's put some of the idealism into action and make something happen. it does take some experience to "run things" vs OJT. the City is much better run than some of the surrounding Cities in the bay area. as far as Margaret's election cycle change, not sure i would agree.

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