Tonight: Brews & Views “The 2012 Elections: Who Will Win?”

Press release

By on Thu, October 6, 2011

Free public forum at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company welcomes expert political pollster Alex Evans of EMC Research with moderator Amy Worth of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company’s monthly community forum, Brews and Views, focuses on the contentious 2012 national elections. With the general elections just a little over a year away, and the Republican Presidential selection process starting this winter, a lot is at stake. The Presidency, Congress and hundreds, if not thousands, of local races will be decided.

Join us for expert predictions about the potential winners and losers, what issues will play a role, and how California’s new election rules may change the outcome. This month’s guest is nationally-known political pollster Alex Evans, president and founder of EMC Research, and a recognized expert in California for all forms of opinion research, focus groups, voter polls, strategic design and development, and public policy analysis. The forum will be moderated by the Vice Chairwoman of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Amy Worth.

When: Thursday, October 6, 2011 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Half Moon Bay Brewing Company 390 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cost: Admission and snacks are complimentary. Beer, wine, and other beverages will be available for sale at the event. Ten percent of the proceeds from all dinner sales at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for this event will be donated to the Cabrillo Education Foundation.

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Speaker Biography:

Alex Evans President and Founding Partner, EMC Research

Over the past twenty-seven years, Alex Evans has conducted thousands of public opinion studies. He has polled in every state and throughout the western United States, from Whatcom County, Wash., to San Diego, Calif. He has conducted survey research at every level of politics and government and for large and small corporations, government institutions, and universities. He has directed accounts for some of the nation’s largest corporations, Presidential campaigns in this country and abroad, statewide elections, and hundreds of projects on regional and local issues. He is considered one of the finest analysts of public opinion in the nation and is frequently asked to speak on the subject at some of the country’s top universities.

Recent EMC clients include Jerry Brown, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, The Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Alameda County, Alameda County Congestion Management Authority, Chevron, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, PAMF and The Bay Area Council. Evans has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Public Policy Degree from the University of Michigan, served as an elected member of the Richmond City Council in California (1995-2001), and is currently the President of the Junior Statesman Foundation Board of Directors.

Moderator Biography:

Amy Worth has served on the Orinda City Council for 12 years and is Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, where she represents the Contra Costa Cities. She is Past Chair of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and continues to serve as an ex-officio member of the Authority, along with the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Board of Directors and the Southwest Area Transportation Committee.

Worth was honored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar as the 2005 Woman of the Year for her role in the development of the Contra Costa 25 Year Transportation Program and the successful passage of Measure J, which combined transportation investment in projects and programs, such as the Caldecott tunnel, with innovative cooperative land use planning and open space preservation elements.

Committed to the principles of regional cooperation, Worth has served as Chair of the Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference and was President of the League of California Cities, East Bay Division. Prior to serving in elected office, she began her volunteer career in community service as Chair of the Contra Costa Library Commission and Vice President of the California Alumni Association

Worth holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree from Cal State University, East Bay.