1. Ron Dellums garnered a 50.18 percent majority to win the election This was 155 votes more than needed to avoid a runoff.
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3. Ron Dellums was elected to the Berkeley City Council, after prompting from Maudelle Shirek, and served from 1967 to 1970.
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6. Ron Dellums called on the City Council and Police Chief Wayne Tucker to increase the number of recruits in the city's police academy, to establish incentives to keep older officers on the force beyond retirement —some of them to train new recruits —and to better prepare Oakland residents and others interested in law enforcement for jobs with the city's Police Department.
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7. Ron Dellums has worked as a legislative lobbyist, which has drawn criticism described in the East Bay Express, a local newspaper.
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8. In 1997, Ron Dellums announced that he was retiring from Congress in the middle of his term and a special election was called—which created a series of five special elections in 12 months as various East Bay politicians ran for different political office.
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11. Ron Dellums was elected to the Berkeley City Council, after prompting from Maudelle Shirek,  and served from 1967 to 1970.
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17. Ron Dellums continued to make waves in the House, introducing a measure for comprehensive economic sanctions in South Africa during the 92nd Congress.
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23. On October 1, 2007, Ron Dellums endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary at a press conference held at Laney College in Oakland.
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26. In 2009 Ron Dellums hired the highly regarded Anthony Batts, formerly the Long Beach police chief.
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29. Ron Dellums worked as a legislative lobbyist, which drew criticism described in the East Bay Express, a local newspaper.
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30. In 1976, Ron Dellums was nominated for president by the National Black Political Assembly but refused, stating "It is not my moment; it's not my time.
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33. Ron Dellums was criticized for his support of Fidel Castro's involvement with the MPLA in Angola and was called "the prototype of the Castroite congressman" by the conservative press.
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34. In 1972, Ron Dellums began his campaign to end the apartheid policies of South Africa.
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35. Ron Dellums supported the restriction of foreign aid to repressive African governments in Zaire, Burundi, Liberia and Sudan.
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37. Ron Dellums was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1970 after being recruited by anti-Vietnam War activists to run against the incumbent, Jeffery Cohelan, a white liberal close to organized labor who had not opposed the war early enough to win reelection in the district.
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38. Ron Dellums was elected to the Berkeley City Council, after prompting from Maudelle Shirek, and served from 1967 to 1970.
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