SAN LEANDRO -- The Oro Loma Sanitary District has been around since 1911, making it 12 years older than its current board president.
At 89, Howard Kerr certainly ranks high on the list of oldest elected officials in the state.
But Kerr is not alone on his board. The average age of the five-member board is 79.8. Vice President Laython Landis is 86. Board directors Roland J. Dias and Frank V. Sidari are 79 and 83, respectively. The youngster on the board, at 62, is Timothy Becker.
The board, which oversees a wastewater treatment and collection operation district serving San Leandro, Hayward and other parts of Alameda County, meets twice a month.
Landis, who has been on the board for most of the past 36 years, takes great pride in the district and its rates, which he says are the lowest in the state. He ran for re-election on Tuesday and won another term, though he says it will likely be his last.
He'll be 90 then.
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