Precinct reports showed David Haubert taking the lead for the District 1 supervisorial seat with 52.77% of the votes as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Haubert and opponent Vinnie Bacon sparred in public debates on topics ranging from affordable housing and development to transportation and campaign funding.
As part of his campaign, Haubert — the outgoing Dublin mayor — developed an 18-Point Social Justice Plan focused on taking action to address social justice issues within the county. He outlined other key issues that would address included the COVID-19 pandemic, affordable housing and smart growth, homelessness and traffic. He also strongly supported Measure X, which will fund fire services if passed in the election. As of 11 p.m. on election night, Measure X showed 51.87% “yes” votes.
Haubert serves on the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Livermore-Amador Valley Transportation Authority, and the Alameda County Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCo). He earned an undergraduate degree in finance from California State University, Northridge, and then an MBA from UCLA.
In a previous interview with The Independent, he noted that during his time as mayor, he balanced the city budget for eight consecutive years and built up reserves for the rainy-day fund — all without cuts to service. He said he’s proud to have brought more than 750 new jobs and 150 new businesses to the city, in addition to adding six new community parks, including an aquatics center, building two school sites in the Dublin Unified School District, and preserving over 1,750 acres of open space.