State Senator Bob Wieckowski announced that he will be running for Alameda County Supervisor, District 1. The District includes Dublin, Livermore, most of the City of Fremont, a portion of the unincorporated community of Sunol, and most of the unincorporated area of Livermore-Amador Valley. The Supervisorial seat was recently made open following the announcement that current Supervisor Scott Haggerty will not be running for re-election.
“For over 20 years, Supervisor Haggerty has been a champion for our District and our County. It’s been an honor to work with Scott. I congratulate him on a job well done and thank him for his dedication and service,” said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a bankruptcy attorney.
“I want to continue on the Supervisor’s work to create a more efficient transportation network to better connect people, housing, and jobs and invest in programs that will take on homelessness and serve children, youth, and families.”
A press release noted that in announcing his candidacy for the 1st Supervisorial District, Wieckowski received the early endorsement of California Lieutenant Governor, Eleni Kounalakis.
Commenting on her reasons for backing Wieckowski for Supervisor, Kounalakis said, "Bob Wieckowski’s leadership on housing affordability and modernizing our transportation infrastructure is well known throughout California. In the Senate, he has worked to reduce red-tape to empower homeowners to build ADU's as a solution to our housing crisis. He's also delivered the funding we need to build key projects that will reduce traffic congestion across the Bay Area. I'm endorsing Bob because he has the experience in state and local government and the vision to ensure that Alameda County remains a place that works for everyone."
In the Legislature, Wieckowski currently chairs the California State Senate's Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation. He also serves as a member of the Senate's Appropriations, Environmental Quality, Housing, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees.
Since first being elected to represent the East Bay in the State Legislature in 2010, statewide organizations have selected him Legislator of the Year for his support of consumers and the state's most vulnerable low-income earners.
Wieckowski previously served in the Office of Congressman Don Edwards, a Champion for Civil Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served two terms in the Assembly and as Vice Mayor of the City of Fremont. As a bankruptcy attorney he has helped hundreds of families and seniors persevere through economic hardship.
Wieckowski currently represents the 10th District in the State Senate, which includes southern Alameda County and parts of Santa Clara County.