Bill McCammon, former Alameda County Fire Chief, dies

McCammon’s 2006 Assembly race against
Mary Hayashi was notable for its vitriol.
ALAMEDA COUNTY | Bill McCammon, a former Alameda County fire chief and head of the the East Bay Regional Communication System Authority, died in his sleep Monday morning from an apparent heart attack. He was 61.
In addition to leading the Alameda County Fire Department for 13 years, McCammon previously served as fire chief in San Leandro. He currently held the post of executive director for the East Bay Regional Communication System Authority. 
Politically, McCammon was involved in one of the most infamous Assembly races in recent history against Mary Hayashi. During a particularly hostile primary race in 2006, both Democrats routinely and harshly slammed each other in campaign mailers. Hayashi won the primary over McCammon by less than two percent.
McCammon was born and raised in Oakland and resided in Pleasanton. 
McCammon is survived by his wife, Rose Johnson Padilla, the executive director of San Leandro’s Davis Street Resource Center and their three children.   
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