Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon’s lead atop an uncommonly close Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisors race was extended on Monday as the number of uncounted ballots quickly dwindle. Bacon, who began his campaign for supervisor more than a year… Read More ›
Meet the Candidates Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th State Senate District, which includes Fremont, but not the Tri-Valley half of District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Prior to the state Senate, Wieckowski served in the Assembly and… Read More ›
An unknown number of voters received a letter recently that strongly discourages them from voting for Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisor candidate Bob Wieckowski. Furthermore, who sent the letter is also unknown, a potential violation of the state… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty stood at the back of the hall at a senior center in Pleasanton looking a little more grumpy than usual. Haggerty, who is retiring from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, was growing impatient with… Read More ›
Bill would have removed exemptions for wine and beer bottles.
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An internal poll conducted earlier this month by Alameda County supervisorial candidate Melissa Hernandez’s campaign reveals all four candidates in the District 1 are in a statistical dead-heat with just one week before vote-by-mail ballots begin appearing in mailboxes. The… Read More ›
The campaign epicenter for the race in the open Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat in District 1 is moving to Fremont. The Tri-Valley portion of the district encompasses roughly half of the supervisorial district. A large portion of Fremont… Read More ›
At the end of Sunday’s two-and-a-half-hour candidate forum in Pleasanton, state Sen. Bob Wieckowski praised retiring Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty for his two-decades-plus service in District 1, but neglected to mention the outgoing supervisor’s endorsement of his campaign to… Read More ›
The plethora of viable candidates in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors race in District 1 made it unlikely any of them would receive enough support from Alameda County Democrats to win their crucial endorsement. The prognostication turned out correct… Read More ›
The next person to represent District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be a current elected officials from either Fremont or Dublin. The four-person field was set Wednesday, although the list of candidates had solidified months ago…. Read More ›
Alameda County’s largest and most politically active union is backing state Sen. Bob Wieckowski for next year’s open Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat in District 1. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 announced its support for Wieckowski’s… Read More ›
The candidate for Alameda County’s Board of Supervisors with perhaps the most experience in local county government has decided against a campaign for Supervisor Scott Haggerty’s open seat in the Tri-Valley and Fremont area. Haggerty’s long-time chief of staff Shawn… Read More ›
Former Tri-Valley Assemblymember Catharine Baker has decided against running for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, according to a source with knowledge of her decision. Baker had been seriously considering a campaign for the open District 1 seat that includes… Read More ›
In the two weeks since Rep. Eric Swalwell ended his presidential aspirations, the challenger with eyes on thwarting his re-election to Congress next year has not said definitely whether she will indeed attempt to primary the incumbent East Bay congressman…. Read More ›
For months Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty looked and sounded a little less rambunctious than normal. Last May, he surprised many by announcing he would step down next year as District 1 county supervisor. But a flyer promoting his annual… Read More ›
Within two weeks of Eric Swalwell announcing he was dropping out of the presidential primary race and seeking re-election to his congressional seat, polling was being conducted in the Tri-Valley that floated a number of challengers for his 15th District… Read More ›
East Bay congressional district has never been led by a woman of color. ‘It’s about damn time, right?’ Wahab says
Rep. Eric Swalwell is running a presidential campaign while, at the same time, doing a good job of keeping prospective challengers for his congressional seat and campaign donors unsure whether he will return to the district. Swalwell says he’ll make… Read More ›
State Sen. Bob Wieckowksi’s campaign for Congress is over before it even started after he announced his exit on Friday from the race for Rep. Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District. Wieckowski told The Mercury News, “After much… Read More ›
Until the paperwork was amended Wednesday, a man named Robert Wieskowski had filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in a bid to replace Eric Swalwell in the East Bay’s 15th Congressional District. That’s right. State Sen…. Read More ›
Alameda County deputy probation officer Tojo Thomas is perhaps best known as the former candidate who made his opponent, county Supervisor Nate Miley, lose his cool. Voters in the 2012 supervisorial race, however, overwhelmingly supported the incumbent over Thomas. Four… Read More ›
1. First in, buzz follows Wahab Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is the first of potentially a large field of candidates vying for Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District now that he’s running for president. Her announcement Friday sets… Read More ›
The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.
The State Senate settled a lawsuit filed last year by a former legislative aide for East Bay State Sen. Bob Wieckowski for $350,000, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit alleged the unnamed employee was fired in September 2017… Read More ›
Aisha Wahab’s $42,000 haul may entirely change the calculus of the Hayward City Council race this fall
Next up: Senate Judiciary Committee next Tuesday.