Vinnie Bacon surges to the top, declares victory in tight supervisors race

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 ago, declared victory shortly after another batch of election returns from last Tuesday's primary were … Continue reading Vinnie Bacon surges to the top, declares victory in tight supervisors race

PREVIEW: Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1

Meet the Candidates ALCO District 1 March primary candidates: Bob Wieckowski, Vinnie Bacon, David Haubert, and Melissa Hernandez. 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 … Continue reading PREVIEW: Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1

Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

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 election code that requires political mailers included a "paid for" disclosure printed somewhere on the … Continue reading Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

Alameda County District 1 Supervisors preview

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 the responses from the four candidates hoping to replace him. When the moderator of the … Continue reading Alameda County District 1 Supervisors preview

Update: Haubert raised money more than Hernandez, Wieckowski

ALSO: Campaign finance totals from Alameda County Board of supervisor and education.

Poll: Alameda County supervisors race is a four-way statistical tie

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 executive summary of the poll, obtained by the East Bay Citizen, also shows voters in … Continue reading Poll: Alameda County supervisors race is a four-way statistical tie

ALCOD1: Fremont mayors, past and present, are taking sides

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 makes up the other half. But the current Fremont mayor's apparent choice for replacing retiring … Continue reading ALCOD1: Fremont mayors, past and present, are taking sides

On second thought, Haggerty splits support for his successor

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 replace him. Moments later, Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez touted Haggerty's endorsement as her own, … Continue reading On second thought, Haggerty splits support for his successor

ALCOD1: Dems make no endorsement, but one candidate was close

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 Wednesday night when the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee voted "no endorsement" in the race … Continue reading ALCOD1: Dems make no endorsement, but one candidate was close

Hernandez snags support from second county supervisor

Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez's bid for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors received the endorsement of perhaps its most labor-friendly member last week as the campaign to replace retiring District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty heads into the final stretch toward the Mar. 3 primary. Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle announced his endorsement of Hernandez, … Continue reading Hernandez snags support from second county supervisor

ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

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. The March primary campaign is Alameda County's marquee race. It features a seat on the … Continue reading ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

Wieckowski receives major labor endorsement

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 bid to replace Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who is not seeking re-election to his … Continue reading Wieckowski receives major labor endorsement

Chan endorses successor to Haggerty’s open supervisor seat

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has served the past seven years as the lone female voice on the rough and tumble Board of Supervisors. On Thursday, Chan issued her support for the candidate who is currently the lone woman in the race for the wide-open Alameda County supervisorial race in District 1. Chan announced her … Continue reading Chan endorses successor to Haggerty’s open supervisor seat

Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernández is joining what has until now been a boy's club after announcing her campaign Thursday for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated next year by Scott Haggerty. Hernández, who was elected to the Dublin City Council in 2016, joins a growing field of candidates that includes state … Continue reading Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

Haggerty’s right-hand man will not seek to replace him as Alameda County supe

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 Wilson told supporters Wednesday that he would not join the wide-open March primary because of … Continue reading Haggerty’s right-hand man will not seek to replace him as Alameda County supe