Councilman Bill Quirk sent out this message today regarding his run for Hayashi’s assembly seat. It includes a link to his campaign website for more information. Not sure who all else is gunning for the seat except for Jennifer Ong. Here’s more information about the district. Here’s Quirk’s statement:
I have decided to run for California State Assembly because I believe that my 7 years on the Hayward City Council give me the experience needed to make a difference in Sacramento. My primary concern is to get Californians back to work. I have been endorsed by Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, Former Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, Mayors Michael Sweeney of Hayward and Marshall Kamena of Livermore and many others. You can go to my website http://www.electbillquirk.com/ to get more information on my positions and endorsements. Please let me know by return email if you are willing to give me your endorsement.
In the long term, the most important factor in job creation in California is education. We need to create more revenue for K-12 and higher education. Another way to stimulate job creation is by simplifying regulations and streamlining the approval processes for new businesses, while still protecting consumers and the environment. Finally, we can create jobs by encouraging the generation of more green energy and technology.
I will work as hard for you in Sacramento as I have on the Hayward City Council. During my seven years on the Council, I have returned all calls and emails within a day. I have sought out the opinion of all sides on issues and studied the facts, so I could make decisions based on the needs of residents. In my time on City Council and over a 25 year career as a contractor to a large governmental agency, I have learned to overcome bureaucratic gridlock.
Sacramento is dysfunctional because it is polarized. My years on the Hayward City Council have taught me how to listen to all sides and build consensus. When I first joined the Council, it was divided. Working together with my colleagues, we have developed a consensus approach to decision making. We have all agreed the City’s top priorities are public safety and keeping our City clean and free of graffiti. Together we have kept these priorities foremost while balancing budgets by negotiating with our city employees, making cuts, and raising revenue. This will be my approach in Sacramento.
I would be honored to have your support as I begin my campaign to put California back to work, reduce our structural deficit and give the people a state government worthy of their respect.
Member Hayward City Council
Candidate for Assembly
THE 20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
I will be running in a new 20th Assembly District that includes Hayward, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Fairview, Ashland, Union City, the upper half of Fremont, and Sunol. This is a new district created on Friday, July 29, by the California Citizens Redistricting Committee. The northern half of this district is represented by Mary Hayashi; she will not run for reelection in 2012 because she has reached her term limit. The southern half of this new district is represented by Bob Wieckowski. Bob lives in the new 25th Assembly District that includes the southern half of Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Clara, and part of San Jose, and will run for re-election in that district. I look forward to working with Bob in representing Fremont.