Family feud surfaces in supervisor race


Contra Costa Community College Trustee John T. Nejedly is endorsing Guy Houston, the guy running against the college leader’s sister and Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho.

The siblings have been estranged for some time, the outcome of painful family conflicts over JT’s struggles with drug abuse and his troubled relationship with their late father, the former state Sen. John Nejedly. Family tensions escalated last year after John T. Nejedly filed suit against his sister and brother, Contra Costa Water District Trustee Jim Nejedly, alleging that his siblings conspired to rob him of his father’s affections and a share of his estate. However, those close to the late senator say he made the decision on his own to cut his eldest son out of the will and left a videotaped explanation of his actions.

Here’s what Houston’s press release, in part, said:

“Guy has always been a champion for education in Sacramento and he will bring a wealth of real experience and expertise to Martinez,” said Nejedly. “As an elected official representing the San Ramon Valley and the Delta communities, I know Guy will be an outstanding Supervisor.”“I appreciate that my work in improving education for our young people is recognized by local education leaders,” said Houston. “I look forward to continuing that relationship with community leaders like John Nejedly far into the future.”

John T. Nejedly represents Alamo, Blackhawk, Byron, Clayton, Danville, Discovery Bay, San Ramon and Walnut Creek on the Contra Costa Community College District. He is president of the Nejedly Corporation, a general engineering contractor and construction management firm. He also serves as a Director of the Mt. Diablo/Silverado Boy Scouts Council.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen