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CoCo Supervisor Glover wins re-election in a landslide!

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 9:43 pm in 2012 primary election, Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa County.

Er, it helps to run unopposed.

Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover just put out a press release thanking voters for re-electing him to a fifth term.

“All the work positioning myself in regional policy-making bodies and building relationships are paying paying off,” he said in the statement. “The people see the results of that work.”

All that may well be true.

But his supporters also warned off all potential challengers including Martinez Councilman Mike Menesini, who backed out on the last day to file.

Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho, of Discovery Bay, also ran unopposed. She was re-elected to a third term.

Read on for Glover’s full press release.

Supervisor Glover’s Statement Upon Re-election

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

By Supervisor Federal D. Glover

After 17 years as an elected official, I feeI I have the voters’ respect for the work I’ve been doing.

All the work positioning myself in regional policy-making bodies and building relationships are paying off. The people see the results of that work.

I want to thank the voters for allowing me to be their supervisor for the next four years. I am excited to be reelected to my fourth term as the county supervisor for District V.

What I love at this level of government is that I am still in close contact with my constituents and I get to know many of them on a one-on-one basis. I get to know their concerns and their communities.

As the economy improves and we move out of this slump, the next four years should be a fruitful one for District V. I plan to continue building and strengthening the necessary infrastructure for the social, housing, transportation and healthcare needs of my district and Contra Costa County.

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  • Rick K.

    Two moronic county supervisors, two political hacks who probably couldn’t hold down real private-sector professional jobs, win re-election without opposition. Seems like a Soviet-style election to me. And our nation has the audacity to lecture other countries about democratic elections.

  • JohnW

    Anybody know if state constitutional and statutory provisions on county government preclude Contra Costa voters from passing a ballot measure imposing term limits for Supervisors? I know several of the Charter counties and SF have term limits, but CoCo is a General Law county. I believe San Joaquin (also a General Law county) has term limits, but don’t know how that came to be. Would the Supervisors have to vote on it first, or could it be done by petition?

    I think a limit of three four-year terms (lifetime or consecutive) would be good for the county. It’s absurd to have Supervisors make a career of it, complete with the cushy retirement benefits. State Assembly and Senate members no longer have pensions. Neither should county supervisors.

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