He and Fremont Councilmember Bob Wieckowski are the only two declared candidates. Milpitas Mayor Bob Livengood is still considering a run and Washington Hospital Trustee Jacob Eapen hasn’t been calling me back this week about his potential candidacy.
I’ll have short story about Yee next week. The election isn’t until June 8, 2010.
Wieckowski and Yee, who is an Army reservist, would appear to be the two favorites given their backers, their name recognition and the fact that they are from Fremont, which constitutes about half the district.
They even both went to Kennedy High School. Take that, Mission.
Yee said he would be an advocate for higher education and said he had a pro-environment record that rivaled Wiekowski’s. He also said he’s always been in sync with the Democrats when it comes to key issues even though he was a Republican in 2003 and switched from Decline to State to Democrat in 2007.