When Bob Wieckowski runs for Assembly next year, he’ll be doing it as Fremont’s vice mayor, a meaningless title that still sounds better than councilman.
It wouldn’t be unheard of for a council to name its favorite son as Vice Mayor to help him out in a regional campaign: I think Richard Valle skipped ahead when he was running for County Supervisor in 2006.
But that isn’t the case here. Under Council rules, it would have been either Wieckowski or Sue Chan, but Wieckowski got the nod because he got more votes in last year’s election. Wieckowski was appointed unanimously.