A press release from the campaign office (more details below) of state assembly candidate, Craig Steckler:
Former Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler officially launched his campaign for the State Assembly today, unveiling major endorsements from across the district and pledging to use his 30 years of experience in public leadership to provide strong representation in Sacramento.
Steckler, a Democrat, currently serves as the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the world’s largest and oldest organization supporting police chiefs, and has a long history of community service. He is running in the 25th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Newark, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Clara, and a portion of San Jose.
“I’m very grateful for the support my campaign has already received from the community, and I look forward to a conversation about the future of our diverse and vibrant district,” said Steckler. “The priorities of this community are my priorities – schools, innovation and technology, small business, public safety, and more cooperation between state and local government. I’m not a career politician, but I know how to listen, lead and get results.”
Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, Alameda County Central Committee Member Cybil Smith, and retired Santa Clara Police Chief Steve Lodge will serve as campaign co-chairs. Other prominent endorsers include Alameda County Board of Education President Eileen McDonald, Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern and many other elected and community leaders listed here.
As the Chief of Police of Fremont for 21 years before retiring last year, Steckler earned a reputation as one of the most progressive and innovative leaders in California law enforcement. He implemented policies to integrate cutting edge-technology, promote and respect diversity, give the community a strong voice, and help local schools. He is a past president of the California Police Chiefs Association, where he worked directly with the legislature and law enforcement leaders across the state to improve public safety. In his current role as President of the IACP, which ends this October, Steckler helps promote best practices among 22,000 members in 100 countries.
His extensive community service work has included serving as president of Niles Rotary, as a 20 year board member of the SAVE domestic violence shelter in Fremont, and as a community college lecturer.
More information on Steckler and his candidacy are available at www.StecklerForAssembly.com.