Incumbent Supervisor Federal Glover, representing District 5 on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, officially filed for re-election on Monday with the County Registrar of Voters Office.
“I’m so proud of our accomplishments and excited to be applying for a final term to complete the good work we started,” said Glover.
He has been one of the county’s top transportation advocates, identifying funding to improve Highway 4, I-680, and bring BART to Pittsburg and Antioch.
“We’re in the beginning of negotiations on establishing possible ferry service to San Francisco from Hercules, Martinez, Bay Point and Antioch, and I want to see that through completion for the residents I represent,” Glover added.
Other accomplishments that make Glover proud: Bringing the County into a AAA financial rating due to sound budgeting decisions, establishing three Family Justice Centers to support victims of domestic violence, increasing prosecution of human traffickers who kidnap and victimize young women, strengthening the Industrial Safety Ordinance to reduce refinery accidents, and leading the fight to protect open space, our hillsides and maintaining the County’s Urban Limit Line to control growth.
Glover says that making PG&E accountable for upgrading its service, and working with cities to create alternative forms of energy to decrease the company’s issuance of power outages is another issue he is working on that requires more work.
“Supervisor Federal Glover was there for our firefighters and our residents during the massive fires we experienced the last couple of years. We wholeheartedly support Supervisor Glover’s re-election and look forward to working closely with him for another term,” said Firefighter Vince Wells, President of Contra Costa Firefighters Local 1230.
Glover is also endorsed by the Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the Contra Costa Building and Construction Council, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Association, police associations, Congressional, Senate, Assembly and local city elected officials (see partial list of endorsements, below).
“We have a great campaign team and I will raise whatever donations necessary to run a top-notch campaign to the voters of District 5,” Glover added. “This will be my last term on the Board of Supervisors, and I’m excited to complete the projects important to my District.”
Glover’s district includes Martinez, Hercules, Pinole, Alhambra Valley, Briones, Antioch, Port Costa, Clyde, Bay Point, Pittsburg, Crockett, Mt. View, Pacheco, Reliez Valley, Rodeo, Tormey & Vine Hill.
Supervisor Federal Glover Endorsements (partial list)
Congressman Mike Thompson
Congressman Jerry McNerney
State Treasurer Fiona Ma
State Senator Bill Dodd
State Senator Steve Glazer
Assemblymember Tim Grayson
Assemblymember Jim Frazier
County Auditor Bob Campbell
County Tax Collector Rusty Watts
East Bay Regional Parks Director Colin Coffey
Antioch Mayor Sean Wright
Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Joy Motts
Antioch Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock
Antioch Councilwoman Monica Wilson
Antioch Councilmember Lamar Thorpe
Hercules Vice Mayor Roland Esquivias
Hercules Councilwoman Chris Kelley
Hercules Former Mayor Myrna De Vera
Hercules Former Mayor Sherri McCoy
Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder
Martinez Councilwoman Lara Delaney
Martinez Councilmember Mark Ross
Pinole Mayor Pete Murray
Pinole Vice Mayor Roy Swearingen
Pinole Councilmember Vincent Salimi
Pinole Councilmember Anthony Tave
Pittsburg Mayor Juan Benales
Pittsburg Councilwoman Merl Craft
Pittsburg Councilmember Holland White
Pittsburg Councilwoman Shanell Scales-Preston
Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Contra Costa Professional Firefighters Local 1230
Contra Costa Deputy District Attorneys Association
Pittsburg Police Officers Association
Contra Costa Building & Constructions