Greeting's and thank you for your interest in my candidacy for BART Director, District 5.
I value your vote!
I wish to represent the taxpayers and transit riders of Castro Valley, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and portions of Hayward and unincorporated Alameda County so you will have an informed and energetic voice in the decisions affecting each of us. I will also competently consider the transit needs of all constituents of the entire BART system.
BART riders and taxpayers deserve a Safe, Clean and Affordable transit experience.
- BART riders do not deserve to be accosted while using the BART transit system.
- BART riders must expect a clean and safe environment while in BART trains and facilities.
- BART riders and taxpayers require fiscal accountability and transparency.
My career includes the last 10 years working as an Analyst in the finance department for the Zone 7 Water Agency in Livermore. Prior to this, I worked for the Alameda County Employees Retirement Association in downtown Oakland, which is where I entered paid public service.
I also currently serve as Treasurer for the 1,300 member strong Alameda County Management Employees Association (ACMEA).
Before joining Alameda County my experience included the leadership positions of General Manager for a start up service company, Vice President of a start up software company and Western Regional Manager for a multinational corporation.
I have lived in Alameda County my entire life and I have traveled a bit throughout the world. I grew up in San Leandro where I attended Marina High School. My college work culminated in Management and Economics degrees from California State University, Hayward.
My home is Castro Valley, the town where my wife of 30 years and I raised two engaging, independent and now married daughters, and I have now worked in Livermore for over 10 years.
Throughout my life I have sought to help those around us achieve a positive sense of self and growth. I have coached youth sports including basketball, baseball, swimming and soccer. In addition I have served as President of a 120+ member sports team and as Treasurer for a school PTA.
I also created and operated for 12 years, a welcoming and safe place for at-risk younger adults to play basketball. This program in Hayward attracted over a thousand people and served a very diverse group of men and women from throughout the bay area.
Other community service has included 13 years serving as the District 4 Commissioner of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission. The mission of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission is to preserve human rights and work to foster mutual respect for all people who live or work in Alameda County. The commission is an advisory group to the Alameda Board of Supervisors.
Next, I would love to represent you as the District 5 Director for BART and that could begin when you vote for Mike Wallace on November 3, 2020.