“During his two terms on the Fremont City Council, Bacon has proven himself to be an independent thinker… While the three candidates each have strengths they would bring, none brings Bacon’s thoughtful policy approaches combined with his political independence.”
East Bay Times – 1/22/2020

Integrity. Independence. Representation.

They aren’t just buzzwords to me; they define my career as an elected leader and my lifelong advocacy for the communities I’m proud to serve.

Money talks in politics, but I’ve charted a different path: I listen. From the day I first filed my papers to serve as a Fremont City Council to this opportunity to represent YOU on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, I haven’t accepted a penny of special interest money. My office doors are always open, and good ideas can come from anywhere. But no corporate lobbyist or developer can ever buy my vote or my voice.

YOU deserve a leader who won’t bow down to the deepest pockets in the room, someone who believes with every fiber of their being that Alameda County needs a voice who will lead with integrity and independence.

My name is Vinnie Bacon, and I am that voice. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering and City Planning from UC Berkeley, I’ve worked in the tech and finance sectors, and I’ve been a forceful advocate for the underdog.

On the Fremont City Council, I have fought for affordable housing, opposed encroachment on treasured open space, demanded an acceleration of the $15 minimum wage, and stood up for the DREAMers in our community against the bigotry of the Trump Administration. I’m the only candidate in this election who proudly and unambiguously stands up for a woman’s right to choose and for complete LGBTQI equality.

I’m a straight shooter who will use my experience and education to work for intelligent regional planning and improved transit options, such as Valley Link, and implement bold and creative policies that will reverse the decline in our region’s quality of life.

I’m the grassroots candidate for Supervisor who you can trust to act in the best interests of our community. Join me. Sign up today to volunteer, donate, or endorse me. Together, we can chart a better and more sustainable course for Alameda County. Together, we can make sure that Alameda County lives up to our shared values.

                                                                                                                  –Vinnie Bacon

 

Traffic & Regional Planning

We have a massive jobs/housing imbalance in the S.F. Bay Area.
  • More jobs near where we live and more housing near where we work.
  • Mixed-Use near transit; housing, commercial, offices, and retail.
  • Regionally planned transit solutions that are environmentally sound.
  • Be intentional in building housing that is truly affordable for families.
  • Incentivize businesses to come to us and work with them on letting more people work from home to decongest roads.

Clean Money Campaign

We’re all aware of the corrupting influence of money in politics.

I ONLY accept campaign contributions from individuals and I have never taken money from corporations, lobbyists, or developers. Until our legislators have the political will to end this unethical practice, we need people in politics to step up. 

My general philosophy is that I am a negotiator on behalf of my constiuents and it is not right to take money from the same people who could profit from my votes. I am elected to negotiate the best deals for my district and your dollars.

Environment

We’re lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Let’s keep it that way.
  • I am a long-time Sierra Club leader who supports Measure D.
  • We need renewable energy AND open space. 
  • Better planning, less sprawl, and regionally coordinated transit will all lower emissions.
  • Green Jobs are the economy of the future, let’s start investing in them now!
  • Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! And ride your bicycle! 

Contribute

We rely on donations from residents, not corporations, PACs, or developers.

Email Vinnie

Vinnie is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Volunteer

Please consider helping out our campaign or get a yard sign.