Thanks for visiting our website.  Having come in first in the March 3rd, 2020 primary, Vinnie is now on the ballot for the general election on November 3rd, 2020.  His ballot statement from the primary is below.  Please consider helping out with the campaign by clicking on one of the links below.

 

Developers and their corporate lobbyists give millions of dollars to State and local politicians in an effort to buy influence. Politicians, dependent on these campaign contributions, make bad planning decisions that serve these donors’ interests. The result is horrific traffic, school overcrowding, and a housing affordability crisis. As long as we continue to allow moneyed interests to influence policy, the situation will keep getting worse. I am the only candidate in this race who has never taken campaign contributions from developers or real estate interests and I pledge never to do so. I will fight back against developers’ efforts to pass state laws that force local communities to accept more bad developments. Since being elected to the Fremont City Council, I have been a champion for smart growth and against poorly planned, unaffordable housing projects. I have master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering and City Planning from UC Berkeley and worked as a traffic engineer. I will use my education and experience 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.

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Vinnie’s First General Campaign Video

Full Text of Vinnie’s First General Campaign Video

Hi, this is Vinnie Bacon, the clean money candidate running for Alameda County Board of Supervisors. I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. 

The next year will be a particularly challenging time for all of us, including public servants in our community. We will have tough decisions ahead, and I’m up for the challenge. As a City Ccouncilmember in Fremont, I’ve been working with our staff to make sure that the City is doing all it can to protect our residents and our businesses during this crisis, like setting up a coronavirus testing facility. I’ve also been looking at what needs to be done at the county level to better prepare us for another pandemic or natural disaster.

 One of the biggest line items in the County’s budget is health services. This crisis has made the need for a robust and well-functioning public healthcare system even more clear. And while first responders, doctors, nurses and public health officials have performed fantastically to keep Alameda County’s death toll to fewer than 100 people to date, it has also pointed out many of the existing problems with the Alameda Health System. There are staff shortages and staff has had trouble getting enough personal protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis . If elected, I’ll work hard to resolve these problems by reforming the AHS. 

After earning more votes than any other candidate in the March primary, I’m looking forward to growing my campaign for the November election. But what does campaigning in the middle of a pandemic look like? Like many of you who are suddenly facing uncertainty in your life, we’re adjusting our campaign one day at a time. For the time being, we won’t be able to knock on doors or go to events, so I hope to use videos as a way to communicate with you all. 

I also want to ask for your help. We need volunteers who can make phone calls in the fall and host Zoom events with your friends and colleagues to introduce me to them. If you can help, please visit bacon4supervisor.com/volunteer and sign up. 

As mentioned, I’m the clean money candidate. That means I’m not taking money from corporations, political action committees or lobbyists. Instead, I’m asking for grassroots donations of any amount. If you can make a contribution, go to bacon4supervisor.com/contribute/ today. 

I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact me on Facebook or through my web site, www.bacon4supervisor.com or via email at vinnie@bacon4supervisor.com. 

Friends, stay safe, stay strong, and look out for one another.  Thank you.

Paid for by Vinnie Bacon for Alameda County Supervisor 2020 – FPPC #1415928