Hosted by Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Pleasanton Weekly and Livermore Indivisible

The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Pleasanton Weekly and with Livermore Indivisible to host a candidate’s forum on January 23 for the District 1 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Four candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by six-term incumbent, Scott Haggerty.  Last summer, Haggerty announced that he will retire at the end of his term in 2020. Supervisor Haggerty is participating in the forum, introducing the duties of a County Supervisor before candidates respond to a series of questions.

“We are pleased to co-host this forum,” said Dawn Argula, Chamber CEO.  “County Supervisor is one of the most influential elected offices in Alameda County, and in the Tri-Valley and San Francisco Bay Area regions,” said Argula.  “We are deeply grateful for the strong leadership of Supervisor Haggerty, which has greatly influenced the economic vitality in the Livermore Valley and beyond.  LVCC supports a rigorous process to evaluate the skills, experience and intentions of any candidate that is competing for the office of District 1 Supervisor.”

The four candidates include:  Vinnie Bacon, current Fremont City Council Member; David Haubert, current Dublin City Mayor; Melissa Hernandez, current Dublin City Council Member; and Bob Wieckowski, current California State Senator representing the Tenth Senate District.

The office of the District 1 Supervisor is one of five that serve on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.  County Supervisors are elected to serve 4-year terms representing one of five areas that include 14 incorporated cities and the urban and rural unincorporated county areas of Alameda County.  District 1 includes most of the city of Fremont, all of the cities of Dublin and Livermore and the unincorporated Eastern Alameda County areas to the county line adjacent to Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Santa Clara Counties.

Gina Channell, publisher and Jeremy Walsh editor of the Weekly will moderate the forum.  The forum is scheduled for the evening of Thursday January 23 in the Granada High School Little Theater located at 400 Wall Street in Livermore.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program is 7-9 pm.

The forum is open to the public and offered at no charge.  For more info visit or call 925-447-1606.

Note:  Dave Haubert had accepted but found later that he had a conflict and did not participate.  Also, due to a family emergency out of state, Gina Channell did not moderate.  Jeremy Walsh, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly did moderator duties.