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Wieckowski launches bid for 20th Assembly District seat

Backers include Pleasanton Councilwoman Cook-Kallio

More than 100 well-wishers turned out Thursday night for a campaign kickoff rally for Fremont City Councilman Bob Wieckowski to launch his bid for the Democratic Party nomination for the 20th District State Assembly.

Wieckowski is seeking to succeed Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico (D-20th) who will be termed out in November 2010. The 20th District includes about 40 percent of Pleasanton in an area east and southeast of downtown.

Wieckowski, a bankruptcy attorney, told supporters that he is well prepared professionally to take on the state's financial difficulties.

"I meet with people every day to help them get through their personal crises with the main objective to save their homes," Wieckowski said. "I'll tell someone that he needs to get a second job to earn another $400 to make the mortgage payment so that the family can stay in their home. But even when they're deeply in debt and can't make it, I work with them to see a brighter future once their problems are solved."

Wieckowski said that as serious as the state's problems are, these, too, can be solved and the state also can have a bright future.

"Right now, people are depressed over the economy and all," he said. "We need to turn this around, lift their spirits and move forward. I can do that."

Pleasanton Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a Fremont high school teacher, State Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10th), former State Senator Liz Figueroa, Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman and others from Fremont and other south Alameda County communities joined Wieckowski at the rally, held at the Olive Hyde Guild in the Mission San Jose section of Fremont.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 22, 2009 at 8:03 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Psst, I think the 'i' key might be broken: Wieckowski, not Wieckowsk.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 22, 2009 at 8:18 am

How fitting that a bankruptcy attorney would want to join CA government? I guess he figured this will be the mother of all bankruptcies! It seems ironic that his advice to people is to "work harder' when the legislature never is forced to sacrifice.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Downtown
on May 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

I think I am finally getting why we are so messed up in Sacramento? We keep electing people with absolutely no capability to do anything remotely close to running a business which is what we need in Sacramento. Take a look at the qualifications of the people backing the bankrupcy attorney. Pleasanton Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a Fremont high school teacher, State Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10th)Former lawyer and civic activist , former State Senator Liz Figueroa former owner of workers compensation firm, Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman, former police chief and others from Fremont and other south Alameda County communities joined Wieckowski at the rally, held at the Olive Hyde Guild in the Mission San Jose section of Fremont. How in the world can these people solve the problems of Sacramento when they are the ones who's professions have contributed to its demise. Keep in mind that he is running for Torrico's (another attorney) vacated seat.........god help us all.


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Posted by Lauren Kallio
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Actually, one correction Jeb. Instead of "nearly 100" well-wishers, there was actuall "well over" 100 well-wishers!!! (;


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Posted by Peter
a resident of Country Fair
on May 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm

MOSES, ROOSEVELT AND OBAMA
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Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel " pick up your shovel , mount your asses and camels , and I will lead you to the promise land".


Nearly 75 years ago , Roosevelt said, " Lay down your shovels , sit on your asses , and light up a camel , this is the promised land".


Now Obama is going to steal your shovel , kick your asses , Raise the price of camels , and mortgage the promised land


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