Bob Wieckowski

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Bob Wieckowski
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California State Assembly District 25
Incumbent
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley (1977)
J.D.Santa Clara University (1985)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1955
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bob Wieckowski (b. February 18, 1955) is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He has served as a member and vice mayor of the Fremont City Council since 2004. He has also been a member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee since then.

Wieckowski is a Democratic member-elect of the California State Senate, representing District 10.

Biography

Wieckowski earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Berkeley in 1977 and his J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer for the Law Office of Robert A. Wieckowski and serving as staff assistant to United States Congressman Edwards from 1977 to 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wieckowski served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Health
Insurance
Judiciary, Chair
Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wieckowski served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wieckowski's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Protect personal financial information

  • Excerpt: "Recent massive data breaches have compromised millions of customers’ financial data, and a report from California’s Attorney General reveals that California is a major target for cyber criminals. Bob is committed to addressing this threat, and increasing protections for your personal financial information."

Fight for affordable higher education

  • Excerpt: "Bob’s plan will create incentives for manageable loan repayment plans that include a prohibition on wage garnishment."

Promote Clean Technology

  • Excerpt: "By promoting clean technology and job growth here in California, Bob is committed to strengthening our economy and putting more people back to work."

Elections

2014

See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Bob Wieckowski (D) and Peter Kuo (R) defeated Mary Hayashi (D), Roman Reed (D) and Audie Bock (I) in the blanket primary. Wieckowski defeated Kuo in the general election.[2][3]

California State Senate, District 10 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski 35.4% 36,773
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Kuo 26.3% 27,332
     Democratic Mary Hayashi 20.6% 21,448
     Democratic Roman Reed 13.6% 14,098
     Independent Audie Bock 4.1% 4,284
Total Votes 103,935

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Wieckowski won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 25. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 20. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Pete McHugh (D). Wieckowski defeated Arlyne Diamond (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 25 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pete McHugh 28.2% 14,970
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski Incumbent 41.6% 22,112
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArlyne Diamond 30.2% 16,077
Total Votes 53,159

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Wieckowski defeated Garrett Yee in the June 8 primary election. He then defeated Republican Adnan Shahab in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

California State Assembly, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Wieckowski (D) 76,446
Adnan Shahab (R) 28,460
California House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Wieckowski (D) 16,673
Garrett Yee (D) 14,779

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wieckowski is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wieckowski raised a total of $1,195,191 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[8]

Bob Wieckowski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 25 Won $607,539
2010 California State Assembly, District 20 Won $587,652
Grand Total Raised $1,195,191

2012

Wieckowski won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Wieckowski raised a total of $607,539.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Wieckowski's campaign in 2012
California Association of Realtors$13,800
Electrical Workers Local 595$11,700
California Teachers Association$11,400
California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee$11,000
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California$8,800
Total Raised in 2012$607,539
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Wieckowski raised $587,652 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AFSCME California $15,600
California Teachers Association $15,600
California School Employees Association $9,800
Services Employees Local 1021 $8,900

Scorecards

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2013

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2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Wieckowski's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • Alameda Building Trades Council
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC)
  • Berryessa-North San Jose Democratic Club
  • Business for Good Government Committee (BGG), PAC of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce
  • California Democratic Party
  • California Faculty Association
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Nurses Association
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • Castro Valley Democratic Club
  • Dean Democratic Club
  • Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
  • Fremont Unified Teacher’s Association
  • Gays and Lesbians Organized for the Betterment of Everyone (GLOBE)
  • Hayward Demos Club
  • International Association of Firefighters Local 1171
  • International Association of Firefighters Local 55
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Kristin Olsen (R)
California Assembly District 25
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Alberto Torrico (D)
California Assembly District 20
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Bill Quirk (D)