Supervisor Gordon announces Assembly candidacy
Rich Gordon formally announces his candidacy for the 21st District Assembly seat, which runs from Redwood City to San Jose. From the San Mateo Daily News:
"The bottom line is the state is so broken that I just feel somebody’s got to step up and fix it," said Gordon, citing his mix of local, regional and state experience as reasons why he’s the person to do just that.
Gordon, of Menlo Park, is a third-generation Californian born and raised in San Mateo County. His focus includes strengthening the economy, environmental protection, education, adequate water and health and safety.
Gordon has served as a county supervisor since 1997 and will be termed out in 2010, the same year he hopes to secure the state Assembly seat. During his tenure, he has served as president of the California State Association of Counties and on a number of commissions and boards such as the Transportation Authority, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments.