Assemblymember Rich Gordon to seek re-election

by Linda Hubbard on January 19, 2012

Assemblymember Rich Gordon announced his candidacy today for re-election to the California State Assembly. “Over the last year, it has been an honor to represent the residents of the Peninsula,” Gordon said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished, in particular on issues regarding the environment and government efficiency.  Yet there is still much more work to be done.”

Gordon, a resident of Menlo Park, currently chairs the Assembly’s Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation and serves on the Budget, Health, Local Government, Joint Sunset Review, and Revenue & Taxation committees. He also co-chairs the Bay Area Caucus and is a member of the Environmental Caucus and LGBT caucus.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Gordon served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for 13 years and was the Executive Director of Youth and Family Assistance, a non-profit based in Redwood City helping assist homeless youth.

Gordon is running for election in the 24th Assembly District, which includes the communities of: Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, the San Mateo County Coast (El Granada to the San Cruz County Line), Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale.

Photo by Scott R. Kline

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