By Joseph Geha : eastbaytimes – excerpt
District 1 incumbent Scott Haggerty has been unopposed since 2000
FREMONT — Fremont City Councilman Vinnie Bacon is planning a 2020 run for Alameda County Supervisor in District 1, offering a challenge to longtime incumbent Scott Haggerty, who hasn’t faced an opponent for nearly two decades.
“If you want someone new, here I am,” Bacon said Sunday in an interview with this news organization.
“We need debate,” he said. “It’s just wrong for anybody to go into office without a challenger.”…
Bacon said he’s hoping to win over voters with a platform focused on evening out the jobs-housing imbalance and limiting what he called overdevelopment, which he said have led to cascading effects of untenable traffic congestion and school overcrowding.
“I think my ability to argue for better planning and development that doesn’t lead to all the traffic problems we have, I think that is my experience in Fremont, and it is applicable to a more regional office like that,” he said… (more)