January 24, 2012 > Mayor Mark Green kicks off 2012 run for State Assembly
Mayor Mark Green kicks off 2012 run for State Assembly
Independent aims to represent the new District 20
Union City Mayor Mark Green has announced his campaign for California State Assembly in the new District 20. Green's 19-year tenure as Mayor of Union City has included active participation and leadership of numerous regional government agencies including his current role as President of the Association of Bay Area Governments.
"My top priority is to create jobs and return people to work," said Green. "We're finally seeing some positive improvement in employment but this trend needs to be sustained with consistent government support that includes incentives for business and opportunities for job seekers."
Green's perspective also includes a deep concern about California's aging infrastructure, which includes such elements as deteriorating highways, levees, gas lines, sewers and water supplies. Additionally, he plans to work diligently to improve regional transportation, protect the environment and put the state's educational system back on track.
"Tackling these huge projects," he continued, "will not only put Californians to work but will make our state a more desirable place to raise families and develop innovation."
Green will have the opportunity to achieve these goals as the representative of District 20, which includes his hometown of Union City plus Hayward, north Fremont, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Sunol and some of the unincorporated areas of Alameda County.
As an independent, Green believes he can help eliminate government gridlock by voting without pressure from any political party and move the state even closer to consistently passing a fair and balanced budget within a reasonable time frame.
"California's new open primary system will give voters an even greater say in how work is done in Sacramento," said Green.
Recent surveys, including a Field Poll released in December 2011, show a growing number of voters disapprove of elected officials from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
For the first time, the June 2012 primary will allow voters to select the candidate they feel will best represent their interests in the State Assembly - regardless of party affiliation. The two candidates with the most votes will face a run-off in the November 2012 election and Green aims to be one of them.
For more information, visit www.ElectMarkGreen.com