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April 24, 2012 > Mayor Mark Green (Independent)

Mayor Mark Green (Independent)

For California State Assembly District 20

Jobs - Infrastructure - Education
Union City Mayor Mark Green is the only candidate with the knowledge, political skills and government experience to lead Assembly District 20 toward economic recovery. In addition to serving as Mayor of one of the East Bay's most progressive cities for 19 years, Green already plays a significant role in regional matters as a member of a number of important Bay Area agencies and commissions. He is clearly the most qualified candidate to represent District 20 in Sacramento.

Green's top priorities are: jobs and California's economy; education and innovation; rebuilding our infrastructure; and ending government gridlock. Green has proven he can build the consensus needed to enact legislation, working closely with members of both major political parties. Green, considered a leader by his peers in elected office, will bring a practical, independent voice to Sacramento.

Compare and Contrast
Mayor Green's experience in local and regional government outweighs all of his competitors combined. He currently serves in the following capacities: Mayor of Union City; Immediate Past President of the Association of Bay Area Governments; Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner; Alameda County Transportation Commission Chair; East Bay Economic Development Alliance; Alameda County Council of Mayors; Waste Management Authority of Alameda County Board Member; Union City Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Program.

Green's notable accomplishments include consolidating three Alameda County transportation agencies into a single, streamlined commission, which delivered significant cost savings to taxpayers via operational efficiencies and strategic regional planning. This innovative idea immediately improved the delivery of transportation projects that benefit everyone within the county, and saved over $3M in the first year. For this work, Mayor Green has been named 2012 "Elected Official of the Year" by the California Transportation Foundation.

As Mayor, Green led Union City through years of positive transformation. He presided over large-scale retail and economic development and planning for the Intermodal transit station district near BART. He protected public safety during economic cutbacks and was instrumental in building a senior village, a new Sports Center and recreational facilities. His legacy includes housing for families of all income levels, great educational programs and social services that protect youth.

An Open Primary in a New District
The June 5, 2012 election is unique. It is California's first "Open Primary," which means that all candidates for State office will be listed on the same ballot. For the first time, voters will have an opportunity to select the most-qualified candidate, regardless of their political affiliation. Additionally, Assembly District 20 is new, having been formed in 2010 after redistricting. It includes Union City, northern Fremont, Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and a number of other unincorporated areas of Alameda County.

Mark Green is an independent candidate, with an independent voice. He will work with everyone, regardless of political party, to serve California. It is time to elect District 20's only highly-qualified candidate to the State Assembly.

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