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June 15, 2012 > Valle appointed as District 2 County Supervisor

Valle appointed as District 2 County Supervisor

Submitted By Guy Ashley

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Richard Valle on June 11 to serve as the County Supervisor for District 2 for the next five months. Voters will go to the polls in November to elect a successor to Nadia Lockyer, who resigned as District 2 Supervisor in April.

Valle, a former City Councilman for Union City, took the oath of office immediately after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of his appointment. Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald administered the oath of office.

"After some difficult months, today is a very good day for District 2,'' said Nate Miley, President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. "This Board agrees that Richard stands out as someone who will immediately bring very strong leadership to District 2 and the vibrant and very important communities that the district represents.''

Valle said he was eager to get started in his new post. "We are going to do some great things in District 2,'' Valle said. "And we are going to carry that faith and that effort throughout Alameda County, to do the very best we can.''

County Administrator Susan S. Muranishi said Valle will be challenged immediately as he will be asked to sign off on an Alameda County Budget for FY 2012-13 that must be finalized by July 1. A proposed budget containing a series of program reductions to close an $88.1 million budget gap has been presented to the Board of Supervisors.

Valle will serve as District 2 Supervisor until the November 6 General Election, when voters will be asked to elect a candidate to serve out the existing term through 2014. District 2 includes the cities of Hayward, Newark and Union City; the northern portion of the City of Fremont; and a portion of the unincorporated community of Sunol.

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