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August 21, 2012 > Mary King appointed to represent BART District 3

Mary King appointed to represent BART District 3

Submitted By James K. Allison

The BART Board of Directors appointed Mary King, on August 16, 2012, to fill a vacancy on the governing board until an elected Director is seated on December 7, 2012.

The vacancy arose on June 21, 2012 when Director Bob Franklin resigned to accept a position at BART as Department Manager of Customer Access. Voters will have an opportunity to elect a Director for District 3 in the November 6, 2012, election for a full four-year term. In the interim, King will represent the District.

Director King is a former Interim General Manager of AC Transit and the first African American woman to be elected as an Alameda County Supervisor and also served as a Metropolitan Transportation Commission Commissioner. She will not seek election to the Board in November 2012.

"Mary's unique blend of talent and experience should serve the public well until voters have an opportunity to elect a Director for this important District," said BART Board President John McPartland. "We're fortunate to have Mary work with us over the next several months."

King will represent District 3, which lies in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Its boundaries generally include Ashland, Cherryland, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Kensington and portions of Berkeley, Castro Valley, Hayward and Oakland.

"I'm enthusiastic about serving the people of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties again in this small way," said King. "I've had the opportunity to work closely with General Manager Grace Crunican and her staff on a variety of issues facing BART and I look forward to resuming that working relationship."

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