Get to Know Our Local Democrats: Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, re-elected last November, represents the 25th Assembly District, which stretches from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara County. He currently serves as chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. He is also a member of the Assembly Insurance, Health, and Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security committees.
In his first term in office, Assemblymember Wieckowski passed 24 bills through the Legislature, 21 of which were signed into law by Governor Brown. Reflecting his collaborative style, most of these bills were approved with strong, bipartisan support. State-wide organizations have selected him Legislator of the Year and Tech America named him a “Technology Champion.”
He has launched the Made in California Jobs Initiative to expand California manufacturing, invest in biotechnology research, and fight for small businesses. As part of this initiative, he is touring companies throughout his district to speak to business leaders and their workers about challenges facing their industries. His priorities in the Legislature include job creation, investing in higher education, promoting emerging technologies, defending consumers, and protecting our natural resources. He is also behind key efforts to roll back Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited money to flow into campaigns, including putting the issue on the state ballot. “It’s time to let all Californians have their voices heard,” he says. “This is an issue people feel passionately about because they know the campaign finance system is skewed against the interests of the working poor and middle class.”
As a passionate advocate for his community, he has served on numerous boards and commissions. He previously served as Vice Mayor of the City of Fremont. He is also a small business owner and a bankruptcy attorney. He has helped hundreds of families and seniors persevere through economic hardship, keep their homes and live with dignity. He received his B.A. from the University of California and his J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School.
Bob is a lifelong Democrat, as he believes in civil rights, quality education, protecting our precious environment, and fighting for a strong, working middle-class. Bob’s commitment to the Party has been steadfast. He served as a long-time member of the Alameda County Central Committee, and was Chair of the Ohlone Area United Democratic Campaign. He was walked and canvassed for numerous Democrats who share his values.
Assemblymember Wieckowski lives in Fremont with Sue Lemke, and her son Luke.