Contra Costa County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Russell Watts, today endorsed Danville Mayor Candace Andersen in her race for Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 2. Also running for the open seat is Tomi Van de Brooke who is backed by County Democrats and unions.
Andersen is also supported by Gayle Uilkema, the outgoing Supervisor for District 2, who said of Andersen, “Experience matters. District 2 is best served by someone who has City Council experience and has served on County boards and commissions… Candace has the experience, education and training to analyze complex matters.” Andersen has also been endorsed by the District Attorney, the current and two former Sheriffs, in addition to the Danville City Council and many elected and appointed officials and community leaders.
“Mayor Andersen is the perfect choice for County Supervisor of District 2. She has a proven record of leading a well run town. Danville has no unfunded pension obligations or other unfunded retirement costs, and is fiscally sound. We need that same type of leadership in Contra Costa County,” said Watts.
Watts was elected Contra Costa County Treasurer-Tax Collector in June 2010. The county Treasurer holds a key position of public trust in the financial affairs of local government. Acting as the bank for the county, school districts, fire districts, water districts and other units of local government, the treasurer’s office collects, disburses, invests, and accounts for the funds of each of these entities.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of our county Treasurer. Mr. Watts and his department demonstrate solid fiscal responsibility and technological innovation in their management of our County resources,” said Andersen.
Mayor Andersen has also received the endorsement of outgoing District 2 Supervisor Gayle Uilkema and Contra Costa’s top Law Enforcement; Sheriff David Livingston, District Attorney Mark Peterson, the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and the Deputy District Attorneys Association. She has the support of over 75 appointed and elected officials (currently serving or retired), as well. A complete list of endorsements can be found at www.LeadContraCosta.com.