Home 2016 Election Doug Hardcastle Responds to Supervisor Mary Piepho’s Announcement She Won’t Seek Reelection

Doug Hardcastle Responds to Supervisor Mary Piepho’s Announcement She Won’t Seek Reelection

by ECT

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor candidate Doug Hardcastle issued a statement Monday following the announcement that Supervisor Mary Piepho announced she will not seek a fourth term.

Hardcastle, who currently is an Oakley City Councilman, announced in September that he was going to run against Supervisor Piepho highlighting he believed he could do a better job financially with the County while working to provide better fire services for East Contra Costa County. He also highlighted he wants to work to improve public safety and county roads.

He was also highly critical of the Contra Costa County Supervisor pay raises which was one of the reasons that prompted him to run saying 33% increase was not acceptable and they needed to do any increase in increments.

Here is a look at Hardcastles statement:

Today, County Supervisor Mary Piepho, who represents District 3 on the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, announced she will not seek reelection for a fourth term, next year. I want to applaud Mary on her decision and thank her for her service to the people of Contra Costa County, over the past 11 years.

While I have had differences with her over policy and some of her votes, we have served together well on the transportation boards serving East County, on which she has helped move forward the planned Tri-Link freeway and transit connection between Brentwood and Tracy. Mary has also helped lead the fight to protect the Delta, which is important to all of us who depend on it for our drinking water, as well as fishing and recreation.

As I stated when I launched my campaign in September, it’s time for new leadership in our county. I thank Supervisor Piepho for ensuring that will happen for the people of the Third District. Serving in public office should not be a career, but should be a place where average citizens can serve the people, for a time. If I’m elected, following Mary’s example, I pledge to serve no more than three terms on the Board of Supervisors, as well.

I wish Mary well and God’s blessings in her future endeavors.

Doug Hardcastle serves on the Oakley City Council and just completed a year as Mayor. From 2000 to 2012 he served as a Director for the Ironhouse Sanitary District, for which he served as President in 2010-2011. He and his wife Lyn own Hardcastle’s RV in Oakley. He’s a life-long resident of Contra Costa County. District 3 includes Oakley, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Blackhawk, Tassajara Valley, Diablo, Byron, Bethel Island, Knightsen and parts of Antioch.

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Douglas Dec 22, 2015 - 11:10 am

Don’t worry Mr. Hardcastle, I’ll pledge you won’t serve even one term as a county supervisor. I and many others have read your stuff, watched you speak and witnessed your lack of leadership.

You aren’t qualified.

Diane Burgis will get every vote in this household.

EastCountyToday Dec 22, 2015 - 11:14 am


It’s unknown at this time whether Diane Burgis will be running or not. She has not yet announced. Lots of rumors however.

Need to hear all candidates Dec 22, 2015 - 7:55 pm

You have to be old enough to vote Douglas. If you were you would wait for all the candidates to tell us what they will do for East County. Kind of premature. You ‘re probably about 13.

Douglas Dec 24, 2015 - 2:23 pm

NTHAC, you would be wrong on all counts.

Douglas Dec 22, 2015 - 11:18 am

It was announced in the CCTimes.

Rosie R Dec 22, 2015 - 5:34 pm

That’s Hardcastle’s announcement? I think I would fire the campaign manager, provided he has one.

We can do better! Who else is running?

0321jarhead Dec 24, 2015 - 9:32 am

I’ve had my experiences with Doug. Be careful, he’s a snake. He would make a real good used car salesman. He is so full of B.S. and himself.

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