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WTF California: An Interview With County Supervisor Candidate Ken Carlson


by ECT

On this episode of WTF California, we interview with Ken Carlson, who is a councilmember at the City of Pleasant Hill, is a candidate for Contra Costa County Supervisor. We talk about a variety of issues from public safety, housing, economic development and environmental issues. Plus more

Per his website:

Ken’s been getting it done for our community for over 30 years. He attended Mountain View Elementary in Concord and Pleasant Hill Middle and High Schools. Proud Eagle Scout with Walnut Creek Troop 820. Ken learned at an early age about giving back. His grandfather, James Moriarty, served Contra Costa as a county supervisor. His mom, a registered nurse, cared for our most vulnerable at Hospice of the East Bay. Ken joined the Concord Police force where he served for 29-years working as a neighborhood patrol officer and crisis negotiator to help keep our families and community safe.

In 2012, Ken’s neighbors elected him to the Pleasant Hill City Council, where he served as mayor and vice mayor. He made history as the city’s first openly gay councilmember, and got the job done when he delivered a new library and park, upgraded our roads, and chaired the Council’s Economic Development subcommittee to bring new jobs to our community.

Today, Ken is running for Contra Costa supervisor because, now more than ever, we need leaders who get it and have the experience and results to get it done for Contra Costa-like tackling our housing crisis, jumpstarting our stalled economy, and delivering a cleaner, more sustainable environment.

Campaign issues:

  • Fix the housing crisis – by working with local leaders to find commonsense housing solutions that work for our community so all Contra Costans, regardless of income, have access to safe affordable housing
  • Make public safety priority #1 –  so all families feel safe in Contra Costa and deliver appropriate social reforms
  • Help our economy recoverfrom the pandemic by cutting red tape for small businesses, investing in business development, and incentivizing hiring local workers so our teachers, nurses, and firefighters can afford to live where they serve.

  • Fight climate change and promote a more sustainable countycreate an action plan to protect the Delta and our water supply, and fight for commonsense solutions that mitigate wildfires and sea level rise.

For more on Ken Carlson, visit him at: www.kencarlson.vote

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