Democrat Craig Steckler announced he has his eye on the California Assembly’s
25th district seat and intends to run for the political office next year.
The 69-year-old is the former chief of police for the City of Fremont, where local authorities have already endorsed him.
Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, Fremont Councilmembers Anu Natarajan, Sue Chan and Raj Salwan expressed publicly that they will support him. Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern has also said he is on board with the Steckler campaign.
Steckler says his priorities match those of people who reside within the district, which encompasses Newark, Fremont, Milpitas and portions of Santa Clara County.
“The priorities of this community are my priorities — schools, innovation and technology, small business, public safety and more cooperation between state and legal government,” Steckler said.
“I’m not a career politician, but I know how
to listen, lead and get results,” Steckler added.
Steckler retired last year after serving 21
years with the Fremont Police Department. He previously served as a president
of the California Police Chiefs Association. This month, he finishes his term
as the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which
boasts 22,000 members in 100 countries.
The 25th Assembly District seat is available because Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, who represents that district, announced he’s running for the 10th State Senate District seat.
Zoneil Maharaj contributed to this report.