The following is a press release issued by Councilmember Bob Sampayan:
Vallejo, Calif. – Vallejo City Councilmember Bob Sampayan has announced his candidacy for Mayor in the 2016 election. Sampayan said, “I’ve been serving the Vallejo community since 1985 when I was hired as a police officer, and for nearly four years as a city council member. I believe in Vallejo’s potential to be the rising star in the San Francisco Bay Area. We just need positive, thoughtful leadership to take us there – and I am that leader.”
Former City Councilmember and Vice Mayor Stephanie Gomes said, “Bob has been a strong advocate for increasing public safety while ensuring that it is a sustainable program that doesn’t outpace the city’s revenues. He was an original supporter of the Citizens Public Safety Advisory Committee, as well as one of the four original proponents of the Participatory Budgeting process that has given taxpayers a direct role in spending public funds on projects the community wants. Bob will be an excellent Mayor.” Sampayan has focused on cleaning up North Mare Island as the city’s next big economic generator, and to bring quality businesses and local jobs to the island.
Councilwoman Katy Miessner said, “Bob is honest, trustworthy and always positive about Vallejo. He’s the best person to lead this city and share all the positive attributes that Vallejo has to offer with the outside world. He’s also a consensus builder – as Mayor, Bob will bring people together to solve problems.”
As mayor, Sampayan says he will use Vallejo’s diversity as an asset, and will work with all Vallejo residents, businesses, the arts communities, and city staff to make Vallejo safe, successful and a healthy place to live, work and play.
Sampayan’s Fall campaign kickoff date will be announced shortly.