State Senator Bob Wieckowski was elected to represent the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature in November of 2014. He represents a district that stretches from southern Alameda county into Santa Clara County. As represenative of the 10th District, Mr. Wieckowski is focused on strengthening local economies, promoting clean technology, and protecting seniors and our most vulnerable residents.
Mr. Wieckowski chairs the Environmental Quality Committee and Budget Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation. He is also a member of the Senate committees on Judiciary; Budget and Fiscal Review; Transportation and Housing; and Ethics. He was appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon to serve on the Energy and Environment Committee of the Council of State Governments West and in 2017 became the first Californian to chair the committee.
Senator Wieckowski’s district is home to more clean tech companies than any other district in the state. Whether it’s solar panels, electric vehicles or other breakthrough industries, the 10th Senate District is amajor contributor to California’s clean economy. The Senator is a state leader in advocating for climate adaptation programs and has participated on state and regional panels examining green infrastructure investments.
A strong voice in the Legislature for consumers and low-income earners, he received the “Champion of Justice” Award from the East Bay Community Law Center for fighting againstabusive debt collectors and oppressive wage garnishments. Statewide organizations have selected him Legislator of the Year and the California Judges Association gave him its “Scales of Justice Award” for his steadfast support for increased court funding. Tech America also named Senator Wieckowski “Legislator of the Year.”
Senator Wieckowski works with state departments and local officials to improve services, increase funding and to provide new opportunities to meet local challenges. He facilitated the sale of state surplus property to Santa Clara Unified School District to construct a new school campus and provide additional park space, held discussions with state officials to help open a new local library, and he passed legislation to modify the terms of another property sale to increase access to affordable housing.
As a passionate advocate for his community, he has served on numerous boards and commissions, and previously served as Vice Mayor of the City of Fremont.
Mr. Wieckowski is a small business owner and a bankruptcy attorney. He has helped hundreds of families and seniors persevere through economic hardship, keep their homes and live with dignity. He received his B.A. from the University of California and his J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School.
Senator Wieckowski lives in Fremont with his wife, Sue.