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  DeSaulnier, Mark
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  2015-01-03  
 
NameMark DeSaulnier
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Concord, California , United States
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Born March 31, 1952 (69 years)
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InfoBorn in Lowell, Massachusetts, DeSaulnier earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of the Holy Cross. A longtime restaurant owner, he lives in Concord with his two sons, Tristan and Tucker.

Prior to becoming a supervisor, he served as the mayor of Concord and was a city councilmember from 1991 to 1993. He also served on the Concord Planning Commission and was a member of the University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program Advisory Committee.

DeSaulnier served on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors district 4 from 1993 until 2006. In 2002, he retained his seat with 80 percent of the vote, the highest percentage recorded in a contested election in the history of the county. During DeSaulnier's time on the Board of Supervisors, he sponsored the Industrial Safety Ordinance and the Refinery Flare Rule for local refineries and chemical facilities. DeSaulnier served on the executive boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. He was chairman of the Regional Agency Coordinating Committee. DeSaulnier introduced a Women's Health Program serving the health care needs of all women in Contra Costa County. He also established the annual Children and Families' Budget, a separate County budget that reviews and measures the effectiveness of County programs in these areas. His other projects for children include AfterSchool4All, the Future Fund and the Children and Families Committee of the Board of Supervisors.

In 2003 he participated as a fellow (sponsored by Fannie Mae) in the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government Leadership Program and Symposium on Affordable Housing. DeSaulnier was a featured speaker for the Japanese Automotive Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan, and co-chaired the World Fuel Cell Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland in July 2002. He also participated in two transportation-land use study tours sponsored by the German Marshall Fund to promote trans-Atlantic dialogue around the issues of smart growth, regional planning, air pollution and transportation. He has been a speaker on smart growth and regionalism numerous times.

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  03/03/2020 CA District 11 - Open Primary Won 71.20% (+49.77%)
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  11/08/2016 CA District 11 Won 72.05% (+44.11%)
  06/07/2016 CA District 11 - Open Primary Won 75.33% (+50.67%)
  11/04/2014 CA - District 11 Won 67.27% (+34.55%)
  06/03/2014 CA - District 11 - Open Primary Won 58.80% (+30.94%)
  11/06/2012 CA State Senate 07 Won 61.45% (+22.91%)
  06/05/2012 CA State Senate 07- Open Primary Won 57.03% (+14.06%)
  09/01/2009 CA - District 10 - Special Election Lost 17.55% (-8.63%)
  11/04/2008 CA State Senate 07 Won 66.54% (+33.08%)
  06/03/2008 CA State Senate 07 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CA State Assembly 11 Won 66.50% (+36.60%)
  06/06/2006 CA State Assembly 11 - D Primary Won 51.64% (+12.43%)
  03/05/2002 Contra Costa County Supervisor - District 4 Won 79.25% (+58.51%)
  06/02/1998 Contra Costa County Supervisor - District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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CA State Assembly 19 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Jerry Hill
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