Senator Bob Wieckowski Backs Dave Jones for State Senate

Sacramento, CA – Senator Bob Wieckowski announced his endorsement of Dave Jones’ campaign for State Senate today. Wieckowski joins a growing coalition of local and state leaders who are throwing their support behind Jones’ 2022 bid for State Senate.  
In announcing his endorsement of Jones, Wieckowski stated:
“There is not one person in California whose life has not been made better by the work of Dave Jones. As a legislator, Dave Jones wrote landmark legislation that prohibited gender discrimination in health insurance, protected seniors from abusive conservatorships, provided funding for California’s safety net hospitals and child care, shielded private medical records from misuse, and created one of the nation’s largest early childhood education and preschool programs. I am endorsing Dave’s campaign for State Senate because I know that he will fight every day to improve the lives of his constituents.”

Bob Wieckowski is currently serving his second term representing portions of Alameda and Santa Clara Counties in the State Senate. He chairs the Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, and Energy. Senator Wieckowski is a state leader in advocating for climate adaptation programs and has authored landmark legislation advancing climate protection, reuse and recycling, and natural resource preservation. Senator Wieckowski is an attorney and the former Vice Mayor of Fremont.

Dave Jones began his career as a legal aid attorney, providing free legal assistance to the poor with Legal Services of Northern California. In 1995, he was one of only 13 Americans awarded the prestigious White House Fellowship. Dave served for three years as Special Assistant and Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno.
As a Sacramento City Councilmember from 1999 to 2004, Dave authored groundbreaking laws  requiring developers to build more affordable housing, paying workers a living wage, and recognizing domestic partnerships. Dave represented Sacramento in the State Assembly from 2004 through 2010, where he chaired the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Dave authored 70 bills that were signed into law and was a champion for protecting consumers, expanding access to healthcare, building affordable housing, expanding early child education, protecting the environment, and fighting for working families.     
Dave served as California’s seventh Insurance Commissioner between 2011 and 2018, where he worked on behalf of 38 million Californians. In this role, he saved consumers and businesses over $3.11 billion in premiums by regulating rates for auto, homeowners, and other property and casualty insurance. He also implemented healthcare reform, including market reforms to protect consumers and expanded access to health insurance. Since leaving office as Insurance Commissioner, Dave has worked to combat climate change as a Senior Director for The Nature Conservancy and as the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s  Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE).
Dave is a graduate of DePauw University, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife, Kim Flores, are residents of the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento and are the proud parents of two children.