About Supervisor Rickman


Robert Rickman is the Chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, a third-generation resident of San Joaquin County, former Mayor of Tracy, and a law enforcement officer. He is married and has two college-aged daughters. 

Robert graduated from Tracy High School in 1991, and attended San Joaquin Delta College and Sacramento State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from Humphrey’s School of Law in 2008 with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree.

For the better part of two decades, Robert Rickman has been employed as a State Police Officer and Sergeant. In 2008, Robert had the honor to be selected as the American Legion Officer of the Year and VFW Regional Officer of the Year. Robert was once again selected as the 2017 American Legion Regional Officer of the Year. While serving as County Supervisor, he continues to work as a State Police Officer and Sergeant in the Tracy area. 

Supervisor Rickman has also served as an adjunct professor at ITT Technical Institute and served on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Humphrey’s College. He is a member of St. Bernard’s Church and the Elks Lodge.

Robert Rickman was elected to the Tracy City Council in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, he was voted unanimously as the Mayor Pro Tem. He was elected Mayor of the City of Tracy in 2016 and 2018. In 2020, Rickman was elected to the San Joaquin County 5th District Supervisor seat.

As the San Joaquin County 5th District Supervisor, Supervisor Rickman’s stated priorities are to address the rising cost of living, develop common sense solutions for homelessness, reduce traffic congestion and expand infrastructure, increase economic development and opportunity, and ensure our neighborhoods are safe.


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