Third-generation San Joaquin County resident, Tracy Mayor, and State Police Sergeant Robert Rickman Announces for San Joaquin Supervisor, District 5
Tracy, CA – Today, 3rd generation San Joaquin County resident, Tracy Mayor, and State Police Sergeant Robert Rickman announced his candidacy for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, District 5. Incumbent Supervisor Bob Elliott is not seeking reelection.
“We are blessed to live in a great part of California, but over the past several years we have seen issues arise that impact our quality of life,” said Mayor Rickman. “People are spending more time in traffic during their long commutes to the Bay Area for work, impacting their time with families, their health, and the local and regional economy. An increase in homelessness statewide and those living on our streets with substance abuse or mental health issues is leading people in our region to feel less safe at parks, at shopping malls, and during their evening walks. Housing costs are creeping ever higher. Our own local neighborhoods are no longer affordable for families, thanks to the destructive policies of the political class in Sacramento.
“I was born and raised here and it’s where my wife and I are raising our daughters. Everywhere I go across this region, I hear from my neighbors and friends about the love we share for San Joaquin County and the need for a local advocate to stand and fight for all San Joaquin residents. That’s why I’ve decided, with the support of my family, to take this opportunity and work to make our part of San Joaquin County a safer and more desirable place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Mayor Rickman and his wife have two beautiful teenage daughters. Robert graduated from Tracy High School in 1991, attended San Joaquin Delta College, and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Sacramento State University. He graduated from Humphrey’s School of Law in 2008 with a Juris Doctor degree.
For the better part of two decades, Mayor Rickman has been employed as a State Police Officer and Sergeant. He is also 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 Tempore. Robert was elected Mayor of the City of Tracy in 2016 and 2018.
July 10, 2019
Contact: Ashley McPartlan