TRACY, CA – Today, San Joaquin County Supervisor and retired Green Beret Colonel Bob Elliott announced he will be a candidate for Congress in the 10th congressional district.
“In the days following the announcement of my State Senate campaign, I received new information that has caused me to reconsider my previous announcement. Friends and supporters have been overwhelmingly supportive of my decision. They are acutely aware of the crucial importance of fielding a strong candidate in the 10th congressional district who understands the Valley and the issues we face,” said Elliott. “Some of the policy ideas being pushed in Congress would devastate our local economy. In these times we need a decisive and experienced voice in the House of Representatives to defend and strengthen the Valley’s economy and agricultural industry, protect our water, stand up for our veterans and their families, enhance public safety, and improve educational opportunities.”
Elliott graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the top 5% of his class and later earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs. He served our country for 30 years in the U.S. Army, and retired as a Colonel, U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets).
Elliott subsequently served in the private sector with both General Electric and Westinghouse. He was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 2012 and reelected in 2016. He has led successful efforts to balance the county’s budget and has increased law enforcement funding–all without raising taxes. By keeping fees low, streamlining regulations, and collaborating with Valley business leaders, Supervisor Elliott has helped add nearly 10,000 jobs to the Valley economy.
Bob currently serves as a Board Member of Give Every Child A Chance, is a past Board Chairman of the Tracy Hospital Foundation, and is active in various other community causes. Bob and his wife Debbie have three daughters and eight grandchildren.