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San Mateo County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 3

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Bill Collins

Retired Teacher Advocate
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restore responsible, honest leadership in White House
  • promote activism by concerned citizens
  • address Climate Change with the urgency it requires

Experience

Biography

Bill Collins became an environmentalist (called “conservationist” then) and Democrat as a teen. He volunteered for progressive candidates like Bill Newsom of San Francisco, who ran for State Senate in 1968, and many others over the years.

In 1972 Collins collected signatures to qualify Prop 20, the Coastal Initiative, for the ballot. In 1976, he lobbied the Legislature to make the CCC permanent.

He worked (successfully) with the Surfrider Foundation to stop the construction of a toll road through San Onofre State Park in northern San Diego County. He headed the League of Conservation Voters in San Diego, and much earlier was a founding Board member of the CLCV.

He worked at the Legislature for over 35 years, usually in public education, and managed legislation increasing pensons for CalSTRS and CalPERS members.

In 2009 he originated (unsuccessful) legislation to ban polystyrene food take-out containers in California. More recently, he was successful in opposing the widening of Highway 1 in Pacifica, another years-long campaign.

He is currently working to ban Roundup spraying in public schools.

 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Government must work for the people, and campaign contributions should not influence public decisions.

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