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Local Heroes to be Honored by Assemblyman Wieckowski

Awards will be given to "local heroes" on Thursday.

A press release from Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski

Fremont – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize some outstanding local organizations and heroes on Thursday, December 13 during the 7th Annual State of the 20th Assembly District Address and Awards Ceremony in Fremont. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc., 6701 Kaiser Drive, Fremont.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m.

The public is encouraged to bring a children’s toy and to call Wieckowski’s District Office at 510-440-9030 to reserve a free ticket. Space is limited.

Wieckowski will begin the program by providing a legislative overview of his first term in office and his agenda for his second term in the state Assembly.  The remainder of the program will focus on the contributions made by the local heroes and organizations.

“This has become a wonderful tradition each December,” Wieckowski said.  “The individuals and organizations to be honored have devoted an enormous amount of time to our community and this event gives me an opportunity to publicly recognize their work.”

The honorees include:

  • Brannin Dorsey – 2012 Champion for Education
  • Finelite – Small Business of the Year
  • The Kids Breakfast Club – Non-profit of the Year
  • Hayward and Fremont Firefighters – Community Partners of the Year
  • South Bay Labor Council – Advocate of the Year
  • Tejinder Dhami – 2012 Unity Award Recipient
  • Don and Roman Reed – Fremont Local Hero
  • Darien Poon – Union City Local Hero
  • Viola Blythe Community Services – Newark Local Hero
  • Gays and Lesbians Organized for Betterment and Equality – Hayward Local Hero
  • David Ashton – Castro Valley Local Hero
  • Campus Alliance for Economic Justice (Café J) – San Jose Local Hero
  • Aldyth Parle – Santa Clara Local Hero
  • Milpitas Food Pantry – Milpitas Local Hero

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Brash Brazen December 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Bob Wieckowski favors the legalization of marijuana & is an ardent supporter of "safe & legal access" to local medical marijuana patients ! How is it that he was re-elected by such a wide margin while our local leaders are still opposed to having legal dispensaries located in their communities ! Look for Bob to be in the forefront of the effort to push real marijuana reform legislation through the Democratic super-majority in the state legislature this term ! We're counting on his leadership on this important & timely issue & wishing him a productive year of ground breaking legislation ! Best of luck Bob !!!

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