Councilmember Barbara Halliday joins the fray, runs for Hayward city mayor

Halliday's announcement read in part:

"Recently, Mayor Michael Sweeney announced he will not seek re-election. Now we must ensure the next Mayor of our city is a leader with experience, knowledge, and the track record needed to lead Hayward forward. As a Hayward City Council Member for the past nine years and a longtime community leader, I have that experience, that knowledge, and that track record.

"I have worked hard to improve our neighborhoods, promote beneficial economic development, strengthen police and fire services, revitalize the city’s Downtown, protect the environment, and support our children and youth, and we have made good progress in each of these areas.

"Together we have helped keep Hayward moving forward during tough times and made the city safer, cleaner, and more attractive, while maintaining a balanced budget and putting the city on a better financial footing in the years to come."

Halliday's entry into the race brings to three the number of serious contenders for the mayorship, the other two candidates being councilmembers Mark Salinas and Francisco Zermeño.


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