Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney not just quitting government – he’s retiring from his day job as well

Services, Inc., an organization he effectively led as Executive Director since 2004.

Spectrum is a charity established in 1971 whose mission “is to support low-income, disadvantaged families, individuals, and elderly residents of AlamedaCounty in their efforts to improve self-sufficiency and the overall quality of their lives.”

Sweeney’s career in government spans 32 years, having first been elected to the Hayward city council in 1982. He was reelected to the city council in 1986 and in 1990 won election as the city mayor. In 1994 he was elected to the California State Assembly and served there (after being reelected in 1996) until 1998. He won election as city mayor again in 2006 and was reelected in 2010.

Sweeney holds BA and MA degrees in political science from the California State University – Hayward.

A retirement party for Sweeney will be held Thursday, May 22, at Spectrum’s new offices on Barrington Court in Hayward. In lieu of retirement gifts, Sweeney is requesting donations to Spectrum Community Services.


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