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Alamo council candidate Joe Rubay

Joe Rubay is a real estate appraiser and former CPA who is looking to run for Alamo Town Council to help keep an eye on the bottom line and because he feels a passion for politics. "My hobby is politics," he said. "I think it's my hobby because I love people, I like to be involved with the news, I like to affect change." He also ran in the Republican primaries to represent Assembly District 15.

The 49-year-old resident has lived most of the last 35 years in Alamo, and bought his family home to stay in town. He is a CSU East Bay graduate in business administration and has a keen interest in the financial end of getting the town of Alamo off the ground. "I have a lot of analytical skills. And I'm fiscally conservative." Rubay said his role on a new Town Council would be as "a watchdog."

"Alamo is growing, but we need to be smart government," he said. He sees public safety as the No. 1 concern and thinks police services could probably be improved.

On the issue of the incorporation itself, Rubay said he is cautiously in favor. "I have some reservations. Things are working great the way they are. We have a great supervisor." However he said he also sees the need for a local government to give residents their own voice in the decisions that will affect Alamo in the future.

More about the candidate

Treasurer, Alamo Improvement Association; Contra Costa Fair Board Director; National Director of Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance; member of Sheriff's Posse

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli and Geoff Gillette

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