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John is committed to restoring public safety in Alameda County. Working as an advocate for victims of crime for over a decade, John has fought to secure justice for those affected by trauma and violence. As our Supervisor, he will take a proactive stance against violent crime, retail theft, and smash-and-grab robberies in Alameda County,  bolstering law enforcement with advanced technologies and enhanced coordination with local businesses.

First responders in Alameda County are devastatingly understaffed and under-resourced, contributing to our public safety crisis. That's why John is dedicated to hiring more firefighters, paramedics, and dispatchers, enhancing emergency response and public safety. In addition to investing in shorter emergency response times, John will invest in gun buyback programs to get illegal guns off our streets, strengthen red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals and keep gun stores away from schools and parks.  

John is the only candidate for Supervisor supported by Alameda County Firefighters because they know he will restore public safety in our communities.


Alameda County is facing a homelessness and mental health crisis. John understands the complex challenges of homelessness and the urgent need for a stronger partnership between Alameda County and its cities to successfully address homelessness. With nearly a decade of experience as a nonprofit outreach worker and services provider to the homeless, John is committed to creating more shelters with expanded services for mental health and substance abuse, so we can end encampments and bring people indoors. As Supervisor, he will expedite the implementation of California’s CARE Courts in Alameda County, aiding unhoused individuals with severe mental health issues in accessing necessary housing and treatment.

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Under John's leadership, Emeryville has become a model for walkable, bike-friendly, and transit-oriented living. As chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission, John led the creation of the first county-wide Bikeways Plan, brought millions of our federal tax dollars back to Alameda County to create safer streets, and strengthened the County's Safe Routes to School program.


With a proven track record of fostering sustainable and equitable transportation, John now aims to bring this vision to the Board of Supervisors, ensuring all of Alameda County benefits from more accessible and environmentally friendly transportation options and safer, livable communities.


As a champion of Emeryville Measure C, John led a $50 million affordable housing initiative — leading to now hundreds of affordable housing units being produced, including permanent supportive housing for the homeless and low-income housing for transition-aged-youth aging out of foster care services. Now John is fighting to produce, preserve, and protect affordable housing county-wide. As Supervisor, John will cut red tape to expedite affordable housing development and tackle Alameda County’s shortage. He'll work to strengthen protection for renters and create pathways to homeownership for working-class families. That's why affordable housing advocates at Housing Action Coalition strongly support John Bauters for Supervisor.

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John is a longtime environmental advocate and was awarded the inaugural Visionary Award by the SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club for his leadership in improving the Bay Area's air quality and advancing climate action. His work with the Air Quality Management District to combat pollution — including some of the most stringent refinery emissions regulations in the country — and promotion of clean-fuel transportation highlight his commitment environmental justice and taking bold action on our climate crisis. As our Supervisor, John will continue working to ensure clean air and water for our communities and make Alameda County a national leader in the fight against climate change.

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