Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover Will Step Aside

Contra Costa will bid farewell to District 5 supervisor Federal Glover once his term ends in Dec. 2024. Glover has announced he will not seek re-election to a seventh term on the board.  

Glover has served District 5 since 2000 when he became the first person of color ever elected to the board of supervisors. He remains the only Black supervisor in the county’s 173-year history. He served as chair in 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2017, and is set to do so again next year.

Glover continued his work for the county despite a serious medical episode nearly nine years ago. After going into complete renal and cardiac failure, Glover underwent a 16-hour surgery to receive a new heart and kidneys.

Throughout his life and career, Glover has been an advocate for youth, spearheading county youth conferences and convening his community’s first youth summit and gang task force. He has also secured over $1 billion for highway and public transportation improvements.

District 5 includes the cities of Antioch, Baypoint, Clayton, Oakley, Pittsburg, parts of Brentwood and Concord, and several unincorporated communities. 

Glover has already endorsed a candidate to succeed him. His pick, Pittsburg Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston, would be the first Black woman ever elected to the board. 


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