CHP officer joins City Council race
by TP staff
Jun 03, 2010 | 3280 views | 11 11 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Robert Rickman
Robert Rickman
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California Highway Patrol officer Robert Rickman declared his intention to run for a seat on the Tracy City Council on Thursday, June 3.

Rickman, a 36-year-old third-generation Tracy resident, joins a field of five other candidates seeking to fill one of two up-for-grab spots on the council, which are currently occupied by Councilwomen Suzanne Tucker and Evelyn Tolbert. He filed his intention to run with the city clerk Thursday.

Rickman said he was inspired to run for the council in part because of his 6- and 8-year-old children.

“I have extensive roots here in Tracy … I have a family here in town, and Tracy is home. And I know that we can do better making Tracy safer and a more desirable place to live and work,” he said. “… I want them to grow up in the city like I did — a city you can be proud of.”

According to a press release, Rickman’s two main platform planks are crime and fiscal responsibility.

Rickman has spent 14 years in law enforcement in addition to earning his Juris Doctorate from Humphrey’s Law School, and he said that Tracy must have a “zero tolerance” policy on crime, especially when it comes to gangs.

Rickman also pledges to be a fiscally responsible leader. In addition to finding “innovative ways” to build the city’s business base, he also said it is imperative that Tracy live within its means without raising taxes on local residents.

Rickman graduated from Tracy High School in 1991 and lives in the city with his wife and children.

The other five declared candidates in the City Council race are activist Larry Gamino, real estate agent Juana Dement, home inspector Larry Hite, corporate manager Bob Elliott and pastor Nancy Young.

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scottmcadams
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June 30, 2010
Good luck Bob!
ConservativeVoice
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June 08, 2010
tracy-ed
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June 07, 2010
What a conumdrum....now we have THREE viable canidates for Two seats.

drummer77
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June 07, 2010
Hey conservative Voice, for your information, Rickman is not a public employee who has special interest in community decisions. He is a "STATE EMPLOYEE." "CALIFORNIA" HIGHWAY PATROL not TRACY PD!

As a born and raised Tracy'ite myself, I support Rickmans run for the seat!

ConservativeVoice wrote on Saturday, Jun 05 at 07:41 AM »

Excuse me, do we REALLY want yet ANOTHER public employee running Tracy? When the time comes to chop salaries and benefits, with whom will they side; the taxpayer or their Public employee Union buddies. THINK!

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LAM75
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June 06, 2010
WOW!!! This is awesome! I just returned from a 4 DAY trip to Yosemite, Pine Mountain Lake, etc. and I just flipped on the computer to read this. This is fabulous. I went to Tracy High with him (I'm 2 yrs. younger) and I am a strong partner with him (CHP) going to local high school making teens aware to not drink and drive. Tracy must see that he is straightening up teens to make sure they and YOU have a great future. Tracy needs a great future. VOTE FOR HIM!!! You won't be sorry.
ConservativeVoice
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June 05, 2010
Excuse me, do we REALLY want yet ANOTHER public employee running Tracy? When the time comes to chop salaries and benefits, with whom will they side; the taxpayer or their Public employee Union buddies. THINK!
MichaelO'LoughlinSr.
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June 05, 2010
I truly believe that Mr Rickman would be a great

choich for city cousel he does bring a huge amount of experience and stucture which could hel-p in gang situation and budget
mytown77
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June 04, 2010
I agree!! Being a long term resident of Tracy, I know Rickman will do what needs to be done!! He will be stern and do what is best for our town and our citizens!! Rickman has my vote!!!!
LadderLeaper
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June 04, 2010
I'm in! I know Bob and he is an outstanding person and a model citizen. He will do what is best for the City of Tracy. VOTE FOR RICKMAN!!!
ChrisRoberts
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June 04, 2010
Oh thank you dear lord. Finally some one from tracy, who lives in tracy, who actually has an interest in perhaps fighting crime, and he works with the chp, the hands down most stand up class act group of cops in california.

He already has my vote, perhaps he can replace our mayor.
AverageBri
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June 03, 2010
A zero tolerance policy on crime and wants to keep spending under control without raising taxes? He's got my vote.


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