Joseph Alioto-Veronese is set today to file formation of a State exploratory committee for becoming a Democratic primary candidate for the 3rd State Senate District.
The seat is currently held by Carol Midgen, who has already drawn a challenge from State Assemblyman Mark Leno.
Alioto-Veronese, 34, was appointed in 2004 by Mayor Gavin Newsom to the San Francisco Police Commission. He cast the deciding vote making Theresa Spark the first transgender president of the commission.
“California’s political system is broke and needs some serious change and people with the experience to deliver change,” said Alioto-Veronese.
“Government needs more transparency and accountability. On the Police Commission, I’ve fought to deliver it. I plan on speaking directly to voters about universal health care, stronger education funding, and protecting our environment. I’ll leave the special interest politics to the insider politicians. I plan on fighting for families.”
“Joe Alioto Veronese is the only candidate with a business and a residence in Sonoma County and deep roots in San Francisco,” according to a written statement.
“Alioto-Veronese served San Francisco as a peace officer for eight years prior to practicing law with his family firm, specializing in fighting work place discrimination. Joe earned a reputation as a bull-dog for victims as a co-counsel in the historical $132 million race discrimination case against Interstate Brands Corp., and a $25 million verdict against Universal Tobacco Leaf Corp.”
He has been married to Julie Gilman Veronese since 2006.