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Shanelle Scales-Preston Announces Run for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor

by CC News

On Friday, Pittsburg Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston announced she would be running for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors should Supervisor Federal Glover decide not to seek re-election.

Here is her letter:

I’m excited to announce I’m running for Contra Costa County Supervisor, District V if Federal Glover decides not to seek re-election.

It has been an honor to represent Pittsburg residents as mayor and on the city council since 2018. Together, we have strengthened our community and improved services. I firmly believe that a strong and vibrant community is the foundation for a prosperous and fulfilling life. It is this belief that drives me to step forward and offer my dedication, experience, and passion to serve as your County Supervisor. 

Pittsburg is my home and has shaped who I am today. I understand the day-to-day struggles we all face. Throughout my life, I have witnessed the power of unity and the strong ties of community built from our relationships with our neighbors, churches, and organizations where we volunteer, and the incredible potential that lies within each individual. That’s why I believe in fostering an inclusive and diverse community that celebrates our differences and embraces our shared goals and aspirations. I am devoted to working tirelessly to ensure that our county is a place where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered. 

My campaign is centered around the idea that community and people mean everything. I am committed to being an accessible representative for all residents in District V. My priorities include investing in youth services, transportation, promoting economic growth, strengthening public safety, and protecting our environment.

My community service started in the federal government more than twenty years ago and has equipped me with the tools I need to effectively advocate for residents and fix problems. District V is sprawling and diverse, covering the northern waterfront. I have worked in these communities for my whole career in public service and have built lasting relationships with residents here.

I look forward to engaging with people across District V to learn what matters most to you and all residents. I am excited for the campaign and hope I can earn your support. 

Your involvement, ideas, and support are invaluable in shaping the future of our community. Together we can build a stronger, more inclusive, and prosperous community. 


Shanelle Scales-Preston

Scales-Preston becomes the latest Pittsburg councilmember to announce a run for the Board of Supervisors with Jelani Killings announces his run for District 5 last week. Having already set up a committee and seeking endorsements, its anticipated Antioch City Councilman Mike Barbanica will announce his run for the seat in the coming weeks.



Shanelle Scales-Preston was elected to the Pittsburg City Council in 2018 and currently serves as Mayor.  Her priorities have been to strengthen youth programs and improve city services to create a strong and vibrant community.

Pittsburg is Shanelle’s home and has shaped who she is today.  Her father owned a small business and was a member of UA 342 and her mother worked at the local glass factory.  She understands the day-to-day struggles we all face.  Shanelle’s strong ties to the community are built from her relationships with neighbors, her church and the organizations she volunteers for, including the Gateway Rotary Club and the Pittsburg Reads initiative.

Shanelle has extensive regional experience.  She is Chair of the Board for MCE, the local electricity provider, is Chair of TransPlan which coordinates regional transportation projects and transit services in East County and is President of the League of California Cities East Bay Division.

 Our community’s strength lies in its diversity and Shanelle has worked to ensure every voice is heard and valued.  Her community service started in the federal government more than twenty years ago where she learned to effectively advocate for residents and local governments navigating difficult bureaucracies and fix problems.  Shanelle has worked in communities across Contra Costa County her entire career and has built lasting relationships with residents here.

 Shanelle earned her degree from California State University East Bay.  She and her husband are raising their two sons in Pittsburg.

To view her campaign website: https://shanelle4supervisor.org/

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