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Podcast: Mike Barbanica Runs for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor

by CC News
Mike Barbanica for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor

On this episode, I chat with Antioch City Councilmember Mike Barbanica who is running for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for District 5. Being a former Pittsburg police officer, we talk public safety, blight, homelessness and the need to have data and metrics available to see if what we are spending money on is working.

We touch on some items within the City of Antioch, but get into helping small business, the Northern Waterfront and more. We also talk a little bit about Antioch and attempting to accomplish things from outside a council majority.

Barbanica also advocates for policy that protects personal freedoms.

Bio for Mike Barbanica:

Mike grew up right here in Contra Costa County. He was raised in Antioch, attended Antioch High School, and learned early on the value of giving back to his community from his parents.

Mike’s mom, Fran, worked for the Antioch Police Department as a clerical supervisor,  dispatcher, and the Police Chief’s administrative assistant, and was the first woman in the city to pass the reserve officer test. As a child, Mike was surrounded by family who were union members. Mike’s dad was a Teamsters warehouse worker and his grandfather and uncles were IBEW electricians. As a teenager, Mike got his first union job as a courtesy clerk at Raley’s in Pittsburg and joined the Retail Clerks (now United Food and Commercial Workers) at just 16 years old.

Following in his mother’s footsteps, Mike put himself through the Reserve Academy while still in high school, took the test to become a Pittsburg police officer, and earned the top score. He was hired by the Pittsburg Police Department as a reserve officer before graduating from the Police Academy and joining the force as a full-time officer where he kept families safe and fought crime for over two decades.

Barbanica is running for District 5 which is held by Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor Federal Glover who is not seeking re-election.

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5 comments

Sam February 5, 2024 - 7:55 pm

This guy hasn’t don’t squat for his district! Anyone voting for anyone on the Antioch city council should think twice!

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Street Sweeper February 5, 2024 - 9:02 pm

spine·less
adjective
1.
having no spine or backbone; invertebrate.
2.
lacking resolution; weak and purposeless.
“a spineless coward”

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NO ON BARBANICA! February 6, 2024 - 12:31 am

This guy may or may not be the right person for the role he is attempting to win in an election, but based on his communication skills where a response was needed he never responded -> that’s not a way to win over anyone.

No Thanks!

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jake G February 6, 2024 - 7:58 am

This race has 3 candidates who are all not worth voting for. The quality has dropped. Barbanica is the least worst of all given Scales-Preston is the Democratic Machines pick.

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MEV February 10, 2024 - 12:39 am

I hope Ron Bernal is elected Mayor. 💯🙏💯

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