Joe Alioto-Veronese to Open
State Senate Exploratory Committee
San Francisco Police Commissioner Joe Alioto-Veronese
From Joe Alioto-Veronese
June 4, 2007
San Francisco -- On Monday, June 4th Police Commissioner
Joseph Alioto Veronese will officially file the necessary paperwork
with the California Fair Political Practices Commission to form
an exploratory committee to become an official candidate in the
Democratic primary for California's 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. Recently he cast the courageous
deciding and historic toward police reform to make Theresa Sparks
as the first transgender president of the City's Police Commission.
"California's political system is broke and needs some serious
change and people with the experience to deliver change. 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," said
Alioto-Veronese. Alioto-Veronese is supported by scores of real
Californians fed up with the politics of yesterday and looking
for real change.
Joe Alioto Veronese is the only candidate with a business and
a residence in Sonoma County and deep roots in San Francisco.
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.
Joe has been married to Julie Gilman Veronese since 2006.