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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of BeniciaCandidate for Mayor

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Mark C. Hughes

Benicia City Councilmember
7,216 votes (48.72%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Health & Safetty - Maintain low crime rate and timely emergency response. Voted to deny Valero's Crude By Rail Project
  • Economic Development - Need to be more aggressive and creative at retaining our existing businesses, and attracting new businesses to town.
  • Education - Work in partnership with the Benicia Unified School District to ensure that we continue to offer a top-notch education to our children.



Profession:* Vice Mayor & City Council - 2005-present;
Vice Mayor, Benicia City Council — Appointed position (2014–current)
City Councilman, Benicia City Council — Elected position (2005–current)
Director, Human Resources, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (2011–2013)
Director, Safety, Health & Claims, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (1997–2011)
Commissioner, Benicia Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission — Appointed position (1994–2005)
Various Administrative, Management and Leadership Positions, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (1977–1997)


University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University MBA - Human Resources; B.S. - Business Economics (current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Benicia Teachers' Association
  • Benicia Police Officers' Association
  • Benicia Chamber of Commerce

Organizations (3)

  • Napa-Solano Central Labor Council
  • Benicia Firefighters' Association
  • Solano Association of Realtors

Elected Officials (13)

  • Tom Campbell - Benicia City Council
  • Benicia School Board Trustees - Gary Wing, Diane Ferrucci, Peter Morgan, Stacy Holquin
  • Christina Strawbridge - Benicia City Council
  • Alan Schwartzman - Benicia City Council
  • John Vasquez - Solano County Supervisor
  • Scott Haggerty - Alameda County Supervisor
  • Jim Spering - Solano County Supervisor
  • Ken Paulk - Benicia City Treasurer
  • Erin Hannigan - Solano County Supervisor
  • Jess Malgapo - Vice Mayor, City of Vallejo
  • Harry Price - Mayor, City of Fairfield
  • Marc Tonneson - Solano County Assessor-Recorder
  • Jack Batchelor - Mayor, City of Dixon

Individuals (5)

  • John Silva - Former Solano County Supervisor & Benicia City Councilman
  • Jerry Hayes - Former Mayor of Benicia
  • Steve Messina - Former Mayor of Benicia
  • Bill Whitney - Former Benicia City Councilman
  • Pierre Bidou - Former Benicia City Councilman

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