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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit DistrictCandidate for Director, At-Large

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Joel B. Young

AC Transit District, At-Large Board Member
197,362 votes (51.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Clean Transportation
  • Adapting to Technological Change
  • Affordable and Reliable Transportation



Profession:Attorney - AC Transit Board Member (At-Large)
Attoney, The Tidrick Law Firm (2011–current)
AC Transit Board Member, AC Transit Board — Elected position (2010–current)


Joel Young is the AC Transit Director-At-Large, representing 13 cities and various unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa County. 


After graduating with a law degree UC Berkeley School of Law, Joel worked for four years at prestigious law firms helping launch start-up  companies. In 2009, Joel was appointed to the AC Transit Board and was the youngest African-American to ever serve on the Board at that time. 


At AC Transit, Joel has: (1) advocated for polices that would steer hundreds of millions of dollars to local business over the next decade; (2) facilitated workshops explaining to small business owners how to contract with the agency; (3) supported a Climate Action plan for the agency; (4) spearheaded the Freedom Bus Project, which aimed to provide public  transit, arts education, and the history of the civil rights movement; and (5) pushed the agency to begin the development of a path to have a  100% clean bus fleet.


In addition to serving on the AC Transit Board, Joel is a Partner with The Tidrick Law Firm. He focuses his practice on employment law and  complex class and collective actions that advance the public interest. Joel has represented employees in a broad range of claims,  including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual  harassment, and racial harassment cases.   

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