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County: Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla abruptly retires

Board of Supervisors to discuss how to fill elected position midterm

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The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors on Tuesday could decide how to replace its newly retired county clerk-recorder.

Joe Canciamilla, a former State Assembly member, Contra Costa County supervisor and Pittsburg City Council member, announced abruptly last week that Oct. 31 would be his last day on the job. He had been appointed to succeed the retiring Steve Weir in 2013, and was elected to the job in 2014 and 2018. His current term expires in 2022.

Canciamilla's retirement would mean an end to a political/public service career that began in 1973, when he was elected to the Pittsburg Unified School District board at age 17 (he was sworn in at 18). He remains the state's youngest elected school trustee ever.

County Administrator David Twa recommends the supervisors seek applications for prospective clerk-recorder candidates and appoint their preferred applicant -- the same process by which Canciamilla was appointed.

Tuesday's meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the supervisors chambers on the first floor of the county administration building, 651 Pine St. in downtown Martinez

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Alamo Ron
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on Nov 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

So what office is he going to run for?

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