Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections facility to be dedicated as ‘Stephen L. Weir Building’

Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections facility to be dedicated as 'Stephen L. Weir Building'
Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County.

The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections facility at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez will be dedicated as the “Stephen L. Weir Building” on Monday, Oct. 4, during a ceremony hosted by the Board of Supervisors and County Clerk-Recorder Debi Cooper.

The event will take place at 11 a.m. in front of the building. Weir, the County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters from 1989 to 2013, was described as the “innovator and pacesetter” among County Departments and Clerk-Recorders across the State. 

“He was first to implement e-commerce, offer credit card payments, use digital imaging for public records, and was primarily responsible for the current modernized building, commissioned under his leadership and opened to the public in 2007,” according to County officials.

In addition to his 24 years as County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters, Weir served as Concord City Councilman and mayor, and also as a member of the Contra Costa Water District, a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and staff member to the late Assemblyman and Sen. Dan Boatwright. 

“There is not a more fitting legacy than to name the Clerk-Recorder facility after a public servant like Steve Weir,” Board of Supervisors Chair Diane Burgis said. “His career was distinguished by a reputation for integrity, dedication, diligence, sincerity, and professionalism.  Essential to his mandate, Steve brought credibility to the office of the Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters for Contra Costa County.”

Cooper worked directly with Weir for over 25 years, including 23 years while he was the County Clerk-Recorder. 

“He served the public with unfettered integrity, dedication, and a natural genuineness,” Cooper said. “The Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department continues the customer and voter-centric focus Steve instilled during his tenure. He is a mentor and a friend and I cannot imagine a more fitting tribute to his legacy than dedicating the Clerk-Recorder-Elections facility in his name.”

The Oct. 4 ceremony can be viewed live via Contra Costa Television. Watch it online at or on CCTV channels Comcast Cable 27, ATT/U-Verse 99, and WAVE 32.