By Kathy Chouteau
Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover will not seek reelection in 2024 after six consecutive terms as the District 5 supervisor, according to a County announcement.
In 2000, Sup. Glover became the sole African American and person of color to be elected to the Board of Supervisors since the County’s incorporation in 1850, and he remains so today.
The supervisor was elected chairman of the board by his peers in 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2017 and he served on numerous committees. He’s credited with steadfast support of the urban limit line, reigning in suburban sprawl to preserve open space; transportation initiatives for which he secured more than $1 billion; and youth-related services, for which he convened County youth conferences, and the first Youth Summit and Gang Task Force.
Prior to becoming County supervisor, Sup. Glover was a council member for the City of Pittsburg. While serving as mayor of the city during his council tenure, he was responsible for opening the city’s current municipal building for public service.
“Supervisor Glover’s leadership will be missed, but his legacy will live on in the many lives he touched during his time in office,” the County said in a statement.
Sup. Glover’s retirement from the Board of Supervisors will occur in December 2024 and he will serve as chair of the board again during his term’s last year.