John Dutra announces his intent to run for Fremont City Council

30 Apr

Following Vinnie Bacon’s lead, John J Dutra announced on facebook his intent to run for Fremont City council in November 6, 2012. Dutra’s statement on his facebook page:

My wife, AnnMarie, and I are proud to call Fremont our home. Fremont is where my parents, John and Bernie Dutra, chose to settle and establish Dutra Realty in 1972 and where our family company, Dutra Enterprises, Inc., continues to thrive. It is where my wife and I have raised our three kids. It’s where I umpire Little League games, help out on weekends with Niles Rotary, and serve on the Economic Development Advisory Commission, helping to guide our city’s business development plan.
Over the years, Mom and Dad have always stressed the importance of “paying it forward” and serving the community that has given our family so much. Now, I would like to share with all of you, that after a great deal of consideration, I have decided to run for Fremont City Council in November.
Before deciding to launch my candidacy, I thought very seriously about this race, the experience I would bring to the table and my ability to help achieve our goals. My career in business and finance taught me the importance of vision, effective leadership and financial responsibility. As an EDAC Commissioner, I understand the importance of stimulating the local economy and a place to create jobs. As a parent, I know that families depend on high performing schools, places to shop, and public safety that is second to none. I believe that my combination of civic involvement, dedication and proven leadership can bring people together to help realize Fremont’s fullest potential in all these areas.
This campaign includes family and friends who share a vision of how politics should be and how government can better serve us. We believe in careful planning for a sound, promising future. Collaboration and input are cornerstones of the decision-making process. Above all, we are guided by our core convictions and the highest standard of integrity at all times.
With the election just months away, there is a great deal of work to be done. Over the next few days, we will be setting up an office, creating a website and planning a comprehensive strategy for reaching neighbors in every corner of the city of Fremont. In the meantime, I would be grateful for your guidance and support. I’d be proud to add your name to our growing list of neighbors who believe in my campaign. If you want to talk, you can reach me at (510) 364-0764 or e-mail me at
Thank you for standing again with me as my campaign for Fremont City Council gets underway. And I am humbled by your commitment to make it a winning one.
John Dutra
Member, Economic Development Advisory Commission
Candidate for Fremont City Council


6 Responses to “John Dutra announces his intent to run for Fremont City Council”

  1. bbox231 April 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Looks like Johnny D’s word is just about useless.

    From The East Bay Express coverage of Dutra’s swearing in back in Jan 2011 –

    “Dominic Dutra became the newest Fremont City Councilman Tuesday night on the promise he would not seek re-election in two years . . . . ”

    Good news all the way around, after all – if this is Dutra’s idea of keeping to “..a promise…” – he will fit right in with the current gaggle.

    More good news in that taxpayers, local political advocacy groups and the media need not waste any time or money asking Mr. Dutra for any position statements or conducting the usual candidate debate forums.

    After all – if you can’t trust what he says, why bother asking?

    • kevdo May 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      I think you’re confusing Dominic Dutra with John J. Dutra.

      Or, maybe, that was sort of your point.

  2. bbox231 May 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    kevdo is right – – – my mistake – – – – scratch all of that.
    Darn it!
    Too many things I get muddled the older I get

    Something about acorn and tree that I should be remembering as well . . . . .

  3. Niles-er May 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Council could become a Dutrafest! I notice that Dominic is not lined up for the Bike to Work Day celebration council ride this Thursday morning, even though Anu, Sue, and the Mayor are.

    Fremont is so flat and has such nice weather, it’s not like it’ll be hard. I wonder either Dutra is supportive of setting policies that help folks be healthy and save money (ie., make bike riding around Fremont more convenient and safe). Anybody know the track record?

  4. Mike May 25, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    bbox is the same person who railed against the A’s stadium and ruined it for the rest od Fremont. Facts wrong then, but no apology.

    • Charlie C May 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

      Yes Mike…B in the Box is a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’.
      and…Vinnie “doofus Bacon is *NOT* the cure.

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