FAIRFIELD — Chuck Timm, a former vice mayor of Fairfield and retired police sergeant and detective, seeks to return to the City Council and says he’ll run a campaign focusing on gangs, crime and jobs.
Timm said in a release announcing his candidacy Tuesday that the city faces some of the biggest challenges in its history.
“We are at a crossroad – will we let gangs control our streets, or will we take them back for ourselves and our young people?” he asked. “Will we sit back and wait to be rescued from a miserable economy, or will we rescue ourselves by making new opportunities for employers and employees alike? I say the answer is clear, and I’m prepared to lead the charge.”
Timm said he is uniquely positioned to lead Fairfield to permanent solutions – not band aids – to the plague of gang-infestation and crime, creating a stable economy that will generate jobs. and making Fairfield a place of opportunity for everyone.
He served as an adviser to The Leaven since 2007 and on the board of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce until this year and is continuing to serve as vice chairman of its Business Issues Committee. Timm also serves as president of the Family Justice Center to ensure a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.
Timm is the son of a retired Air Force colonel and has lived in Fairfield since his senior year of high school, when his father was stationed at Travis Air Force Base. He joined the Civil Air Patrol at Travis after graduation and earned degrees in criminal justice and management.
Timm, a 31-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department, retired in 2004. He served as a councilman and vice mayor from 2007 to 2011.
Two seats on the council are up for grabs in November, those of Councilwoman Catherine Moy and Councilman John Mraz. The position of mayor is also up for election this year.
Visit Timm’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chuck.timm or call him at 249-1042 for more information.
Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.