FAIRFIELD — Supervisor Jim Spering announced on Wednesday that he will seek a third term as Solano County supervisor.
Spering represents the 3rd District that includes most of Fairfield and Suisun City. In December 2013, he said he was still deciding whether he would run for re-election in the June 3 primary.
“I’ve given this a lot of thought,” Spering said Wednesday.
He quickly rattled off a list of projects he’s involved with: Promoting agritourism in Suisun Valley, renovating the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange, having the counties and cities work together to improve the economy, redeveloping the fairgrounds, improving paratransit service for seniors and people with disabilities and more.
“They are things that are all projects in progress that we’re trying to wrap up,” Spering said.
He wants to help see these undertakings through to fruition, he said.
Spering served as mayor of Suisun City from 1986 to 2006. During his tenure, the city put its boundaries within a redevelopment district and issued bonds to redevelop the waterfront and Crescent neighborhood areas.
He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in June 2006 and ran with no opposition in 2010. He is the county’s representative on the Solano Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors.
It is unclear who Spering’s opponents will be. Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez in November 2013 said he was interested in running for the seat, but only if Spering didn’t.
“I will be supporting Jim,” Sanchez said on Wednesday after learning Spering will seek re-election.
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