Hucker Elected President of County Council

Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5) was unanimously elected to a one-year term as council president yesterday.

Hucker had served a term as vice president. Traditionally, the vice president is elected to the presidency following his or her term.

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz (D-At Large), elected in 2018 and chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, was elected vice president.

Hucker was first elected to council in 2014 and most recently chaired the Transportation and Environment Committee.

As council president, he will “prioritize containment of the COVID-19 health crisis, the recovery of our local economy, and protecting our most vulnerable residents. He also plans to keep the pressure on the state to complete the Purple Line and fulfill the county’s legislative priorities,” according to a press release.

“We will take the lessons we learned this year to guide us as we climb out of this unexpected disaster and come back stronger and better prepared for the future,” Hucker said. “By this time next year, our county will be stronger, healthier, more prosperous and more equitable.”

Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz (left) and President Tom Hucker (right). County Council photo.

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