Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski is the newly elected representative to California’s 25th State Assembly District, in which includes the cities of Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Clara, and North San Jose. He also in an alumni of the Santa Clara School of Law. The Assemblymember is excited to inform you that he is sponsoring his 2nd annual "There Ought to be a Law" contest for residents of his district. The contest invites community members to submit ideas and proposals for a new state law!



As the Dean at Santa Clara University Law School, we would like to ask your assistance in promoting this contest and encourage students and faculty to submit their ideas. This is a great opportunity to learn about how a law is made and to participate in political and democratic processes!



Entries can touch on a wide range of issues that can be addressed by legislation and will improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the state of California. Applications can be submitted online at and are now due by Friday, February 15, 2013.


Requirements to Participate:


The contest is open to residents of the 25th Assembly District and people of all ages are encouraged to enter. We highly encourage high school and college students in the 25th Assembly District to participate.


What happens if your idea is chosen?


Assemblymember Wieckowski will choose one winner from each contest. The winner of each contest will have the opportunity to travel to Sacramento, testify before an Assembly Committee on the merits of the bill, receive a commendation, and have lunch with Assemblymember Wieckowski. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail, mail, or fax. Remember, the deadline for entries is Friday, February 15, 2013.


2012 Contest-Assembly Bill 1581


Our winning 2012 contest idea was brought to us by Dirk Lorenz, owner of Fremont Flowers. Assembly Bill 1581 was a bill to crack down on misleading advertising by large floral companies, and was widely supported by small floral companies throughout California. It required floral retailers who use local phone numbers or a local name to include their address and notice of their place of business in their advertisements. The bill passed the legislature and was signed by Governor Brown.


Submit your ideas today!

Questions can be addressed to or by calling 510-440-9030.


Colleen Haley

Senior Field Representative

Office of Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Twenty-Fifth Assembly District

(510) 440-9030 office

(510) 440-9035 fax