Councilmember District 1

Councilmember District 1

Deborah Cox

835 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Phone: 510.577.3357
Voicemail: 510.577.0601



Deborah moved to San Leandro in 1997 with her husband and then 18-month old son, who is now a proud graduate of the San Leandro Public Schools. They reside in District 1's Estudillo Estates neighborhood.

Deborah is honored to have served as Vice Mayor in 2018 and to have received the following Awards/Recognitions:

  • Assembly member Rob Bonta's Woman of the Year (2013)
  • San Leandro Chamber of Commerce Education Business of the Year (2013)
  • City of San Leandro, District 1 Citizen of the Year (2012)
  • San Leandro Unified School District Volunteer of the Year (2007)
  • PTA Distinguished Service Award (2004-2005)


Deborah is a Senior Field Representative for State Assembly Member Bill Quirk (District 20). Some of the issue areas she is responsible for are the issues of the climate crisis, agriculture, telecom, transportation, education, and public safety.

Community Involvement

Co-Founder and Past President of San Leandro Education Foundation
Past Chair, San Leandro Human Services Commission
Past Chair, San Leandro Unified School District Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
Past President Political Action Committee for Excellence (PACE)
Member, Assembly member Rob Bonta's Education Advisory Committee
Past President of the Estudillo Homeowners Association
Co-chair, Yes on Measure A Parcel Tax Campaign (2006)
Co-chair, Yes on Measure B School Bond Campaign (2006)
Co-chair, Yes on Measure L Parcel Tax Campaign (2012)
Board of Directors, San Leandro Swim Team
Board of Directors, California Conservatory Theater
Steering Committee, Leading San Leandro
Volunteer, Building Futures with Women and Children
PTA, President, Roosevelt Elementary School
PTA President, Bancroft Middle School
San Leandro High United Parents

Intergovernmental Agencies

Alameda County Transportation Commission - Alternate for Wilma Chan

Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste) - Chair

StopWaste Recycling Committee - Chair