William Muetzenberg

Tracy City Council

William will be the first out LGBTQ AAPI member of the Tracy City Council!

Biography

For the last two decades, I am proud to call Tracy my home and I knew I always wanted to give back to this community. From Kimball High to UCLA, from Equality California (EQCA) to Public Health Advocates, I have been growing, learning, and advocating with the goal of giving back to the community that made me who I am today. My career in politics began in 2016 with an internship at EQCA, supporting pro-LGBTQ candidates and advancing public health campaigns to reduce HIV exposure. I was accepted in 2017 as an EQCA Institute-Comcast Fellow and placed in then-Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, working to get ValleyLink off the ground. Inspired by ValleyLink’s success, I spent another year staffing nonprofits in Washington D.C., where I learned the ins and outs of lawmaking, public service, and economicdevelopment. After graduating from UCLA, I was hired as the Legislative Assistant at EQCA, negotiating with high-ranking state legislators, grassroots activists, and everyday citizens to pass two important bills: SB 918, which helps homeless youths move off the streets and into shelters; and AB 2504, which vastly improved training for peace officers.At Lighthouse Public Affairs, I advanced reproductive health for women across California, especially women living in rural and racially diverse communities. My proudest achievement has been partnering with lawmakers and activists to pass over a dozen key housing bills, which have boosted tenant protections, increased California’s affordable housing stock, and cut red tape for better property development. Now, at Public Health Advocates, I am working across diverse communities in South Stockton to improve public health outcomes through climate resiliency projects. I work directly with residents to empower and instill skills needed to become advocates for their communities and direct critical investment to reduce energy use, improve air quality, and save residents more money. I have worked as hard as I can and learned as much as I can — all with the dream of giving back to Tracy. Please visit votewill.org to learn more about our campaign to bring Tracy together. To get in contact with me, dial (209) 640-4880 or email william@votewill.org.

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