Contra Costa County’s Clerk-Recorder Elections Department building has been renamed in honor of Stephen Weir, a retired longtime county clerk-recorder and registrar of voters.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to rename the facility at Escobar Street and Alhambra Avenue “The Stephen L. Weir Clerk-Recorder Building.” Weir served as the county’s clerk-recorder from 1989 until his retirement in 2013.
“He did it all with a sense of humor, and with great integrity,” said Supervisor John Gioia, who noted Weir opened up the office to same-sex marriages, and helped make that process more welcoming. “You helped bring that office into the 21st century.”
Added Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, “I can’t think of any better way to honor your work and your legacy.”
Weir served on the Concord City Council from 1980 until 1989, had served as a board member with the Contra Costa Water District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and as a field office staff member with former Assemblyman and state Sen. Daniel Boatwright.
Weir spoke briefly too on Tuesday, urging election officials and U.S. Postal Service workers in California and beyond to do their jobs to make sure the November general election goes off as smoothly, and as inclusively, as possible.