Lynette Sweet

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Lynette Sweet
Bay Area Rapid Transit District Board Director, District 7
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 3, 2010
Personal details
Residence Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Lynette Sweet is an elected member of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, a special purpose district in the San Francisco Bay Area that operates the Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system.[1] In 2010, Sweet was defeated in her bid to replace Sophie Maxwell on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Career[edit]

Although she is generally wary of tasers due to planned training she supports the 2011 decision to give all BART police officers tasers.[2] She is also a supporter of the MacArthur Transit Village at the station of the same name.[3] In 2005 she became vice president of BART; serving with president Carole Ward Allen BART became the first American first transit agency to be run by two black women.[4] Lietenant Governor Gavin Newsom endorsed her candidacy in 2010 for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friends of El Cerrito del Norte. Home. 08-06-2011.
  2. ^ BART may equip every officer with a Taser. Will Reisman. San Francisco Examiner. 24-05-2011.
  3. ^ MacArthur Transit Village project breaks ground after 17 years. Sean Maher. Oakland Tribune. 23-05-2011.
  4. ^ Lynette Sweet BART director. BART.gov. 2011. 08-06-2011.
  5. ^ Mayor Newsom Endorses BART Director Lynette Sweet for D10 Supervisor. SweetForSupervisor.com. 21-04-2010.

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