Council Member Bob Elliott
Bob Elliott was elected to the Tracy City Council in November 2010. Bob’s vision for Tracy includes a community of safe streets for all, a vibrant local economy that provides quality jobs, and higher education opportunities. Protecting residents is his top priority, which he believes can be achieved by strengthening anti-gang programs, expanding neighborhood watch programs, and creating a strong partnership between citizens and police officers to help reduce crime.
Bob grew up on a farm near the city of Osborne in north-central Kansas. He was class valedictorian and Student Council President of his high school. He went on to graduate in the top 5% of his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
Bob served his country for 30 years, and retired as a Colonel of the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets). While in the Army he served as Deputy Commander of the 1st Special Warfare Training Group, Commander of the 4th Special Operations Support Command (Theater Army) (Airborne), and on diplomatic assignments at the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, Korea.
Throughout his career in the Army, Bob received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding achievements, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, NATO Medal, Korean Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal, and various other awards and decorations.
After retiring from the Army, Bob joined General Electric Company and served in a variety of positions with various GE affiliates. Currently, he is employed by Westinghouse Electric Company as a program manager in the company’s nuclear energy business.
Bob is active in the community, currently serving as a Board Member of the Tracy Hospital Foundation. He is a past president of the Tracy Sister City Association, and is a member of American Legion Post 172, the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club, the West Side Pioneer Association, and the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.
Bob and his wife Debbie have three daughters: Judy, Kathie and Erika; two sons-in-law, Glyn and Scott; and seven grandchildren.