Before his career in public service, as a small business owner and bankruptcy attorney, Senator Wieckowski helped hundreds of families and seniors persevere through economic hardship, keep their homes, and live with dignity. He began his career in public service working as a policy aide to Congressman Don Edward, where he worked on the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, which created new reorganizing tools for business and individuals. Before being elected to the Legislature, he served on numerous boards and commissions, was elected in 2004 as City Councilman and eventually served as Vice-Mayor in the City of Fremont.
In 2010, Robert Wieckowksi was elected to the California State Assembly to represent the 20th Assembly District, where he served as Chair of the Committee on Environment Safety and Toxic Materials. In 2012, he was elected to represent the 25th Assembly District.
Robert Wieckowski earned his B.A. in political science from University of California Berkeley and earned his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.