|Dodd says RP council backs him for Assembly
Napa County supervisor in race with four other Demos
The entire Rohnert Park city council is throwing its weight behind Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd’s pursuit of a State Assembly seat.
All five council members, according to a press release issued by the Dodd campaign, have endorsed his candidacy.
“The people of Rohnert Park want a stronger economy, better roads, and a top-notch education for their kids,” said Dodd. “I’ve worked with several Rohnert Park leaders on big issues like these, and together we’ll get to work for Rohnert Park on Day 1.”
The five city council endorsements are from Mayor Joe Callinan, Vice Mayor Amy Ahanotu, Councilmembers Pam Stafford, Jake Mackenzie and Gina Belforte.
“In the five years I’ve served with Bill on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, I’ve seen his leadership style up close – he’s about progress, not politics,” Mackenzie said. “He’s an adult with life experience who will be a breath of fresh air as our Assembly member.”
Sonoma County Supervisors Shirley Zane and David Rabbit, as well as retired Supervisors Tim Smith and Mike Kerns also support Dodd.
“Bill Dodd has been a leader in delivering critical Highway 101 improvements and SMART rail construction projects,” said former Supervisor Tim Smith. “We need more of his can-do, results-oriented approach at the State Capitol, and I'm proud to endorse him for State Assembly.”
Together Rohnert Park and unincorporated Sonoma County voters, mostly in the Sonoma Valley, account for 16 percent of Assembly District 4.
No other 4th AD candidate has even a single endorsement from a local Sonoma County elected official.
Dodd is vying for the seat against fellow Democrats Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk and Napa County Planning Commissioner Matt Pope.