Election Digest: Local Candidates Announce Endorsements; Campaign Events


Dodd-BillDodd Hosted In Dixon for Local Meeting; Announces Endorsements From Dixon Leaders

Local leaders hosted a get-to-know-you event for Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd.  At the event Dodd announced he had secured several endorsements from Solano County and Dixon elected leaders, both past and present.

Solano County Supervisors Jim Spering, John Vasquez and Mike Reagan (ret.), District Attorney Don DuBain, Dixon City Councilman Steve Bird, and former Dixon mayors Mary Ann Courville, Joe Anderson, and Don Erickson all endorsed Dodd’s candidacy.

“Being from an agricultural county, I really identify with this community, its heritage, and its challenges,” said Dodd. “I’ve had the privilege to work with several Solano County leaders and am honored to have them become part of this campaign.

“Together, we’ll do a lot of good for the people of Solano County.”

“Bill and I serve together on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission,” said Supervisor Jim Spering. “He’s a guy who makes things happen, and that includes helping to secure major funding for Solano County road and highway projects.”

Retired Mayor Mary Ann Courville and her husband, Ken, hosted the event at their home, which was open to the public and well-attended.

Dodd is a Democrat from Napa County. After a successful 25-year business career, he has served four terms on the Napa County Board of Supervisors.

The 4th Assembly District includes all of Napa and Lake Counties, and portions of Colusa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.


Local Leaders Support Jesse Ortiz

Local leaders continue to support Jesse Ortiz toward his candidacy for Yolo County Superintendent of Schools. Recent endorsements for Ortiz include; Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and recently appointed Supervisor Oscar Villegas, Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs, West Sacramento City Councilman Chris Ledesma, Davis Bridge Educational Foundation Founder Janet Boulware, and current Solano Community College Trustee and former Winters Mayor Mike Martin. Below is a photo of some of the 17 elected and former elected officials who attended his February 3 kickoff. Approximately 150 people attended the event.

A list of more endorsements can be found on Ortiz website:  www.jesseortiz.org



Bill Owens, Yolo County Board of Education Trustee; Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor; Art Pimentel, former Woodland Mayor; Cirenio Rodriguez, Woodland School Board; Jerry Castanon, Dixon City Council; Angel Barajas, Woodland School Board; Jesse Ortiz; Dan Wolk, Davis City Council; Cass Sylvia, Yolo County Public Guardian; Evelia Genera, former Woodland School Board; Carol Souza-Cole, former Woodland School Board; Jorge Ayala, Yolo County Superintendent of Schools; Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney; Skip Davies, Mayor of Woodland; Gary Sandy, Yuba Community College Trustee

Missing from Picture but in attendance

Sam Blanco, President, Woodland School Board; Dan Parrish, former Mayor of Woodland; Rogelio Villagrana, former Woodland School Board


Dodd-BillDodd Honored For Helping Youth, Healthcare Programs

The Napa Chamber of Commerce honored Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd as its Citizen of the Year for his work raising over $3 million for local non-profits over the course of his career.

According to the Napa Chamber, Dodd “has led many successful ventures for organizations including the Wolfe Center, a youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and the Napa County Children’s Health Initiative, among many others.

“He has offered his time and expertise as a member of the Justin-Siena High School Board of Trustees, Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, the Napa Rotary Club, and the Queen of the Valley Health Care for the Poor Committee.”

“Bill Dodd cares so deeply about this community and it shows in everything he does,” said Mark Diel, Executive Director of the Children’s Health Initiative.

The Chamber’s tribute video can be found at:

Dodd is a Democrat from Napa County. After a successful 25-year business career, he has served four terms on the Napa County Board of Supervisors. The 4th Assembly District includes all of Napa and Lake Counties, and portions of Colusa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.


Delaini.PhotoDelaini For Judge Website Up and Running

Thank you for your sincere enthusiasm in the ten days since I announced my candidacy for Yolo County Superior Court Judge–your support is truly overwhelming.  I am excited to report that our website is up and running!

If you would like to learn more information, volunteer to help with the campaign, or make a contribution, please visit:


We hope to have a Facebook page set up in the next couple of days, so be on the lookout!

Thank you again, and I am looking forward to your continued support.


Swanson-eventRochelle Swanson Re-Election for Davis City Council

“Let’s Show Rochelle Some Re-Election Love”

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Our House Restaurant

808 Second Street, Downtown Davis

Join us for a Valentine-themed fundraiser to help support Rochelle Swanson in her run for re-election for the Davis City Council!

Food, drinks, friends and a Valentine card craft station. Hope to see you there!

 —Compiled by Lily Shen

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About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Davis Progressive

    if i knew nothing about jessie ortiz, and saw saylor and wolk and reisig supporting him, i would be going for the other guy. fortunately i know jessie ortiz and will support him. but he does himself no favors straddling the fense.

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