In 2014, when Dan Wolk faced, among others, his colleague on the Davis City Council, then-Mayor Joe Krovoza, Mr. Wolk received endorsements from all three of their colleagues. This time, Mayor Dan Wolk faces Supervisor Don Saylor for the same Assmebly seat, and, while it is too early to know whether they will have other competition, Mr. Wolk again scored a major coup.
Yolo County Supervisors Jim Provenza and Oscar Villegas, who are colleagues of Don Saylor, announced on Monday that they are endorsing Davis Mayor Dan Wolk for State Assembly.
“I have worked closely with Dan Wolk, and I know he has the experience and the skills to bring people together to represent us effectively in the State Assembly,” said Supervisor Jim Provenza who, along with Don Saylor, are the two supervisors who represent Davis. “Dan is dedicated to giving everyone the opportunity to succeed and will reinvest in our public schools, ensuring all California students have access to a quality education.”
Supervisor Provenza was first elected to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in 2008; he previously served as President of the Davis Joint Unified Board of Education.
Supervisor Oscar Villegas was first appointed to the Board of Supervisors in February 2014, but won the seat outright in an election in June. Prior to that, he was a member of the West Sacramento City Council for 14 years.
Since announcing his candidacy less than two weeks ago, Wolk has announced endorsements from more than two dozen local elected officials in the district. They include former Assemblymember Helen Thomson, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto, Yolo County Public Guardian Cass Sylvia, Napa County Supervisors Diane Dillon and Mark Luce and Solano County Supervisors Jim Spering and John Vasquez. A current list of endorsements can be found at DanWolk.org
Currently serving as mayor, Mr. Wolk has been on the Davis City Council since 2011. In that time, he has led efforts to construct a regional surface water project, pushed for greater investment in streets, parks and other vital infrastructure, promoted renewable energy initiatives and has passed fiscally responsible city budgets, while restoring the city’s rainy day reserves.
Dan Wolk works as a Deputy County Counsel for Solano County, handling public finance, public contracting and water issues. He is also the founder of the Legal Clinic of Yolo County, a legal services provider for low-income families.
Mr. Wolk grew up in Davis and attended local public schools, before attending Stanford University and receiving his law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. He lives in Davis with his wife, Jamima, a former professional triathlete and small business owner, and their two daughters, Avery and Layla.
Assembly District 4 consists of Napa and Lake Counties, most of Yolo County, as well as portions of Sonoma, Solano and Colusa Counties.
Dan Wolk on Monday addressed questions about his assembly candidacy for the Vanguard.