Election Update: Formal Announcement from Gary Sandy

Former Woodland Mayor Files for Third District Seat

(From Press Release) – Former Woodland Mayor Gary Sandy today filed to run for the open seat in Yolo County’s Third Supervisorial District.

“I want to bring new, independent leadership to the Board,” Sandy said.  “There are a number of challenges facing the county, including the need to effectively engage on the homeless issue, to bolster our mental health and healthcare programs and to improve public safety.”

“It is equally imperative that the next supervisor have a track record of placing constituent services first, providing outreach to individual neighborhoods, and being able to pull the community together for a shared vision.”

Sandy has also served as president of the Yuba Community College Board, which includes Woodland Community College and has served as a member of the Yolo County Fair Board.

He possesses an extensive record of involvement in the local school district as well, having served as chairman of the Woodland school district’s budget advisory committee, co-chair of the Pioneer
High School site council, a member of the Douglas school site council and as chair of the Dingle school site council.

Sandy was first elected to the Woodland City Council during a special election in 1989.  He served on the city council through 1996 when he retired as mayor.  His accomplishments included passage of the city’s General Plan in 1996, the creation of a partnership to rehabilitate the Hotel Woodland, the creation of the Leisureville co-op which established permanent affordable housing for its residents and the creation of the city’s first curbside recycling program.

He also initiated and organized the City’s return to a traditional Fourth of July celebration which continues to this day and has been instrumental in the community’s return to annual Martin Luther King Day celebrations.

Prior to his stint on the city council, Sandy was a member of Woodland’s Park & Recreation Commission.

“We are a community that can pull together and get things done”, Sandy said.  “The Third District serves Yolo County residents from Wild Wings in the west to Broderick/Bryte in the east and Woodland in between. We have our challenges but I believe that by listening and including all voices in our deliberations we can chart a course toward a promising future.”

Sandy works for UC Davis as a project manager.

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