At a time when our national government is in chaos, and our faith in our country’s highest institutions is challenged, we need to preserve the quality of our local government and its power to do good.
Public service isn’t about personal power. It’s about collective effort to achieve community benefit. I believe local government still offers the best platform for delivering a better future for Sonoma County. That's why I'm running for the Board of Supervisors in District 3.
I offer our district a different style of leadership, one that is rooted in the community. My success on the Santa Rosa City Council relied upon constant collaboration and consultation with many diverse residents, businesses, organizations, my fellow city council members and all levels of government.
In my time on the City Council, Santa Rosa transitioned from a struggling organization with divided, dysfunctional leadership into a model local government. Our city was highlighted by Governor Gavin Newsom in his inaugural speech as one of two “local governments that do what’s right.”
Now, I want to bring this collaborative leadership style to our county government. Let’s take action as one community to make the changes we need and meet these challenges:
- Improve fire preparedness and emergency alert systems
- Expand health care access and quality
- Create affordable housing under local control
- Confront the numerous causes of homelessness
- Continue our work to be a national leader on climate change
- Repair our broken mental health system of care
- Maintain our extensive road network
- Protect open spaces and urban growth boundaries
- Wisely steward new park funding entrusted by the voters
- Expand bicycle and pedestrian routes throughout the county
- Increase transit opportunities in both rural and urban areas
- Work with our school districts to support students and grow our local workforce
- Grow business and employment opportunities with focused economic development initiatives
- Improve community engagement on land-use and other issues
- Establish sensible, comprehensive cannabis policy
- Strengthen cooperation with cities and our regional, state and federal partners
- Extend government transparency through all county departments
- Fix the county’s long-term structural budget deficits, particularly in the area of mental health services
If there's any particular issue close to your heart, feel free to email me about it. We’ll also be adding more information to this website as the campaign unfolds, so please check back soon.
Every journey takes time, and we’re just at the beginning of this one. Join us!