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  • Oct222014

    News Clips: Editorial: Dodd is the best choice for 4th District Assembly

    There’s a clear choice for residents of Davis, Woodland and Winters when it comes to who will represent them in the 4th Assembly District. That choice is Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd.

    Whoever wins will represent the vast majority of Yolo County’s residents. While we accounted for nearly 31 percent of the ballots cast across the district in the June primary, the issues being debated in Sacramento — water availability and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta chief among them — are of critical importance to everyone in the county.

    Dodd brings 14 years of experience as a Napa County supervisor to the table. Many of the issues that are vital to Napa County are also vital to Yolo County: agriculture, water and transportation among them.

    Read the full endorsement article here.

  • Oct222014

    News Clips: Editorial: Jim Wood and Bill Dodd for Assembly

    Among the many local races and ballot measures to be decided on Nov. 4, North Coast voters will be choosing a slew of new state legislators for the region.

    In two of these contests, we recommend Jim Wood in the 2nd Assembly District and Bill Dodd in the 4th Assembly District.

    The 4th District is also diverse, encompassing all of Lake and Napa counties and 75 percent of Yolo County, as well as part of Sonoma County that includes Rohnert Park and unincorporated areas of Sonoma Valley.

    A member of the Napa Board of Supervisors for the past 14 years, Dodd also has shown himself to be someone who can work with diverse interests to produce results, from the restoration of wetlands on the Napa River to widening Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon. He has the right focus, wanting to preserve the state’s two most precious resources: water and education. His work on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Local Agency Formation Commission of Napa County and the Napa County Flood Control district will serve him well in Sacramento.

    Read the full endorsement article here.

  • Oct192014

    News Clips: Dodd best choice for 4th District Assembly

    There’s a clear choice for residents of northern and western Solano County’s primarily rural areas when it comes to who will represent them in the 4th Assembly District. That choice is Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd.

    Whoever wins will represent only a small portion of Solano County’s residents – we accounted for just 5.8 percent of the ballots cast in the June primary – but the issues being debated in Sacramento – water availability and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta chief among them – are of vast importance to everyone in the county.

    Dodd brings 14 years of experience as a Napa County supervisor to the table. Many of the issues that are vital to Napa County are also vital to Solano County: agriculture and water, and transportation among them.

    Read the full endorsement article here.

  • Oct142014

    News Clips: Endorsement: Bill Dodd is the best choice to represent Yolo

    If our assessments are correct, Yolo County will not be represented in the Assembly come January for the first time in 18 years. It will also be the first time in the same time period a member from Davis hasn't been in the chamber.

    While there is a Yolo County resident in the race, we support a candidate from outside the county because he's our best chance to be represented at the Capitol. And that's saying something.

    Napa County Supervisor and Democrat Bill Dodd will better serve Yolo County residents at large in Assembly District 4 than Republican and Esparto resident Charlie Schaupp, a political outsider in many senses of the word.

    Read the full endorsement article here

  • Oct082014

    News Clips: Election Day starts now (includes Dodd endorsement)

    The long, drawn-out Election Day has begun. Ballots should be hitting mailboxes this week. More than 61,000 ballots are in the mail, along with 8,000 voter guides for those who still vote in person on the nominal Election Day, this year on Nov. 4. Mail-in ballots must be returned to the county registrar of voters no later than the end of the day on Election Day.

    Unfortunately, this election lacks the glamour of some years, when a president is on the ballot. It even lacks the normal drama of a gubernatorial year, since it seems a nearly foregone conclusion that Gov. Brown will sail to an easy re-election.

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    In the spring primary race for the open seat for the 4th state Assembly district, we endorsed the candidacy of Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd. Although we found all the candidates, including his now-general election rival Charlie Schaupp, interesting, sincere and thoughtful, we endorsed Dodd for his pragmatic and effective leadership on the Napa Board of Supervisors. We also like the notion of having a representative from Napa in Sacramento for the first time in many years. The editorial board sees no reason to revisit that endorsement and we continue to support Dodd.

    Read the full editorial piece from the Napa Valley Register here.