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  • Feb022016

    DODD TOP VOTE GETTER FOR DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENT

    Assemblyman Bill Dodd reports finishing first among candidates for the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party in California State Senate District 3. The vote took place Saturday afternoon in Cordelia, with results reported and confirmed yesterday.

    “I’m grateful that so many of our local Democratic grassroots activists placed their confidence in our campaign,” said Assemblyman Dodd. “These folks give passionate voice and leadership to the fundamental commitment Democrats have to equality for all, pursuit of the American Dream, access to high-quality public schools, securing a healthy environment, and delivering clean, reliable water systems, among others.”

    Dodd received 55% of the vote, surpassing the 50% threshold needed for an endorsement vote at the party’s convention being held in San Jose from February 26th-28th. Any candidate receiving 60% of that vote will earn the party’s endorsement.

    The 3rd Senate District includes all of Napa and Solano Counties, as well as portions of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. It includes the cities of Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sonoma, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Yountville, Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Davis, Winters, Woodland and Isleton.

    Dodd is a Democrat from Napa County. After a successful 25-year business career, Dodd served four terms on the Napa County Board of Supervisors, and currently represents the 4th Assembly District.

  • Feb012016

    Asm. Dodd Protects Consumers with Identity Theft Resolution Bill

    SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced new legislation to speed the resolution process for victims of identity theft who find themselves in debt collection. Current law does not require timeframes for debt collectors to investigate claims of identity theft or notify a consumer of the results of that investigation.

    “Victims of identity theft deserve a resolution process that is transparent and performed as expeditiously as possible,” said Assemblymember Dodd. “Having experienced identity theft myself, I know firsthand the challenges and distress that comes as a result.”

    According to the California Attorney General, identity theft occurs every 2.5 seconds, impacting over 12 million Americans and 1.5 million Californians every year. Identity theft occurs when perpetrators illegally use a person’s confidential information to make fraudulent purchases or apply for consumer loans in the victim’s name. As a result, innocent consumers often find themselves in debt collection or facing negative credit reports for failure to pay the charges or accounts unknowingly opened in their name.

    “Identity theft can have damaging effects long after the crime has taken place. Many people only find out the crime has occurred once it appears on their credit report,” said Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch. “Consumers can spend months trying to navigate through a confusing and overwhelming system to remove the negative reporting. Any legislation that provides a more expedient resolution for cases of identity theft is a positive step for consumer protection.”

    Consumers who dispute fraudulent accounts are too often forced through an unclear process that can take months to stop collections efforts and even more time to be rectified on the victim’s credit report. This lengthy resolution process can be particularly damaging for people attempting to secure a loan for a home or automobile.

    “Identity theft is a very serious problem that affects millions of Californian’s each year. In Contra Costa County, our Consumer Protection Unit receives over five hundred complaints a year from residents who have become victims of consumer fraud and hundreds more from victims of identity theft,” said Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson. “These victims deserve a faster resolution process. The introduction of this legislation is a step towards helping ordinary citizens deal with the nightmare that results from being the victim of the crime of identity theft.”

    Dodd’s bill would dramatically reduce the time frame for debt collection companies to review the consumer’s identity theft dispute and also ensures that consumers be notified of how their dispute was resolved, regardless of the outcome. The bill would also require debt collection companies to provide updates to the credit bureaus on the status of the fraudulent accounts in a more timely manner, which can help victims who are paying higher interest or denied credit due to fraudulent charges.

    Assemblymember Bill Dodd represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Yolo, Sonoma, Lake, Solano, and Colusa Counties. You can learn more about Assemblymember Dodd and the district at www.asm.ca.gov/dodd.

  • Feb012016

    McGuire endorses Dodd’s Senate bid

    NAPA >> State Assemblyman Bill Dodd reported today receiving the endorsement of State Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) in the race for State Senate District 3.

    “Bill Dodd is all about working together and solving problems,” said McGuire.

    “Together we’ve worked to protect our coast, we’re standing strong for Lake County and making sure they have the resources to recover and rebuild from the devastating wildfires, and we’re fighting for strong public schools and good jobs,” said McGuire.

    “Bill is one of the hardest working people I know and he has a proven track record of taking on big issues that make our communities strong,” McGuire continued.

    McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century. His district encompasses forty percent of the California coastline, running from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.

    Dodd is running for the 3rd Senate District, which includes all of Napa and Solano Counties, as well as portions of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. It includes the cities of Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sonoma, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Yountville, Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Davis, Winters, Woodland and Isleton.

    Dodd is a Democrat from Napa County. After a successful 25-year business career, Dodd served four terms on the Napa County Board of Supervisors, and currently represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes Lake County.

  • Feb012016

    AG Secretary Rominger (Ret.) Endorses Dodd For Senate Posted

    Assemblyman Bill Dodd today announced that esteemed former California Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary, and Yolo County farmer Richard Rominger has endorsed his candidacy for the California State Senate in District 3. Also joining Secretary Rominger in supporting Dodd are his wife, Evelyne, sons, Bruce and Rick and their wives Robyn and Patty.

    “Bill Dodd’s thoughtful approach to sustaining California’s agricultural economy now and into the future has convinced me he is the right choice to be our state senator,” said Secretary Rominger. “Bill’s ability to work with people from different viewpoints to find solutions is refreshing and something we need more of in Sacramento.”

    Richard E. Rominger is a fourth generation Yolo County California farmer. Secretary Rominger, served six years as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1977 through 1982. He was the Deputy Secretary at the U. S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC from 1993 to 2001. He continues to serve as a Special Advisor to the University of California, Davis Chancellor, on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, and on the Advisory Council of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute.

    Rominger Brothers Farms, run by Rick and Bruce Rominger, is a progressive, diversified family farm and ranch located north of Winters, California. They produce many different crops using organic and conventional techniques, including winegrapes, processing tomatoes, rice, wheat, corn, safflower, sunflower, onions, alfalfa and oat hay. As stewards of the land, Bruce and Rick are committed to growing crops in ways that protect the environment, such as minimizing the use of crop protection materials, using drip irrigation to conserve water and using sheep to graze crop residue.

    Dodd is running in the 3rd Senate District, which includes all of Napa and Solano Counties, as well as portions of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. It includes the cities of Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sonoma, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Yountville, Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Davis, Winters, Woodland and Isleton.

    Dodd is a Democrat from Napa County. After a successful 25-year business career, Dodd served four terms on the Napa County Board of Supervisors, and currently represents the 4th Assembly District.

  • Feb012016

    DODD TOP VOTE GETTER FOR DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENT

                                

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                            CONTACT: Matt Reilly

    February 1, 2016                                                              (916) 201-9636

     

     

     DODD TOP VOTE GETTER FOR DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENT;

    FINAL VOTE AT DEM CONVENTION FEB 28th

     

     

    NAPA, CA—Assemblyman Bill Dodd reports finishing first among candidates for the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party in California State Senate District 3. The vote took place Saturday afternoon in Cordelia, with results reported and confirmed yesterday.

     

    “I’m grateful that so many of our local Democratic grassroots activists placed their confidence in our campaign,” said Assemblyman Dodd. “These folks give passionate voice and leadership to the fundamental commitment Democrats have to equality for all, pursuit of the American Dream, access to high-quality public schools, securing a healthy environment, and delivering clean, reliable water systems, among others.”

     

    Dodd received 55% of the vote, surpassing the 50% threshold needed for an endorsement vote at the party’s convention being held in San Jose from February 26th-28th. Any candidate receiving 60% of that vote will earn the party’s endorsement.

     

    The 3rd Senate District includes all of Napa and Solano Counties, as well as portions of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. It includes the cities of Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sonoma, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Yountville, Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Davis, Winters, Woodland and Isleton.

    Dodd is a Democrat from Napa County. After a successful 25-year business career, Dodd served four terms on the Napa County Board of Supervisors, and currently represents the 4th Assembly District. 

     

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