About Bill Dodd
Bill Dodd currently serves the people of District 3 in the California State Senate.
Senator Dodd was elected to represent California's Third Senate District in 2016. During his 20 years of public service Bill has built a reputation for delivering solutions on issues affecting real people. He has led the way on legislation to improve wildfire prevention and response, protect consumers and small businesses, and better manage our natural resources. He has also authored bills to deal with gender pay equity, worked to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain area as a national monument, co-wrote the law creating an Earned Income Tax Credit in California, and helped secure $400 million dollars for career technical education throughout the state.
Prior to serving in the Senate, Bill served 2 years in the Assembly and 14 years on the Napa County Board of Supervisors. He also represented the cities and county of Napa on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission including a two-year term as chairman of this powerful regional body. In addition, Bill served as an Honorary Commander for the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base. Other boards and commission service included the Chair of the Local Agency Formation Commission of Napa County, Chair of the Napa County League of Governments, Chair of the Napa County Transportation Planning Agency, and Chair of the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Bill graduated from Justin-Siena High School and California State University, Chico. He went on to own and operate one of the largest full-service Culligan Water operations in California. During this time, Bill served as President of the national and state trade associations: the Water Quality Association and the Pacific Water Quality Association.
Through the years, he has been a member of the Justin-Siena High School Board of Trustees, Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, the American Canyon Chamber of Commerce, the Napa Rotary Club, and the Queen of the Valley Health Care for the Poor Committee.
Bill has been one of California's most prolific lawmakers, passing 67 new laws over the last 5 years, and earning honors from the CAL FIRE firefighters, American Legion, local governments, consumer advocates and more. In 2014 by the Napa Chamber of Commerce as its Citizen of the Year for his work in raising over $3 million dollars for local charities to help those individuals who need it most. As a founder of the Wolfe Center, a youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and founding director of the Napa County Children’s Health Initiative, Bill has led many successes for these organizations.
Bill and his wife Mary have five grown children and nine grandchildren.
About California State Senate District 3
Senate District 3 includes all or portions of the counties of Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo.
Contra Costa County includes the cities of Martinez and Pleasant Hill
Napa County includes the cities of American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, and town of Yountville and communities of Angwin, Deer Park, Oakville, Rutherford, and Silverado Resort.
Sacramento County includes the city of Isleton
Solano County includes the cities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, and Vallejo.
Sonoma County includes the city of Rohnert Park and communities of Boyes Hot Springs, Eldridge, Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood.
Yolo County includes the cities of Davis, Winters, and Woodland and communities of Clarksburg, Dunnigan, Esparto, Guinda, Knights Landing, Madison, Monument Hills, UC Davis, and Yolo.