DODD TOP VOTE GETTER FOR DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENT;
FINAL VOTE AT DEM CONVENTION FEB 28th
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.
Bill Dodd currently serves the people of District 4 in the California State Assembly. During his public service Bill has built a reputation for delivering solutions on issues affecting real people. He has led the way on legislation 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 Assembly, Bill served on the Napa County Board of Supervisors for 14 years. 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 was honored 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 four grandchildren.