Sunday, 03 March 2024

Lake County Democrats issue endorsements in local races for the March 3 California primary

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Lake County Democratic Party supports two candidates in the upcoming Board of Supervisors races. The date of California’s primary has been moved up to March 3 (in previous years, it was held in June).

At its Jan. 2 business meeting, the county party voted to endorse incumbent Tina Scott for the District 4 seat on the Lake County Board of Supervisors. Tina’s degree in sociology gives her specialized insight for ways to address the most vulnerable people living in Lake County. Prior to her current position, Tina served on the Board of the Lakeport Unified School District. She currently also serves as chair of Hope Rising, whose purpose is to leverage resources in a collaborative effort to find solutions to one of Lake County’s largest issues, poverty. And, she serves as a juvenile justice commissioner and a court-appointed child advocate.

Tina Scott has been an active supervisor who listens to the community, responding to questions and concerns with her open-door policy. She was awarded an Executive Leadership Certification with the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Jessica Pyska received the Lake County Democratic Party’s endorsement for supervisor in District 5. Jessica built a technology consulting business with her husband, rebuilt her family home lost in the Valley fire and currently educates children in a unique K-6 garden program while leading her community in disaster resilience and economic recovery.

Jessica serves on the Lake County Risk Reduction Authority Ad Hoc Committee. As economic development chair of the Cobb Area Council, she recently won a $200,000 grant, launched a micro-loan program for local businesses, and produced the Blackberry COBBler Festival. She provided community input on the County’s Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance, Dark Skies Proclamation, and the Tourist Improvement District. Her priorities on the Board of Supervisors are to increase the level of disaster resilience county-wide, strengthen the county’s economy and improve the health and safety of all residents, especially children and seniors, while maintaining what we love most about Lake County.

If elected, Jessica Pyska will work with state, federal and private foundation representatives to apply for Lake County’s fair share of federal, state and grant funds and ensure they are used wisely.

The Lake County Democratic Party is proud to support these candidates, who reflect our values and policies.

Now is a critical time for Democrats, especially at the local level, to guide the nation toward policies of fairness, tolerance, and better economic and educational opportunities for all of us. The Lake County Democratic Party is confident that our endorsed 2020 candidates embody these principles, and that their election will allow Lake County and California to continue to lead the nation in fostering the kind of communities we all want for ourselves and for our children.

The Lake County Democratic Central Committee serves as the official representative and governing body of the California Democratic Party in Lake County, carrying out such duties as are consistent with the Elections Code of the State of California and the by-laws and policies of the California Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee.

Lake County Democratic Central Committee voting members are Susan Cameron, Ron Green, Doug Harris, Sissa Harris, Shirley Howland, Vanessa Mayer, Ceva Giumelli, Deb Baumann, James Evans, Louie Rigod, John Sheehy, Trish VanDenBerghe, Larry Bean, Virginia Cerenio, Tom Jordan, Chloe Karl, Dave Rogers, Becky Curry, Adckinjo Esutoki, Mary Borjon, Juliana Vidich, Cathy McCarthy, Stephanie Pahwa, Dirk Slooten, Sorhna Li and Shao-Jia Chang.

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