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Dodd’s bipartisan approach works

By From page B6 | June 01, 2014

Though we belong to different political parties and disagree on many issues, we stand together on this fact — we both believe Bill Dodd is the right man to be the next Assemblymember for Yolo County.

Sacramento is filled with a toxic partisan environment; that is the reason why people don’t trust their state government. Bill will operate differently. Though he’s a Democrat, Bill will bring a bipartisan approach that he’s fostered over the course of 14 years in public service as a Napa County supervisor.

There, Bill worked with people of all political backgrounds to build consensus and achieve major accomplishments for his constituents. He was a major force behind Napa’s flood control project that protected 2,000 properties from flooding, restored 900 acres of environmental wetlands and created $1 billion of investment in Napa’s downtown businesses.

Bill was one of the first leaders to support the Napa Pipe project, a high-density housing development in Napa that includes a significant number of affordable housing units.

Bill is also committed to preserving the agricultural tradition of Yolo County and other communities throughout the state. He supports fully funding the Williamson Act, a state program that preserves land for agricultural or open space uses, and investing in additional water storage for times of drought.

These challenges that the state of California faces are not Democratic or Republican issues, they are issues every Californian faces and require leaders who will get things done in a bipartisan fashion. This is just the approach Bill Dodd has taken in more than a decade in public service and that’s why we support him to be our next Assemblymember.

Matt Rexroad
Yolo County supervisor

Art Pimentel
Former Woodland mayor

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