Tuesday, April 21, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Pope withdraws from Assembly race

By
From page A3 | February 16, 2014 |

pope mattW

Matt Pope. Courtesy photo

And then there were three.

Napa County Planning Commissioner Matt Pope has withdrawn from the 4th Assembly District race, leaving Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk and Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd to duke it out on June 3.

All are Democrats. The top two vote-getters will face off in the November general election.

In a letter to friends and supporters Friday, Pope said the campaign has been “a great experience, and I have made many new friends and supporters.”

But he blamed the “great time demands of a campaign covering a district this large” and the fundraising requirements of mounting a competitive campaign for his decision to withdraw.

“My intention was always to bring a strong progressive voice to this campaign and I am proud of the issues that we have raised,” he added.

Pope had struggled to raise enough funds to keep up with his opponents.

Based on campaign finance statements submitted by the Jan. 31 deadline, Dodd is well out in front, amassing $594,597 and spending only $43,771. Dodd also has all but sewn up the support of Napa County’s elected officials.

Yolo County’s elected leaders — including the balance of the Davis City Council — have fallen in behind Wolk, but Krovoza has proved a skillful fundraiser. He’s second in the group with $223,590 raised ($165,586 on hand) to Wolk’s $122,077 ($70,163).

Pope had the backing of outgoing Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, but his campaign trailed the field with $84,612 brought in — $51,000 of that from loans to himself — and $60,015 in the bank.

District 4 includes all of Napa and Lake counties; three-quarters of Yolo County, including Davis, Winters and Woodland; about half of Colusa County; and smaller portions of Solano County, including Dixon, and Sonoma County.

Lake County Supervisor Anthony Farrington was the first candidate to drop out of the race, when he bowed out on Oct. 3.

Pope said his decision to suspend his campaign does not mean that he is pulling back from public service.

“I look forward to continuing to work for the protection of our environment, economic and social justice, innovative and responsive state services, drug policy and penal system reform and good government,” he wrote.

“From protecting agricultural land and open space at a time when California is losing 30,000 acres per year due to development pressures; to the need to increase California’s student graduation and enrollment rates and lowering our prison populations; to preserving the delta; to ensuring that California’s economy and state services work for everyone — including small farms, rural communities, agricultural workers and working families — the next member to represent the 4th Assembly District will have great challenges to address,” Pope added.

— Enterprise staff writer Cory Golden contributed to this story.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

 
Woodland murder suspect claims history of abuse

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

Public forum will explore community choice energy options

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1

 
Log cabin home is labor of love

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

The camp around the corner: Day camp benefits kids and families

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Ready to give a resident camp a try? Tips to ease the homesick blues

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Vote with your dollars at Davis Food Co-op

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
UCD study: Colorblind bilingual programs can perpetuate bias

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Davis Kids Klub offers a true summer camp

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Immigrant teens share their dreams at YIIN dinner

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Buddhist groups host SanghaFest on Saturday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

AAUW hosts Yamada speech on Tuesday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Round up at the registers for Davis schools

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8Comments are off for this post

Free Family Bike Clinic set Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Online courses a cure-all? UCD study says think again

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Show tunes take center stage at sing-along

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Alternatives to violence explored

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Paws for Thought: Hero dogs go above and beyond

By Evelyn Dale | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Rotary Club hosts whisky tasting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Spend a morning with the mayor

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Celebrate Mexican culture at I-House

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Achievement gap to be addressed at symposium

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

Suicide awareness walk set April 25 at UC Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Tour de Cluck tickets on sale now

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Patwin is ‘Where The Wild Things Walk’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Pets of the week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Forum

Gratitude all around for the Breakfast for Heroes

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Broad new vaccination law is a must

By Tom Elias | From Page: B4

Seniors, you CAN get there from here

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Hey, do you want that glaucoma fixed?

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5Comments are off for this post

.

Sports

DHS thunders past the Herd

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Wong leads UCD charge in Big West women’s golf tourney

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

UCD boxing club making a name on the national scene

By Dylan Lee | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS girls basketball pioneer Iten dies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Devils edge closer to Delta League soccer title

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
 
.

Features

.

Arts

Rockabilly music will fill the park Wednesday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
One-man show ‘Buyer and Cellar’ brings non-stop laughter

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

Hear Wealth of Nations at winery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
‘Frozen’ Mini-Musicals to be presented

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Baldini to conduct Camellia Symphony

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
DMTC sets auditions for ‘Evita’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Stories told at Third Space

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
UCD assistant professor to give lecture at de Young Museum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Robert Leigh Cordrey

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Alice Catherine Micheltorena

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
.

Comics

Comics: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: B5

 
Comics: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B7