By Napa Valley Register Staff
April 15, 2014

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced Tuesday that he’s supporting Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd in his campaign for State Assembly.

Dodd is squaring off with four other candidates on the June 3 primary ballot as they vie to replace Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who’s termed out at the end of this year.

“Working closely with Bill Dodd for the past 15 years to solve big, difficult issues facing our community, I have repeatedly seen Bill rise to the occasion under difficult circumstances to deliver for our community,” Thompson

Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd today announced that long-time Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) has endorsed his bid for State Assembly.

“Working closely with Bill Dodd for the past 15 years to solve big, difficult issues facing our community, I have repeatedly seen Bill rise to the occasion under difficult circumstances to deliver for our community,” said Congressman Thompson.

By Sacramento Bee Editorial Staff
April 14, 2014

The dynamic in the 4th Assembly District, traditionally a seat held by a Davis Democrat, has changed dramatically. Between redistricting and the top-two primary, the race to replace termed-out Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, a Davis Democrat, is wide open.

Napa County now is in the 4th District, and Davis no longer may have a stranglehold on the seat. Yolo County has 32 percent of the registered voters; Napa County has 29 percent. Lake County and parts of Sonoma, Solano and Colusa counties also are in the district.

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