Jim Provenza Announces Bid for Fourth District Yolo County Supervisor

This afternoon before a good sized crowd of supporters, Davis School Board Member Jim Provenza announced his intention to run for the 4th District Yolo County Supervisor Seat. The seat will be vacant due to Mariko Yamada’s run for the Democratic nomination of the 8th Assembly District.

Provenza announced with his wife, Donna, at his side. He was also flanked by a number of current and past elected officials including Supervisor Mariko Yamada, whose seat he is seeking, City Councilmember Lamar Heystek, two of his colleagues on the school board, Gina Daleiden and Sheila Allen, former Davis Mayor Maynard Skinner and former Davis City Councilmember Ted Puntillo.

I am running in order to preserve and protect open space and farm land; to promote and enhance services for seniors, children, and the disabled; and to improve our law enforcement and criminal justice system. These are important issues that need to be addressed.

Supervisor Mariko Yamada added remarks after Provenza had finished speaking. She described Provenza as exactly who Yolo county needs, “Jim has the intelligence, integrity, and independence to be a great Yolo County Supervisor. He’s the right fit for the District and Yolo County.”

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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  • David Greenwald

    Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Mariko hit it right on the head… Jim Provenza radiates intelligence, sincerity and integrity… He’s the MAN to follow Mariko Yamada as our County Supervisor representative.

  2. Mariko hit it right on the head… Jim Provenza radiates intelligence, sincerity and integrity… He’s the MAN to follow Mariko Yamada as our County Supervisor representative.

  3. Mariko hit it right on the head… Jim Provenza radiates intelligence, sincerity and integrity… He’s the MAN to follow Mariko Yamada as our County Supervisor representative.

  4. Mariko hit it right on the head… Jim Provenza radiates intelligence, sincerity and integrity… He’s the MAN to follow Mariko Yamada as our County Supervisor representative.

  5. I am relatively new to paying close attention to Davis politics, but in the Valley Oak closure debate, he proved to be a man who knows how to listen, follow a rational argument, and understand its implications even if they are unpleasant. He was the only one among the Board members who understood that something was wrong with the enrollment projections presented to them.
    Baki

  6. I am relatively new to paying close attention to Davis politics, but in the Valley Oak closure debate, he proved to be a man who knows how to listen, follow a rational argument, and understand its implications even if they are unpleasant. He was the only one among the Board members who understood that something was wrong with the enrollment projections presented to them.
    Baki

  7. I am relatively new to paying close attention to Davis politics, but in the Valley Oak closure debate, he proved to be a man who knows how to listen, follow a rational argument, and understand its implications even if they are unpleasant. He was the only one among the Board members who understood that something was wrong with the enrollment projections presented to them.
    Baki

  8. I am relatively new to paying close attention to Davis politics, but in the Valley Oak closure debate, he proved to be a man who knows how to listen, follow a rational argument, and understand its implications even if they are unpleasant. He was the only one among the Board members who understood that something was wrong with the enrollment projections presented to them.
    Baki

  9. i was impressed with provenza in the valley oak debate. i was not a supporter of his the last time around (not opposed, really, but not a supporter), and will not be able to vote for him since i’m not in the 4th district, but i do think he’d be a great successor to yamada, FWIW.

  10. i was impressed with provenza in the valley oak debate. i was not a supporter of his the last time around (not opposed, really, but not a supporter), and will not be able to vote for him since i’m not in the 4th district, but i do think he’d be a great successor to yamada, FWIW.

  11. i was impressed with provenza in the valley oak debate. i was not a supporter of his the last time around (not opposed, really, but not a supporter), and will not be able to vote for him since i’m not in the 4th district, but i do think he’d be a great successor to yamada, FWIW.

  12. i was impressed with provenza in the valley oak debate. i was not a supporter of his the last time around (not opposed, really, but not a supporter), and will not be able to vote for him since i’m not in the 4th district, but i do think he’d be a great successor to yamada, FWIW.

  13. The picture doesn’t show it, but the group that gathered to support him as he made his announcement represented a vast array of political views.

    He will represent Davis well, but I believe that the County will benefit greatly from his tenure on the Board of Supervisors. County employees and people who need County services will not find a better advocate for their interests.

  14. The picture doesn’t show it, but the group that gathered to support him as he made his announcement represented a vast array of political views.

    He will represent Davis well, but I believe that the County will benefit greatly from his tenure on the Board of Supervisors. County employees and people who need County services will not find a better advocate for their interests.

  15. The picture doesn’t show it, but the group that gathered to support him as he made his announcement represented a vast array of political views.

    He will represent Davis well, but I believe that the County will benefit greatly from his tenure on the Board of Supervisors. County employees and people who need County services will not find a better advocate for their interests.

  16. The picture doesn’t show it, but the group that gathered to support him as he made his announcement represented a vast array of political views.

    He will represent Davis well, but I believe that the County will benefit greatly from his tenure on the Board of Supervisors. County employees and people who need County services will not find a better advocate for their interests.

  17. I support Jim Provenza with enthusiasm for county supervisor although it will be a major loss for the school board. Therefore, I hope that Rick Gonzales and Baki both consider a run in 2008 for a place on that board.

  18. I support Jim Provenza with enthusiasm for county supervisor although it will be a major loss for the school board. Therefore, I hope that Rick Gonzales and Baki both consider a run in 2008 for a place on that board.

  19. I support Jim Provenza with enthusiasm for county supervisor although it will be a major loss for the school board. Therefore, I hope that Rick Gonzales and Baki both consider a run in 2008 for a place on that board.

  20. I support Jim Provenza with enthusiasm for county supervisor although it will be a major loss for the school board. Therefore, I hope that Rick Gonzales and Baki both consider a run in 2008 for a place on that board.

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