Reynolds has lived in her district 20 years and has been volunteering in her school district for 19 years. Nearly two decades working within the Lake County Department of Social Services gives her a broad range of management and leadership experience. She seeks to bring healing and sound fiscal leadership to a district that has seen much turmoil in recent years. If elected, Reynolds seeks to focus decision making on the needs of the children and the district. As a board member, she will work to foster caring, excellence, communication, and participation. Her goal is to move the district forward with focus on the budget, bonds, supporting teachers and ensuring a positive and constructive learning environment for students while engaging the community.
Licensed attorney Patrick Sullivan has served as Lake County Tax Administrator for three years. Before that he worked in the Mendocino County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s department for seven years. During his time in Lake County Sullivan has worked in close collaboration with the Board of Supervisors in the Administrative Office as a liaison to the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office on a variety of revenue programs, including the cannabis tax program, transient occupancy tax, sales tax and developing an investment management program for Lake County’s treasury pool. If elected, Sullivan looks forward to utilizing his deep knowledge of Lake County’s highest priorities to strengthen Lake County’s financial resources to improve the quality of life for all County residents. His goals are to modernize processes in the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office, build and retain an experienced team, prioritize tax default sales and further and complete projects he is already working on to build capacity and resiliency for the future.
Hannah Lee has lived in Lake County for 17 years, has been a local business owner and has many years of experience working with the County of Lake as a social worker, deputy public guardian and administrator. She is running for Assessor-Recorder to improve services, communication, and transparency. Lee’s priorities if elected are to advance communications about legislative and other changes that impact personal finances and property values, to maintain an open-door policy to the public, decrease backlogs that impact revenue streams to the County, to fairly assess property values, and to modernize the office for efficiency and effectiveness.
When Susan Krones ran for District Attorney in 2019, she already had a wealth of trial experience and institutional knowledge, having served as a Lake County Deputy District Attorney from 1992-2018. Before that, she served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Krones has lived in Lake County for 29 years, served as a prosecutor for those 29 years and has participated in more than 100 jury trials. Under her leadership, the DA office has worked vigorously to prosecute serious and violent crimes. At the same time, she has worked with courts and federal and state agencies to help low level offenders get the help they need for drug addiction and mental health issues. Her office supports veterans through a veteran’s court program and participates with courts with drug and mental health diversion programs. The Lake County Democratic Party also endorsed Krones in 2019.
The Lake County Democratic Party will host Sheryn Hildebrand, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mendocino & Lake Counties at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on March 11, at 6:00 pm at 16255 2nd Street in Lower Lake. Ms. Hildebrand has led our regional CASA for nearly19 years.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer appointed by a judicial officer to provide advocacy for a child who is under the jurisdiction of the courts due to abuse or neglect. The CASA serves as the “eyes and ears” of the judge for children in foster care. Volunteers spend time with children, monitor needed services, and provide child-focused recommendations to the court based on the best interest of the children they serve.
In addition to being the CASA Director, Ms. Hildebrand also serves as a Regional Coordinator for the North Coast Child Abuse Prevention Coalition working with Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties and the State Office of Child Abuse Prevention. She also sits on the Critical Incident Citizen review panel with the State of California focusing on reducing child death in the State of California. Sheryn is a member of both the Mendocino County Policy Council for Children and Youth as well as Lake County’s Children’s Council.
Ms. Hildebrand was born, raised, and still resides in Lake County with her husband. Her time away from work is spent with 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren and many friends.
All are welcome! Please join us to learn about one of the programs in place in our County which supports our children and teens living in foster care.
The Lake County Democratic Party will host Supervisor Tina Scott and Jessica Pyska at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on February 12, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake. Both Ms. Scott and Ms. Pyska are candidates for positions on the Lake County Board of Supervisors. Tina Scott has been serving since January 2017 and is running for re-election. Ms. Pyska has been active on the Cobb Area Council since its formation in 2016. Both candidates have been endorsed by the Democratic Party of Lake County. This event gives all residents an opportunity to meet and engage with these talented and dedicated candidates. Each will discuss her many efforts on behalf of all Lake County residents and will be open for questions.
The event is at the Methodist Church Social Hall, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.
California’s Primary election is March 3rd. Most Vote-By-Mail citizens will have their ballots by February 12th. This is your chance to get informed.
All are welcome! Enjoy snacks, libations, and a relaxed open atmosphere for interaction.
This is an interview Jessica did recently on radio station KPFZ in Lakeport.
The Lake County Democratic Party will host State Senator Mike McGuire at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on October 9, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake. Mike McGuire has been Lake County’s representative in the California State Senate since January 2015. He started his career representing California residents at the age of 19, when he was elected to the Healdsburg School Board.
Senator McGuire will address a range of issues including PG&E planned power shutdowns, jobs development, the Presidential Tax Transparency & Accountability Act, funding firefighting resources, funding early childhood education, and his work to secure funding specifically to Lake County to backfill property tax revenue lost from housing losses. Mike is an energetic, knowledgeable, hardworking public servant. Attend this meeting for an opportunity to learn and engage with your State Senator.
All are welcome!
The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake. All meetings are open to the public. Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Central Committee is open to registered Democrats, and dues are $25/annually.