Planning commissioner to run for Assembly

2013-04-17T17:01:00Z 2013-04-23T17:12:01Z Planning commissioner to run for AssemblyRegister report Napa Valley Register
April 17, 2013 5:01 pm  • 

Napa County Planning Commissioner Matt Pope announced Wednesday he is running for a seat in the California Assembly in 2014. He is kicking off his campaign May 4 at the Napa Smith Brewery.

Pope, who’s served on the commission since 2009, will be running for the seat currently held by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who will have to leave office due to term limits in 2014. The district represents all of Napa and Lake counties, and parts of Sonoma, Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties.

Pope is also a past candidate for the American Canyon City Council, a former member of the American Canyon Planning Commission and a labor organizer. He is active in the Napa County Democratic Party and has worked as a field representative for State Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa.

In March, Lake County Supervisor Anthony Farrington announced his candidacy for the seat.

According to a news release, Evans will be supporting Pope’s candidacy at the May 4 event, which is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Napa Smith Brewery, 1 Executive Way in Napa.

To get more information or to RSVP, call or email Chris Jansen at 916-706-1404 or at

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  1. Thirdgenapa
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    Thirdgenapa - April 17, 2013 10:33 pm
    Good luck Matt! It will be great to have a Napa resident hold the seat, we're all pulling for you!
  2. freeport56
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    freeport56 - April 18, 2013 8:24 am
    While I know Matt. I think the last thing California needs is another far-left Liberal preaching Sustainability, renewable energy, carbon footprints...etc. California is $1 Trillion in debt with the current crop of Democrat Super-majority unwilling to deal with the debt in an adult manner. their best effort is spend, spend, spend. Look at the poor work Cal-Trans did on the Bay Bridge!

    They want a 200 mile-per-hour train and fund it through a $80-90 Billion Bond. With 25 stops you'll never get there timely. We already have a Bond debt of $200 Billion. Remember, our budget is only $80 Billion! The once great State of California, it only took 41 years to destroy !
  3. publiusa
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    publiusa - April 21, 2013 9:20 am
    Wasn't Mr. Pope on the American Canyon planning commission when they built all of those houses quadrupling the population but failed to "plan" for new schools, a water source, a modern sewer plant an traffic? I know he was rejected by the AM CAN community for city council. Has he ever been elected to anything else?
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