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 email@example.com.