California State Assemblyman Jim Wood will speak at the Windsor Democratic Club at 7 p.m. on January 28th, at the club’s regular meeting place, Windsor Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Highway. Assemblyman Wood will speak about his legislative work and share his broad perspective on issues that concern everyone. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served.
Elected in 2014 to represent the 2nd Assembly District, which includes northern and coastal Sonoma County, as well as Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino counties, Wood is running for re-election to the California Assembly in November 2016.
In his first year in the legislature, nine bills of Wood’s bills were passed into law, including the “Small Town Grant Act” (AB 325), which gives small towns and counties streamlined access to millions of government dollars reserved for affordable housing, economic development, and job retention. He also championed the “Marijuana Watershed Protection Act” (AB243), which provides guidelines for growers and funding for environmental enforcement.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Wood served for four years on the Healdsburg Planning Commission and then eight years on the Healdsburg City Council. He also had a dental practice in Cloverdale for 25 year, and is a nationally recognized forensic dentist, having worked with disaster response teams following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.