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California State SenateCandidate for District 3

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Bill Dodd

State Assemblymember/Businessman
90,396 votes (37.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increased targeted investements for early childhood education, career techical education and higher education.
  • Climate and water issues
  • Increased attention to infrastructure needs while maintaining fiscal accountability



Profession:State Assemblymember/Businessman
Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2004–current)
County Supervisor, Napa County Board of Supervisors — Elected position (2000–2008)
General Manager, US Filter, Inc. (1998–2003)
President/CEO, Diversified Water Systems, Inc. (1984–1995)


California State University, Chico Bachelor of Science, Business Management (1978)

Community Activities

Honorary Trustee, Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation (2000–current)
Honorary Member, Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services (2006–current)
Founder, Wolfe Center, Teen Drug and Alcohol Center (2004–2008)
Founding Board Member, Children's Health Initiative (2002–2006)


Bill Dodd currently serves the people of District 4 in the California State Assembly. During his public service Bill has built a reputation for delivering solutions on issues affecting real people. He has led the way on legislation to deal with gender pay equity, worked to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain area as a national monument, co-wrote the law creating an Earned Income Tax Credit in California, and helped secure $400 million dollars for career technical education throughout the state.

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Bill served on the Napa County Board of Supervisors for 14 years. He also represented the cities and county of Napa on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission including a two-year term as chairman of this powerful regional body. In addition, Bill served as an Honorary Commander for the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base. Other boards and commission service included the Chair of the Local Agency Formation Commission of Napa County, Chair of the Napa County League of Governments, Chair of the Napa County Transportation Planning Agency, and Chair of the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

Bill graduated from Justin-Siena High School and California State University, Chico. He went on to own and operate one of the largest full-service Culligan Water operations in California. During this time, Bill served as President of the national and state trade associations: the Water Quality Association and the Pacific Water Quality Association

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,371,318

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Farmers Insurance Group
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
California Association of Realtors
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
California Faculty Association

More information about contributions

By State:

California 86.42%
District of Columbia 2.38%
Texas 1.90%
Illinois 1.88%
Other 7.42%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.83%)
Small contributions (1.17%)

By Type:

From organizations (72.91%)
From individuals (27.09%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Videos (4)

— May 23, 2016 Bill Dodd for Senate

This is a TV Ad produced by the campaign describing the widespread support for Assemblymember Dodd throughout the district. 

— May 23, 2016 Bill Dodd for Senate

This is a TV ad produced by the campaign describing the Assemblymember's economic plans.

— May 23, 2016 Bill Dodd for Senate

The spot emphasizes Dodd’s focus on securing a strong middle class and the need for better schools, jobs and other essential components that lead to opportunity and a chance at a better life. 

— May 23, 2016 Bill Dodd for Senate

This spot describes the Assemblymember's plans to ensure that California offers a fair shake for anyone who works hard. 

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