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El Dorado CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 3

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Wendy Thomas

7,394 votes (60.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Foster economic development - Keep EDC rural and economically vital
  • Maintain fiscal accountability, balanced budgets and secure a strong financial future
  • Apply creative solutions to tough problems - fire danger, power outages, homelessness, housing



My name is Wendy Thomas, and El Dorado County is in my blood.


My family arrived by covered wagon in 1850 in search of personal freedom and prosperity.  My great-great grandfather was the Sheriff in the 1890's, and for 7 generations, my family has made a life and a living here in El Dorado County.  I'm lucky to be married to Dennis Thomas and we have 4 children between us and 5 wonderful grandchildren.  As for my qualifications, I am ready to be effective as your next District 3 Supervisor, and I thank you for your consideration:


Bachelor Degrees: Business Administration & Fine Art

Master's Degree:  Political Science (pending)

Career:  Small business owner, commercial property management/ownership, professional artist

Local Government Experience: 

- Placerville City Council, 2010 - 2018

- Mayor of Placerville, 2013 & 2018

- Woman of the Year, Assembly District 5 (honored by Assemblymember Frank Bigelow)

Board Member:  Marshall Hospital (2011-2020), Women's Fund Cabinet, El Dorado County Transportation Commission, El Dorado Transit, LAFCO

- American Leadership Forum, Class XV

Campaign Endorsements:

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow, Current Dist. 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp

Placerville Mayors:  John Clerici, Michael Saragosa, Mark Acuna, Carl Hagen, Marian Washburn, Kathi Lishman

Former EDC Supervisors:  Jack Sweeney, Michael Ranalli, John Knight, Ron Briggs

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado County Association of Realtors, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce

...and a host of prominent community, agricultural, business leaders and residents

For a list of my supporters, and to get more information, visit my website: 


Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I love this blessed place we call home, and I know you do too.  My goal is to make sure that El Dorado County remains ruralrelevant and economically vital for generations to come.


I appreciate that local government is not a partisan office, and I will work collaboratively with my other 4 supervisors to govern El Dorado County from a holistic standpoint.  I regularly attend board of supervisor meetings, I am experienced and I am ready to be effective as your next District 3 Supervisor.  As Supervisor…


I will be conservative with finances and bold with solutions.


I will fiercely support our law enforcement personnel.


I will be an advocate of our family farms, our agricultural region, our historic, charming hometowns and the recreational and cultural amenities that are the heart and soul of our County.


I will balance growth while safeguarding what makes us special.  They do NOT have to be mutually exclusive.


In fact, I will not be afraid of appropriate growth.  I will embrace the pioneer spirit that recognized that when channels of gold dry up, we must pursue new areas of opportunity.


I will support a business-friendly climate that enables business to prosper.


I will govern with respect and with optimism.


I’m a person that doesn’t retreat behind a dais, and I am strategic and open to new possibilities. I respectfully ask for your vote on March 3.  I will give you my very best.

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