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City of Rohnert ParkCandidate for Council Member, Council District 4

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Jake Mackenzie

1,869 votes (43.35%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A balanced , sustainable budget while maintaining services.
  • A robust Climate Change Element in our new General Plan.
  • Implementation of “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance “pledge through listening and then taking action.



Profession:Environmental Scientist
Councilmember { 5 times Mayor}, City of Rohnert Park — Elected position (1996–current)
Western Director , Office of Pesticide Programs,, US Environmental Protection Agency (1972–2002)


Oregon State University PhD Pesticide Research and Development, Aquatic Weed Control and Environmental Regulation (1970)

Community Activities

PAST Chair [ twice] and board member, Local Government Commission (2000–current)


My career as a Public Servant is lengthy .

I am proud of my 30 year service in the US EPA as a Pesticide Regulator .

I am equally proud of my 24 years of service to my City of Rohnert Park.

We've successfully weathered Financial Storms . We've implemented our General Plan and built housing .

Our infrastructures is maintained and has improved.

Our water supply is sustainable .

Ive also represented our city on Regional bodies such as NCRP,MTC,ABAG,LGC, SMART . Recognized as a leader by the award of "The Jimmy Smith Leadership Award' 2017 and the "Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award" 2019.


Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California and Elect Justice CA (2)

Does your office have any plans to include currently or formerly incarcerated people in your decision-making process as it relates to criminal justice issues? What would that look like?
Answer from Jake Mackenzie:


With 8,000 people eligible for release from CA prisons to help stem the transmission of COVID-19, how, if at all, would your office aid these Californians and their families in navigating reentry?
Answer from Jake Mackenzie:

Not within our remit.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My philosophy hasn't changed since my last statement on Smart Voter [ archived in 2008] - "I have a passionate belief in open, honest government."

In a non-partisan election , as mandated by the State Constitution, i am an independent candidate beholden to no  one.

Sustainability, both financial and environmental, is an essential value as we navigate these troubled waters of the Twenties .


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