Tracy Press: Ransom seeks county office

"At the end of the day, I have always been invested in doing what is best for the community regardless of how other people have treated me," said Ransom. "Going forward to the county, I’m going to continue to be of service, collaborating with people for what’s in the best interests of our community. It’s all about putting people first.

Councilwoman Rhodesia Ransom has once again set her sights on representing Tracy and Mountain House on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

Ransom is kicking off her campaign for the District 5 seat at a campaign event tonight. Supervisor Bob Elliott, Tracy’s representative on the board since 2013, is running for Congress.

“More than it being an open seat, I really feel like the county needs representation that is going to remember the cities that we all serve and be able to move the region forward and be able to be more thoughtful and innovative about how decisions at the county are impacting our city,” Ransom said Tuesday. “I really want south county to be a bigger priority. The reason that I really think that needs to happen is that our region is the fastest growing part of the county, and our residents are the future workforce that everybody is going to need. I want to help our county prepare for that.