San Joaquin County Elected and Community Leaders Announce Support for Ransom in District 5 Supervisors Race

For Immediate Release:


October 7, 2019

Contact: Thomas Lawson, 916-529-6035

Today, Rhodesia Ransom's campaign for County Supervisor announced the endorsement of sixteen local elected officials and other leaders from across San Joaquin County—including State Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, elected officials from every City in District 5, and leading community voices on higher education and environmental stewardship.

“From standing up for legislation to improve emergency response services to her leadership on violence prevention and support for local youth, Rhodesia Ransom is a steadfast advocate for families and taxpayers across our community,” said State Assemblymember Susan Eggman. “We need her voice on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.”

“Through many years of service to our community, Rhodesia Ransom has earned a reputation for bringing people together to solve problems and standing up for what is right,” said State Senator Cathleen Galgiani. “From housing and public safety to her efforts to make local government more efficient and responsive, she’s distinguished herself as a leader who knows how to get things done.”

In addition to endorsements from County Sheriff Patrick Withrow, the San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriffs AssociationManteca Police Officers Association, and San Joaquin-Calaveras County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the elected officials and community leaders now backing Ransom’s campaign for Supervisor touch all corners of District 5 and include:

  • Cathleen Galgiani, State Senator 
  • Susan Talamantes-Eggman, Assemblywoman
  • Kathy Miller-Supervisor, San Joaquin County
  • Dan Tavares Arriola-Councilman City of Tracy, and Deputy DA
  • Simran Kaur-Tracy School Board Trustee
  • Lori Souza-Tracy School Board Trustee
  • Dr. Teresa Brown-Trustee, Delta College
  • Bernice King Tingle-Board Director, Mountain House
  • Celeste Farron-Former Board Director, Mountain House
  • Jose Nuño-Councilman, City of Manteca
  • Paul Akinjo-Councilman, City of Lathrop
  • Martha Salcedo-Vice Mayor, City of Lathrop
  • Michael Tubbs-Mayor of Stockton
  • Dan Wright, Stockton City Councilman
  • Steve Gutierrez, former San Joaquin County Supervisor.  
  • Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director-Environmental Justice Advocate

“It is an honor to have earned the support of so many hard-working local leaders committed to building bridges of collaboration that deliver real results for our community,” Ransom said. “It’s how I’ve approached my work as a Non-Profit Director, Tracy City Council Member and Tracy Planning Commissioner, and it’s how I will lead on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.”

Rhodesia Ransom is a candidate for San Joaquin County District 5 Supervisor. She is  Tracy City Council member, a former City Planning Commissioner, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sow A Seed Community Foundation, which serves youth and families in San Joaquin County.  


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