San Joaquin's Top Community Leaders Announce Support for Rhodesia Ransom

Today, the Rhodesia Ransom campaign for County Supervisor announced endorsements from sixteen of San Joaquin County's top leaders. These supporters include State Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, elected officials from every city in District 5, and top educational and environmental activists.

“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.”

Mrs. Ransom has enthusiastic support from community leaders across city boundaries, ideological leanings, and political backgrounds. These endorsers include:

  • Patrick Withrow, San Joaquin County Sheriff
  • San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Manteca Police Officers Association
  • San Joaquin-Calaveras County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Cathleen Galgiani, State Senator 
  • Susan Talamantes Eggman, Assemblywoman
  • Kathy Miller, San Joaquin County Supervisor
  • Dan Tavares Arriola, Tracy City Councilmember and Deputy District Attorney
  • Simran Kaur, Tracy School Board Trustee and Deputy District Attorney
  • Lori Souza, Tracy School Board Trustee and Case 4 Kids Founder
  • Teresa Brown, Delta College Trustee
  • Bernice King Tingle, Mountain House Board Director
  • Celeste Farron, Former Mountain House Board Director
  • Jose Nuno, Manteca City Councilmember
  • Paul Akinjo, Lathrop City Councilmember
  • Martha Salcedo, Lathrop City Councilmember
  • Michael Tubbs, Stockton Mayor
  • Dan Wright, Stockton City Councilmember
  • Steve Gutierrez, former San Joaquin County Supervisor
  • Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta Executive Director

“It is an honor to earn the support of so many hardworking local leaders. They are all so committed to building bridges of collaboration that deliver real results for our community,” Ransom said. “This is how I’ve approached my work as a non-profit director, a Tracy City Councilmember, and a Tracy Planning Commissioner, and it’s how I intend to lead when on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.”

Rhodesia Ransom is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sow a Seed Community Foundation, which supports over 650 local youth and their families each day. She is a member of the Tracy City Council, a former Planning Commissioner, and a candidate for San Joaquin County Supervisor, District 5.

CONTACT: Nathan Tran, (209) 561-0338