TRACY, CA – Over a hundred San Joaquin County residents rallied at the Tracy Grand Theater in support of Rhodesia Ransom as she announced her candidacy for the 5th District of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on February 16, 2011 — the seat is currently held by termed-out Leroy Ornellas. Ornellas is now vying for the State Senate 5th District seat.
District Five encompasses South San Joaquin County including; Tracy, Mountain House, and a part of Manteca.
“As a Planning Commissioner, Director of a Non-Profit, and Civil Grand Jurist, I’ve spent the last decade working to revitalize our local economy, improve public safety, eliminate wasteful spending, and protect our quality of life,” said Ransom.
As an associate faculty member at the University of Phoenix Graduate School of Business, Vice- Chair of the Tracy Planning Commission, Executive Director of the Sow a Seed Foundation and a Civil Grand Jurist from 2006-2008, Ransom earned her Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, her Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State University and was a 2010 Fellow at the Great Valley Center’s Institute for Emerging Area Leaders.
Ransom has earned endorsements from the State Coalition of Probation Organizations, San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriffs Association, San Joaquin County Probation Officers Association, San Joaquin County Correctional Officers Association, the Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeants Association, among others.
According to Ransom’s campaign, if elected, Ransom would become just the third woman ever to serve San Joaquin County’s Board of Supervisors, and the first in nearly twenty years.
Ransom resides in Tracy with her husband — a Public Safety Officer — and their three children. Also, vying for the 5th Supervisorial Seat is City of Tracy’s Councilmember Bob Elliott and Tracy-area farmer Tom Benigno.