“Let’s do this!”
Those are familiar words from Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire, who is bringing people together – literally – to tackle our region’s toughest challenges.
Mike is running for State Senate to put his deep experience solving our toughest problems to work for residents of the North Coast in the new 2nd District.
“Working together, we can build an economy that provides working families with new job opportunities,” says Mike.
“We need to invest in our kids with stronger public schools and we must stand up for our environment, protect our pristine coastline and revitalize our state parks. I’m focused on moving the North Coast forward and making sure our local communities have the resources they need to thrive.
“I know we can do all of this if we put aside the old excuses and start embracing new and bold solutions. We’ve been able to do it before and I know that we can do it again, together.”
During the recession, Mike united Sonoma County behind a plan that made it first in job growth, built a coalition to protect our schools and brought all sides together to pass sensible, balanced budgets.
“The key is to keep our region moving forward,” says Mike. “Every day I’ve served as Supervisor, I’ve worked to make real progress for all our families. I’ll do the same in the State Senate to make sure the voices of North Coast residents are heard in Sacramento.”
After four years working as a County Supervisor, six years as a mayor and councilmember of his hometown in Healdsburg, and four years leading his local school board, Mike knows first-hand what a huge impact the state has on local services and virtually every single issue we face.
“When the State of California is working well, everything on the local level becomes easier,” says Mike. “From improving our schools to continually improving our economy, I know that making progress on the state level will mean faster progress for all of us on the local level.
Mike cares about the future of the North Coast because it’s been his family’s home for three generations.
A graduate of Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Healdsburg High School, Mike was raised in Sonoma County. His family farmed the fertile soils of the Alexander Valley – growing prunes and grapes – for almost a half century. Mike and his wife Erika, a local schoolteacher, are looking forward to raising their family here.
As Northern California’s youngest school board president, Mike led a successful effort to rebuild decaying schools in our area. As a co-founder of the Clean Water Coalition, Mike was a leader in the effort to stop the City of Santa Rosa from dumping billions of gallons of treated wastewater in our Valleys. As a mayor and city councilmember in Healdsburg, Mike helped create innovative partnerships with small businesses that worked to make Healdsburg’s economy one of the most vibrant in the county.
As a county supervisor, Mike has built a track record of results, including responsible budgets, a record level of investments in roads and infrastructure, stronger schools, new parks and open space, a cleaner environment – and today, Sonoma County is leading California in job growth.
“I know it takes all of us to solve our toughest challenges,” says Mike. “So let’s do this!”