Wilson joins a list of elected and city leaders in support of the current Chair of Benicia’s Planning Commission
Birdseye 2022 media advisory, October 21, 2022
(Solano County) – Lori Wilson, California Assemblywoman representing District 11, including Benicia, shared her endorsement of Benicia City Council Candidate Kari Birdseye at a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of Benicia yesterday.
“I’m endorsing Kari Birdseye because I know she places community service first and has the track record to prove it,” said Assemblywoman Lori Wilson. “Benicia deserves smart, independent thinkers like Kari Birdseye.”
Assemblywoman Wilson is also running in this election to remain our Assembly representative in Sacramento. She replaced Jim Frazier after he stepped down and she won a special election.
Assemblywoman Wilson’s endorsement joins a list of elected officials who support the longtime Chair of Benicia’s Planning Commission. U.S. Representative John Garamendi and Solano County Supervisor Monica Brown, representing Benicia and parts of Vallejo, were both early supporters of Ms. Birdseye’s candidacy.
“Smart women endorse smart women,” said Candidate Birdseye. “I’m honored to have garnered the trust and support of so many elected and community leaders who place a priority on community service and the health and safety of our residents.”
Benicia’s Mayor Steve Young and Vice Mayor Tom Campbell also support Birdseye’s run for the leadership seat. “Kari is among the most qualified people we have ever had run for this position” said Mayor Young. “I trust Kari to make the right decisions for our community over the next four years.”
Other community leaders who support her candidacy include former Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson and Vice Chair of Benicia’s Planning Commission Terry Mollica. Birdseye also has the endorsement of the Solano County Democrats and local Democratic clubs. For more information and endorsement information visit https://karibirdseyeforbenicia.com/endorsements/.