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Chip Atkin

Rebecca Carpenter
Erin Chmielewski

Carol Crabill
Dr. Leslie Crane
Zahyra Garcia
Marjorie Helm

Dan Monte

Donna Norquist

Sam Tuttelman

Kamala Brown

Cynthia Clarkson

April Chmielewski

Jerry Chmielewski

Patrick Mundy

John Mutz

Heather Mutz

Sarah Peregoy

Cynthia Renfrew

Robert Tuttle

Daniel Backman

Madeline Backman

John Johnson

Marian Killian

James Pointer

Bailey Malone

Brian Mealins

Sheila Morissey

Stephanie Sanchez

Marti Shortridge

Teresa Barrett

Mayor of Petaluma

David Glass

Former Mayor of Petaluma

Matt Maguire

Former City Council Member

Panama Bartholomy

Climate Action Commission Member

Blake Hooper

Petaluma Planning Commissioner

Joanna Paun

Petaluma Schools Board Trustee

Caitlin Quinn

Petaluma Schools Board Trustee

Chair, Petaluma Animal Services Advisory Board

Officer-at-Large, Commission on the Status of Women

Zahyra Garcia

Vice President for North Bay Organizing Project

Sonoma County Commissioner on Human Rights

Founding Member for North Bay LGBTQI+ Families

Naomi Crawford

David Dodd

Helaine Dorenfeld

Linda Dunwoodie

Margo Gallagher

Kathy Hutchinson

Michelle Kelly

Katy McKegney

Ellen Obstler

Tricia Zimmerman

Carol Barickman

Marty Bennett

Andrew Carroll

Raymond Chau

Mahtab Danai

Hannah Jern-Miller

Amanda Kruusmagi

Claudia de la Pena

Greg Reisinger

Cynthia Tuttelman, MD

Carol Barickman, Nurse Midwife

"I want to wholeheartedly endorse Dennis Pocekay for election to the Petaluma City Council.  I am a nurse midwife, a public health professional, and a mom. I’ve known Dennis professionally and personally for 30 years in his many roles as healer, parent, teacher, and community organizer.  In all these different spheres of activity, Dennis consistently rises to leadership positions because of his dedication and willingness to listen and lead.


Here’s the thing about Dennis Pocekay though, he doesn’t just ask questions about what is needed,  he then actually listen to the answers. Not only that,  Dennis has a consistent history of lifting up people with ideas and giving a voice to his constituents that is theirs, not his.
Dennis was an ally for women and people of color before there was a name for it.
His focus on the vulnerable elements of our community,  his long-time effort for fair and affordable housing, and his understanding that the health of our town depends on our willingness to take care of all of our citizens, underlies every element of his platform.  
For decades he has walked his talk. His record on housing, food security, immigration and reproductive rights is consistent and progressive.  He has the vision, the experience, and the integrity to help lead Petaluma into the future.


As recent events have shown so clearly, we as a society are in desperate need of solid leadership.  We as a community have a need to stand up for social justice in order to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe and healthy.   It’s up to us to elect a representative who can make decisions with knowledge and experience on these issues, one who follows through on his promises and commitments every time.  
A community that cannot house its own workers, the lifeblood of any town, is not healthy.   The presence of the poor and hungry in our public spaces is not a sign of our good health. Elect Dennis Pocekay to the Petaluma City Council and rest assured the interests of the citizens will come before the interests of profits and development.  Voting for Dennis will be a step toward realizing our more inclusive and forward trending city. "

Dr. Mahtab Danai, MD & UCD Alumni

 

"This is Dr. Dennis Pocekay, the most kind, humble, and generous person I have ever known. I am proud to call him my life role model and mentor. On the first day of public health class in January 2015, I asked him to join our UC Davis RIVER team. After our conversation, he not only agreed to join our team, but he believed in our group of undergrads so much that he agreed to take on the huge responsibility of being our first medical director. We were all overwhelmed by his kindness. No doctor had even agreed to work with us at this point most often because we lacked enough money, infrastructure, and insurance. Since then, he has helped mentor our team into what it is today. Besides his key role in RIVER, Dr. Pocekay teaches and organizes UC Davis' first undergraduate public health class for free, volunteers at student-run clinics, works as a substitute teacher, among other volunteer positions in health care. He gives me so much hope that a person can remain kind, generous, optimistic, and selfless throughout their entire career and beyond. He has inspired so many students besides myself, and I thought he deserved a shout out. He's a role model for all of us."

Raymond Chau, MPH student UC Berkeley & UCD Alumni

 

"I proudly endorse Dr. Pocekay for Petaluma City Council. As a former student of his public health class, he taught us to think critically of the public health issues our communities faced and inspired me to pursue a career dedicated to achieving health equity."

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