Supervisor, District 1

Board of Supervisors, District 1

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Cassandra James53.5%
7,385 votes
Michael Wilson46.4%
6,401 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Why does this race matter? 

Two candidates are vying to replace Supervisor Erin Hannigan, who is retiring this year after serving three terms representing the Vallejo area. The race comes as a billionaire-backed group aims to convince Solano voters to approve the development of a new city on a vast stretch of county farmland.

What does a county supervisor do? 

Supervisors govern county programs and departments and approve the county budget. Their largest area of spending is traditionally health care and human services. Supervisors are also responsible for local jails and elections, and they make decisions on law enforcement and housing in unincorporated areas of the county. If a supervisor candidate receives over 50% of the vote in the primary, they take office for a four-year term. Otherwise, the top two candidates face off in the November general election. 

Candidates

Cassandra James
Cassandra JamesCommunity Development Specialist, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
Michael Wilson
Michael WilsonCurrent District Representative, Supervisor Erin Hannigan

Key Supporters

This list represents notable organizations and individuals who have taken a position on the ballot measure or candidate, or who are funding campaigns in support or opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

For James

  • Mia Bonta, state Assembly member 
  • Solano County Democratic Party
  • Wanda Williams, supervisor, Solano County
  • Mina Loera-Diaz, vice mayor, Vallejo 
  • Malia Cohen, state controller

For Wilson

  • Erin Hannigan, supervisor, Solano County
  • Bill Dodd, state senator
  • Mitch Mashburn, supervisor, Solano County 
  • Mike Thompson, U.S. representative 
  • Solano County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, questionnaires, statements made at debates and public events, and past news coverage.

A billionaire-backed group called California Forever is buying a huge swath of land in Solano County in the hopes of building a new city. What is your position on the project and how do you plan to advocate for the interests of existing residents?

James says she doesn’t believe Solano County needs a new city. “One of my priorities is to protect open space and prioritize investments in existing cities,” specifically Vallejo, she says. Revitalizing the county’s existing cities means standing up to the project’s planners who want to “paint over our fragile habitats and also silence our family farmers.”
Wilson says, “We need housing and we need job opportunities. And I appreciate people who look at Solano County as a great place for families and workers.” But he adds that he wouldn’t support a project that would have adverse impacts on the county’s seven cities, and says protecting Travis Air Force Base is a top priority.

How do you plan to make sure Vallejo and the rest of the county build enough affordable housing units to meet the state’s requirements?

James says a proposed regional housing bond measure could bring necessary funds to the county. She points to her current work with the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office. “I manage a portfolio, ensuring that federal, state and local dollars keep their most vulnerable residents not only housed, but having access, quality and affordable housing,” she says.
Wilson says, “Housing on all levels is very important, and Vallejo has a good amount of low-income housing.” He believes there are opportunities for more housing on Mare Island, East Vallejo and the Solano County Fairgrounds, and says all of the county’s cities are equipped to provide the necessary balance of housing options.

Homelessness is a persistent issue throughout the Bay Area. What is your approach to getting and keeping people off the streets?

James says addressing homelessness begins with prevention. She believes the county is understaffed, preventing local governments from adequately providing services. As supervisor, she would push for investments in nonprofit partnerships, eviction prevention, voucher and guaranteed-income programs and transitional housing. She would also draw on her experience working in a San Francisco navigation center, where she helped connect unhoused residents to various local agencies and services.
Wilson says homelessness needs to be addressed on multiple fronts. That includes overnight shelters, mental health and addiction treatment, and housing. “We need to match these housing options for the homeless with opportunities for them to return to society and have work opportunities,” he says. As a district representative for Supervisor Hannigan, he says he helped Vallejo open Blue Oak Landing, an apartment community for previously unhoused people.

Vallejo recently committed to a set of police reforms after the state found that the department engaged in a pattern of unreasonable force. How would you ensure the city institutes those reforms while also addressing public safety concerns?

James says she would work with Vallejo leaders and the state Attorney General’s Office to make sure reforms are properly implemented and long-lasting. She would also aim to keep the public informed throughout the process, and says she hopes to learn from successful strategies in other Bay Area cities, including Oakland’s Ceasefire program and San Francisco’s Community Ambassador patrols.
Wilson says, “What I do not like to see is [when] people don't feel safe calling the police department.” He says he supports the reform work the city is doing to comply with the state’s mandates. But he also believes the police department is understaffed, to the detriment of public safety.

More Solano County Results

U.S. House of Representatives, District 4

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Lou Correa (D)(incumbent)
David Pan (R)
Race called at 8:00 PM PT on March 5, 2024
100% precincts reportingAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

U.S. House of Representatives, District 7

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Doris Matsui (D)(incumbent)56.4%
89,456 votes
Tom Silva (R)30.8%
48,920 votes
David Mandel (D)12.6%
20,046 votes
Race called at 5:00 PM PT on March 8, 2024
99.96% of votes countedAssociated Press
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U.S. House of Representatives, District 8

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Rudy Recile (R)
John Garamendi (D)(incumbent)
Race called at 8:00 PM PT on March 5, 2024
100% precincts reportingAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

State Senate, District 3

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Thom Bogue (R)27.8%
61,776 votes
Christopher Cabaldon (D)26.5%
59,041 votes
Rozzana Verder-Aliga (D)20.4%
45,546 votes

Race called at 6:24 PM PT on March 14, 2024
100% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

State Assembly, District 11

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Lori Wilson (D)(incumbent)50.1%
50,085 votes
Dave Ennis (R)26.1%
26,074 votes
Wanda Wallis (R)14.6%
14,638 votes

Race called at 6:01 PM PT on March 7, 2024
100% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Superior Court Judge, Department 15

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Bryan J. Kim54.9%
44,865 votes
Mike Thompson45%
36,844 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Board of Supervisors, District 1

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Cassandra James53.5%
7,385 votes
Michael Wilson46.4%
6,401 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Board of Supervisors, District 2

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Monica Brown(incumbent)55%
10,951 votes
Rochelle Sherlock29.2%
5,817 votes
Nora Dizon15.7%
3,135 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Board of Supervisors, District 5

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Mitch Mashburn(incumbent)62.6%
11,210 votes
Chadwick J. Ledoux37.3%
6,678 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Sacramento County Board of Education

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Heather Davis(incumbent)81%
2,960 votes
Shazleen Khan18.9%
690 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Measure A

Benicia. Hotel tax. Passes with majority vote.

Yes77.6%
7,869 votes
No22.3%
2,267 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Measure B

Benicia. Sales tax. Passes with majority vote.

Yes72.1%
7,335 votes
No27.8%
2,829 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Measure C

Benicia Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes62.4%
6,316 votes
No37.5%
3,796 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County

Measure N

Davis Joint Unified School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes33.3%
5 votes
No66.6%
10 votes
Updated at 7:08 PM PT on March 28, 2024
Solano County