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City of Santa RosaCandidate for Council Member

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Jack Tibbetts

Renewable Energy Consultant
40,788 votes (21.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expand housing options for all residents, ensuring that growth is focused in our downtown areas and at our SMART rail stations, white continuing to preserve open space.
  • Modernize our dilapidated infrastructure by investing in our underfunded roads.
  • Combat climate change by encouraging and expanding local solar generation and electric vehicle purchases.



Profession:Executive Director at Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Executive Director, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (2016–current)
Board Member, Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Sonoma County Public Library Foundation — Appointed position (2013–current)
Advisory Board Member, Children's Humanitarian International — Appointed position (2015–current)
Advisory Board Member, Roseland University Prep High School — Appointed position (2016–current)
Director of Government and Community Relations, California Clean Power (2015–2016)
Project Coordinator, Sonoma County Economic Development Board (2014–2015)
Treasurer, Wine Country Young Democrats — Appointed position (2014–2015)


University of California at Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (current)

Community Activities

Board Member, Pediatric Surgery Initiative (2016–current)
Committee Chair, Roseland Cup Organizing Committee (2014–current)
Executive Committee Member, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (2014–current)
Coalition Member, Parks Now (2014–current)


Jack’s local roots run deep. He was born at the old Sutter Hospital on Chanate Road and attended Saint Eugene’s and Montgomery High School. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he returned to Santa Rosa. Driven by his passion for public service and our city, Jack now devotes his time to solving real problems locally: 

  • When the Roseland community called for a public library, Jack coordinated across multiple county agencies and led an effort to raise the funds needed. 

  • When our city faced tension between law enforcement officers and local youth, Jack overcame bureaucratic obstacles and organized the Roseland Cup Soccer Tournament, a now-annual soccer match that brings our community together.

  • When Winter rolls around, and many who suffer from homelessness are left without shelter, Jack’s charity Warm for the Holidays works in partnership with local businesses to provide thousands of coats and sleeping bags for those who need them.

As our councilmember, Jack will bring this same energy, hard work, and creative thinking to the table.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club

Elected Officials (2)

  • United States Congressman Mike Thompson
  • California State Senator Mark McGuire

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Jack Tibbetts understands that Santa Rosa must adapt to change, while still preserving the character that makes our city so special. He knows that if we act now, we can define the Santa Rosa that we want, rather than letting unaffordable housing costs and rising population growth define us.

Position Papers

Addressing Santa Rosa's Housing Crisis


Like many cities in the Bay Area, Santa Rosa faces an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. However, the situation is not hopeless. If action is taken, we can define the Santa Rosa that we want, rather than allowing rising housing costs and population growth define us.

Environmental Platform


A comprehensive environmental platform covering transportation, water conservation, solar reflection rooftops, permeable parking lots, reducing pollution in storm water runoff, the Santa Rosa bikeshare program, and Pay As You Save high-efficiency water fixtures.

Videos (1)

We Support Jack Tibbetts for Santa Rosa City Council — September 28, 2016 Jack Tibbetts for City Council 2016

Community members describe some of Jack's ideas and why they are voting for him.

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