Senator Lois Wolk has a record of public service that stretches more than 20 years, as a Mayor, County Supervisor and Legislator. In her time in office, Lois has garnered strong bipartisan support in every election. She has represented nearly half of the registered voters in the new 3rd District, most of them for ten years or more.
During her three terms in the Assembly and her first term in the State Senate, Lois has been a leader on agriculture, water and flood management, veteran affairs, elder abuse, education, transportation and more. She currently chairs the powerful Senate Governance and Finance Committee and previously chaired the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee for four years. She is widely recognized as a problem solver who tackles serious issues, including authorship of SB14, a bipartisan measure to establish a performance-based budget process for California.
The new 3rd District has robust wine and agriculture industries and Lois has a record that matches well. She has served as a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Wine, Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Olive Oil and Emerging Products and author of numerous measures to support agriculture. She is recognized widely as the Legislature’s strongest advocate for protecting the Delta and Northern California water. She currently represents four of the five Delta Counties and would continue to do so in the new 3rd District (representing Contra Costa County instead of San Joaquin).
Lois Wolk has won the immediate support of many of the longest serving leaders of the communities that make up the new SD3, including Congressman Mike Thompson, Congressman George Miller,Congressman John Garamendi and Senator Noreen Evans. A hard working campaigner, the 3rd Senate District has been uniformly counted as “Safe Democratic – Wolk” by prognosticators from both political parties.