Linda Deos had her sights set on another City Council run earlier this year.
Having just missed out on a council seat in the 2018 election, when she finished third in a field of nine candidates seeking two open seats, Deos was ready for another go in March 2020 when three council seats were expected to be on the ballot.
By March of this year, she had formed a Deos for City Council 2020 campaign committee and was already receiving campaign contributions.
Among those supporting her effort: Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza, who had also supported her 2018 City Council run. Provenza even personally handed Deos a check at a gathering earlier this summer, she said.
But Deos began rethinking a council run in June after attending a Board of Supervisors meeting to speak in support of a resolution on Pride Month.
Looking up at the dais, she was struck, she said, by what she saw: an elected governing board composed of five men. In fact, there has not been a woman on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors since 2010.
“It really hit me,” Deos said. “Is this who we are?”
The Board of Supervisors, she noted, makes critical decisions on a gamut of issues affecting women, including health care, child welfare, child care and more.
“And there’s five men making those decisions,” said Deos.
Posted on 13 Jan 2020, 16:30 - Category: In The News