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Napa CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 5

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Belia Ramos

Supervisor, 5th District
4,322 votes (53.17%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Belia has helped relieve traffic congestion, maintain roads and improve safety. She’ll continue to secure much-needed transportation funding and fight for higher-paying local jobs so residents don’t have to commute long distances to work every day.
  • Belia has fought to ensure housing is accessible for everyone, funding 300+ affordable housing units and helping low-income families secure housing. She will continue to balance the need for affordable housing with protections for our natural areas.
  • Belia was there for us in our greatest time of need. During and after the October 2017 wildfires, Ramos advocated for all Napa County residents at the state and national level. She'll continue to ensure we are prepared for the next emergency.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Napa Co Supervisor, Small Business Owner, Attorney
Supervisor, Napa County District 5 — Elected position (2016–current)
Board Member, 25th Agricultural District Board — Appointed position (2012–2018)
Council member, American Canyon City Council — Elected position (2010–2016)

Education

University of California, Hastings College of Law Juris Doctor, Civil Litigation (2004)
Saint Mary's College of California Bachelor's of Science, Business Administration and Economics (1999)

Biography

Belia Ramos has served on the Napa County Board of Supervisors since January 2017, representing the Fifth District. Born and raised in Napa County, Belia is a small business owner, attorney and community activist who is dedicated to making Napa County a great place to live, work and raise a family.

On the Board of Supervisors, Belia has been instrumental in advocating for increased transportation funding specifically addressing the congested conditions in Southern Napa County.  As the County's representative on the Association of Bay Area Governments (the regional council of governments), she is on the front lines advocating for the balance between housing demands, transportation improvements and our rural county nature.

Prior to serving on the Board she served on the American Canyon City Council for six years. On the City Council, Belia has played an integral role on issues such as budget, public safety, traffic and transportation, public education, watershed conservation and the arts. She was the incorporator and board member of the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation and Napa Valley Crime Stoppers. In 2012, Belia was appointed by Governor Brown to the 25th Agricultural District Board (Napa Town and Country Fair) until she resigned in 2018.

 

She is also an active community volunteer, providing her time and legal skills to a number of local non-profits and issue campaigns.

 

Belia is the President of Raise the Bar, LLC (a bar exam preparation company) and a former Visiting Lecturer of Law at UC Davis School of Law. Prior to embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, she practiced law in the area of Employment Counseling and Litigation and has worked as an aide to Congressman Mike Thompson.

 

After attending St. Mary’s College and UC Hastings College of the Law, Belia returned to American Canyon to continue her commitment to public service and currently resides there with her family.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Firefighters Local 1186
  • Congressman Mike Thompson
  • CA State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Organizations (1)

  • SEIU 1021

Elected Officials (26)

  • Former CA State Senator Lois Wolk
  • American Canyon Mayor Leon Garcia
  • Napa County Supervisor Ryan Gregory
  • Former Napa County Planning Commissioner Terry Scott
  • Former Napa Valley Planning Commissioner Mike Basayne
  • Napa County Democratic Central Committee Member Robert Ross
  • Napa County Democratic Central Committee Member Eric Knight
  • Former Trustee of Napa Valley College Brenda Knight
  • Yountville Town Council Member Marita Dorenbecher
  • Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan
  • Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore
  • Napa County Board of Education Member Don Huffman
  • Napa Valley College Board of Trustees Member Jeff Dodd
  • Napa Valley College Board of Trustees President Kyle Iverson
  • Napa County Auditor-Controller Tracey Schulze
  • Napa County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jim Hudak
  • Napa County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Nemko
  • Napa City Council Member Scott Sedgley
  • Napa City Council Member Mary Luros
  • Napa City Council Member Liz Alessio
  • Napa Mayor Jil Techel
  • American Canyon Vice Mayor David Oro
  • Napa County Sheriff John Robertson
  • Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley
  • Napa County Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht
  • Napa County Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza

Individuals (46)

  • Damon Wright
  • Blanca Wright
  • Fanny Woo
  • Stephanie Vinatieri
  • Dan Vinatieri
  • Susanna Truchard
  • Evie Trevethan
  • Janelle Sellick
  • Tom Ritchey
  • Salvador Ramos
  • Anthony Quicho
  • Tom Phillips
  • Pam Phillips
  • Rich Peterson
  • Anne Payne
  • Ana Oro Ritchey
  • Patricia Oro
  • Arvind Nischal
  • Denise Mortimore
  • Teena Miller
  • Krysten Miles
  • Hope Lugo
  • Marisa Loza
  • Fran Lemos
  • Kasama Lee
  • Father Fred Kutubebi
  • Caryn Kuykendall-Dado
  • Patti Krueger
  • Tracey Jones
  • Sean Hughes
  • Joy Hilton
  • Jim Heaphy
  • Jonathan Hall
  • Gina Griggs-Giordano
  • Lety Elayda
  • Gerard Dsiu
  • Megan Dominici
  • Megan Dameron
  • Barry Christian
  • Lani Burguin
  • Suzanne Bronk
  • Adrienne Boudreaux
  • Milan Bautista
  • Rose Barrero
  • Lita Bautista
  • Reggie Barrero

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