Yolo County Welcomes Interim Supervisor for District 3

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Mary Sandy to the Yolo County supervisor’s seat previously held by her late husband, Gary Sandy. 

District 3 supervisor Gary Sandy passed away over the summer from complications of liver cancer treatment. Newsom was tasked with selecting a person to fill the open seat.

In a press release, the governor’s office summarized Mary Sandy’s impeccable qualifications.

Sandy has served as Executive Director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing since 2011. She was Executive Director of the UC Davis School of Education CRESS Center from 2007 to 2011 and Associate Director of Teacher Education and Public School Partnerships in the California State University Chancellor’s Office from 2004 to 2007. She was a Consultant in program evaluation and research; Administrator for Teacher Development Programs and Director of Professional Services with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing from 1992 to 2003. Sandy was an Associate in Postsecondary Education Studies with the California Postsecondary Education Commission from 1986 to 1991. Sandy earned a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership for Education Equity from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Sonoma State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Sandy is a Democrat.

Members of the board praised the selection, as well as Mary Sandy’s determination to continue the legacy of her late husband. 

An election for the District 3 seat will be held on March 5. The candidates include Mary Sandy, Xóchitl Rodriguez Murillo, and Mayra Vega.

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