David Rabbitt is running for a third term on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, he said in an interview last week.
“I am running again,” Rabbitt told the Argus-Courier. “I feel like there is more work I need to do.”
An architect and former Petaluma City Councilman, Rabbitt was first elected to the board of supervisors in 2010, defeating former Petaluma Mayor Pam Torliatt. He was reelected in 2014 over John King.
A voice of fiscal responsibility, Rabbitt co-chaired an ad hoc committee on the county’s pension crisis. He has also worked on several transportation issues, helping oversee the launch of the SMART train as a board member of the rail agency, and working to improve county roads and widen Highway 101 as a member of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. Rabbitt also serves on the Golden Gate Bridge district.
Rabbitt said he would like to continue working on fixing roads and completing the Highway 101 widening project. He also said there is more work to do to solve the regional housing crisis, especially after wildfires decimated parts of Sonoma County.
A Democrat, Rabbitt so far does not have an announced challenger in the June 2018 primary.