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October 1, 2020
"Vote for the ones who show up"
Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor shared his thoughts about Wilkerson's candidacy in the Davis Enterprise, saying, "Kelly Wilkerson is the perfect candidate for Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees... She is driven by passion to serve every student. There is nobody I trust more to represent us." You can read more here.
September 30, 2020
Wilkerson endorsed by the Davis Teachers Association, others
The Davis Teachers Association endorsed Wilkerson, saying, "She has a clear vision and depth of understanding of the issues in the Los Rios Community College District to serve as an effective trustee." Read more here.
Wilkerson has garnered other key endorsements in recent weeks including from the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, the Yolo County Democratic Party, the Sacramento Central Labor Union, the SEIU, and the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce, among others.
September 27, 2020
Elk Grove Tribune: Getting to Know Kelly
Check out this profile of Kelly in the Elk Grove Tribune!
August 13, 2020
Wilkerson endorsed by the Democratic Party of Sacramento County
With a vote of 93%-7%, the membership of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County voted to endorse Wilkerson's campaign on Thursday night.
Kelly noted that she is "honored and thrilled" to have earned this important endorsement.
August 7, 2020
Wilkerson files candidacy papers
Kelly Wilkerson submitted final papers and ballot statements at both the Sacramento County and Yolo County Elections Offices on Aug. 7.
Wilkerson is running for the Los Rios Community College Governing Board in District 4, which includes the western half of Elk Grove, West Sacramento, and Davis.
In her ballot statement, Wilkerson stressed her decade of experience as an advocate for three community college groups: the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the California Federation of Teachers’ Community College Council, and the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges. She also recounted her decision to change careers and become a public high school teacher because of her commitment to making a difference in the lives of young people.
May 23, 2020
Davis Enterprise: Davis teacher runs for Los Rios Community College trustee
Kelly's campaign was featured in the Community News section of the Davis Enterprise. Read more here.
May 12, 2020
"One strong candidate..."
Bob Dunning of The Davis Enterprise commented on Kelly's campaign. Read more here.
April 29, 2020
Wilkerson launches campaign for Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees
Letters to 700 community leaders and supporters have been sent announcing that Kelly Wilkerson is running for an open seat on the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees.
April 26, 2020
In the news: Davis High yearbook provides bittersweet finale
Like all educators, Wilkerson has had to move instruction online. The Davis Enterprise reported on what that looks like for one high school tradition: the student-produced yearbook. Read more here.
April 17, 2020
Trustee candidate announces campaign committee
Kelly Wilkerson, running to represent Service Area 4 on the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, announced members of her campaign committee on April 17.
Sally Madden, former Chair of the City of Davis Human Relations Commission and a community college graduate, will serve as treasurer, with the help of Steve Nyholm and Matt Holland. The communications sub-committee includes many long-time community activists including Meghan Miller, Elisabeth Dubin, Karen Adams, and Lyra Halprin. Social media efforts will be led by Kari Peterson, Beth Foraker, and Dakotah Sturla. Rachel Beck, Kate Sturla, Chris Craig-Veit, Kathy Miura, and Carolina Sturla will lead the data and strategy team.
Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, Yolo County Office of Education Trustees Melissa Moreno and Shelton Yip, and retired Yolo County Office of Education Superintendent Jesse Ortiz are also advising the campaign, helping with policy and endorsements.