Jim Wood is the current Assemblyman for district 2, which stretches the coast from the state’s northwestern border to Santa Rosa. Before he was elected to the assembly in 2014, he was on the Healdsburg City Council for 8 years, including 2 years as the mayor. Since being elected to the assembly, he has been appointed as Chair of the Select Committee on the Digital Divide in rural California, as Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture and to the Assembly Committees on Natural Resources, Business and Professions, Health, Rules and Appropriations.
Assemblyman Wood is a nationally recognized expert in forensic dentistry and prior to his career in public service, operated a family practice in Cloverdale for more than 25 years. He is a member of a national emergency response team that has been called to the sites of many national disasters and attacks, such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and California wilderness fires. One of Wood’s priorities is environmental causes and he has authored many bills on our natural resources, including legislation that cracks down on illegal cannabis growth in our forests, incentivizes solar installations and requires greater water conservation.