VACAVILLE — Tracy Mitchell, who established his advertising agency 10 years ago, said Wednesday he is running for the Solano County Supervisor’s District 4 post now held by John Vasquez.
Mitchell, 50, spoke in Town Square about his election campaign to represent the county supervisor district that includes Vacaville and Dixon.
He said after the announcement that Trade Mark Advertising in Vacaville continued through the tough economic times of recent years.
“It speaks a lot to my willingness to work hard and see it through,” Mitchell said.
The Vacaville resident spoke about his love for the area and the assets of Solano County that include great access to the San Francisco Bay and the Delta. Crime rates are among issues that the county has to deal with, Mitchell said.
His county supervisor run is his first try for public office.
“Today was ground zero,” he said. “We’re at the start of our campaign.”
Mitchell was born in San Diego County and grew up in Siskiyou County. He said his business background, including work in marketing and promotion, is among skills he’ll bring as a county supervisor. His campaign pits him against a part of the political establishment, Mitchell said, but he’s prepared.
“I’m definitely up for it,” the Vacaville resident said. “I have confidence I can get it done.”
Incumbent Supervisor Vasquez, Dixon City Councilman Thom Bogue and Vacaville residents Gerald Clift and Eugene Ray are also candidates for the post. Ray, who also announced his candidacy Wednesday, said he and Mitchell both attend The Father’s House church in Vacaville.
“He’s a nice fellow,” Ray said of Mitchell.
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