Member, Board of Directors

Appointment Date: August 19, 2008

Previously Served: March 4, 1993 - March 31, 1995

(Representing the County of Sonoma)

Term of Office: January 1, 2015 through January 1, 2017

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129

(415) 923-2223


District Committee Memberships:

  • Vice Chair, Transportation Committee
  • Member, Finance-Auditing Committee
  • Member, Golden Gate Transit Amalgamated Retirement Board
  • Member, Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Retirement Investment Trust Board

Occupation/Professional Experience:

  • Principal Consultant, Sobel Communications
  • Author, Two Books including The Fighting Pattons
  • Writer, National Publications including The Wall Street Journal, Armchair General and Others
  • On-Air Political Analyst, Several Local and Regional Media Outlets

Public Service:

  • President, California 4th Agricultural District – Sonoma and Marin Counties
  • Former Vice Mayor and City Councilmember, City of Petaluma
  • Former Planning Commissioner, City of Petaluma
  • Former Chair, Sonoma County Transportation Authority
  • Former Co-Chair, Highway 101 Corridor Action Committee

Community Service:

  • Member, Bank of Marin Board of Directors
  • Past President, Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors


  • B.A., Broadcast Communication Arts, San Francisco State University