Rhodesia Ransom is from San Francisco and has lived in Tracy for nearly 20 years. According to campaign materials, she is running for Board of Supervisors because she wants to continue to collaborate with local groups and use her decades of community knowledge to support families and advance public safety.
Ransom is a member of the Tracy City Council, where she works to address the systemic issues in housing, education, and job growth that challenge her community. Ransom has co-founded several organizations and issue-based boards, including Sow A Seed Community Foundation, Tracy Police Activities League, and the Tracy Community Homelessness Task Force. Over the years, she has been involved in initiatives designed to improve economic outcomes in the City of Tracy, including serving 7 years on the Planning Commission, and acting as a Board Member on the San Joaquin Partnership. These efforts have provided Ransom with an understanding of how homelessness, access to education, and limited economic opportunities are interconnected issues that must be addressed comprehensively.
Ransom is running against candidates Veronica Vargas, Mateo Bedolla, and Robert Rickman. Ransom stands out as the progressive choice because of her extensive work in the community, her knowledge of local policy, and her commitment to addressing issues through strategic collaboration.
According to our analysis, Rhodesia Ransom is the strongest choice for progressive leadership in office.