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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of AuburnCandidate for City Council

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Matt Spokely

Auburn City Councilmember/Businessman
4,448 votes (30.21%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fix Our Roads - Over the past 4 years I have pushed to increase spending on Roadway and Infrastructure Repair and Maintenance. I have a plan to use multi-year contracts to make our roadway maintenance dollars go farther.
  • Boost Our Local Economy - I want to continue with our economic development efforts we started while I was Mayor in 2017. I want to see more events like the Auburn Downtown COOP. See what else we are doing at
  • Keep Public Safety a Top Priority - Auburn's proximity to the canyon, steep terrain and wildland brush poses a continuous fire threat. The States AB 109 and Prop. 47 are pushing criminals onto our streets. Fire and Police are vital services.



Profession:Auburn City Councilman,Civil Engineer,Businessman
Principal, Wood Rodgers, Inc. (2000–current)
Chairman, Placer County Economic Development Board — Appointed position (2018–current)
Boardmember, Placer County Boys and Girls Club — Elected position (2012–current)
Councilmember, Auburn City Council — Elected position (2014–2018)
Mayor, Auburn City Council — Elected position (2017–2017)
Commissioner, Auburn Planning Commission and Historic Design Review Commission — Appointed position (2007–2014)


Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Bachelors of Science - Civil Engineering, CA Processional Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering (1993)


I have served on the Auburn City Council for the past 4 years. In 2017 I was honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Auburn.  Below I have listed some of the Boards and Commissions I am currently serving on or have served on in the past.

Auburn City Planning Commissioner - 2007 to 2014

Auburn Economic Development Commission

Auburn Transient - Homeless Taskforce Member

Auburn Endurance Capital Committee (Past Member)

Placer County Economic Development Board - Current Chairman of the Board

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

SACOG Land Use Committee

SACOG Transportation Committee (Past member)

Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board Member

Placer County Boys and Girls Club Board Member (Since 2012)

Placer County Boys and Girls Club Business Support Chairman

Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund (ACCEF), Past Board Member

Auburn Robalos Swim Team, Past President

North State Builders Industry Association Member


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Graduate, BS in Civil Engineering

California Registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE) 

30 years’ experience designing public roads, sewer, water and drainage systems

Business Owner - Wood Rodgers Engineering Inc.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (7)

  • Bridget Power, Mayor Auburn
  • Cheryl Maki, Vice Mayor Auburn
  • Dr. Bill Kirby, Councilmember Auburn
  • Jim Holmes, Chairman Placer County Supervisor
  • Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor
  • Scott Owens, Placer County District Attorney
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, Placer County Superintendent of Schools

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