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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of Santa RosaCandidate for Council Member, Council District 4

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Dorothy Beattie

Small Business Owner
4,196 votes (38.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Recover and rebuild from last October's wildfires.
  • Provide the affordable housing we need.
  • Create measurable programs to address homelessness.

Experience

Education

San Jose State University Bachelor's Degree (Cum Laude), Business Management
Columbia University Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA -- Dean's Scholar), Finance and Accounting

Biography

Dorothy Beattie is ready to roll up her sleeves and work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for Santa Rosans as a member of the City Council.  Dorothy is not seeking a job or a political career. She really loves this place we all call home. She wants to help our community thrive.  Our community is in a crisis – a fiscal one – at the same time, we are trying to address fire recovery, a housing shortage and a homeless problem.

On a smaller scale, Dorothy works to help others. She’s helped renters purchase their own homes and volunteers with United Way, where she’s prepared more than 3,000 tax returns over the last eight years for people in need. Dorothy is a business owner, landlord and community advocate. She has enjoyed a successful career working in both large and small companies as an executive in banking and finance.

Dorothy is running for City Council to put her skills to work for the betterment of our community. She holds an MBA from Columbia University with a focus on finance and accounting. She also holds a real estate brokerage license, where she has helped her own tenants purchase homes by teaching them financial skills, foregoing a majority of her commission on the sale of these homes and providing a free month’s rent to help them save up for a down payment. Across the board, she also charges fair rental rates, again helping her tenants put away funds for a down payment on their first home.

There is no doubt, Dorothy truly cherishes our community and all of us who live here. Her goal is to work together to make it a better place. Dorothy is an experienced leader and team player ready to get the job done!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • First Responders: Santa Rosa Firefighters Assn., Santa Rosa Police Officers' Assn. & Santa Rosa Police & Fire Management
  • Santa Rosa City Councilmembers John Sawyer, Tom Schwedhelm and Ernesto Olivares
  • Former Santa Rosa Mayors Donna Born, Jane Bender, Janet Condron, Sharon Wright and Mike Martini

Organizations (5)

  • First Responders: Santa Rosa Firefighters Assn., Santa Rosa Police Officers' Assn. & Santa Rosa Police & Fire Management
  • Sonoma County Alliance and Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • North Bay Leadership Council
  • North Bay Association of Realtors (NorBAR)
  • Northern California Engineering Contractors Association

Elected Officials (3)

  • Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane
  • Santa Rosa City Councilmembers John Sawyer, Tom Schwedhelm and Ernesto Olivares
  • Former Santa Rosa Mayors Donna Born, Jane Bender, Janet Condron, Sharon Wright and Mike Martini

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