About Jim


In the state Assembly, Jim Wood continues to provide leadership on the key issues.  As the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee he is working on real solutions to the problems we face – more healthcare providers, keeping hospitals and nursing homes open, and expanding the Affordable Care Act.

Fighting the Drug Companies

Wood has targeted drug companies and the middleman who raise prices on prescription drugs. His work has helped pass one of the toughest laws in the nation to bring more transparency to drug prices.

Opposing the Trump Oil Drilling Plan

Working with other State and Federal elected, Wood has fought the Trump plan that would open our coastline to oil drilling.  This scheme would hurt the North Coast – damaging our economy and the precious coastal environment.

Real Solutions for our Healthcare Crisis

Wood is leading the Select Committee that is tasked with finding real solutions to the problems our healthcare system is facing. These issues range from a lack of healthcare providers to higher premium costs. He is also working to keep nursing homes open and bring more health care providers to rural areas.

Assemblyman Jim Wood was elected to represent the 2nd Assembly District in November 2014—a district that includes all of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties, as well as northern and coastal Sonoma County.

Prior to the Assembly, Jim served on the Healdsburg Planning Commission for four years before winning a seat on Healdsburg’s City Council where he served for eight years, two terms as Mayor. Jim is a native Californian and has lived in Sonoma County since 1987. A dentist by training, Jim opened and operated a successful family dental practice in Cloverdale for over 25 years. He is a nationally recognized expert in forensic dentistry and is the designated forensic dentist for Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin Counties. A member of a national emergency response team, he was called to the World Trade Center after 9/11, to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and recently served as part of the emergency response team helping to identify victims of the fires that devastated our communities Lake.


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