CA Assembly District 1 - Remember to Vote in Special Election August 27
CA Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed Tuesday, August 27 as the date of the special primary election to fill the CA Assembly District 1 vacancy created when Brian Dahle moved up to the State Senate. There are five candidates running in that primary. If any candidate receives 50+1% (a majority) of the vote on August 27, no general election will be needed. If no candidate receives a majority, then a special general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5. CATTPAC will not be interviewing or endorsing candidates for the August 27 special primary election.
Truckee Town Council Appointment News
Nine candidates applied for the vacant seat caused by the resignation of Truckee Vice Mayor Morgan Goodwin. CATTPAC has decided not to interview/endorse for this vacancy, which will be filled by a Town Council appointment. Expected date of Council’s selection is Tuesday, August 27.
Meet Your CATTPAC Board – Director Joan de Ryk Jones
Joan Jones was born and raised in Truckee. After graduating from Truckee High, Joan attended UC Davis and transferred to California State University, Sacramento where she completed her studies of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Joan returned to Truckee and worked for Northstar at Tahoe and then GarWoods Grill and Pier. In 1998, she joined Corda Construction. In 2012, Joan earned her contractor’s license and became a partner with John Corda, forming Jones Corda Construction. In 2016, as John retired, she took on the role of President and sole owner of Jones Corda Construction. In 2018, Joan became licensed in Nevada. Joan and John Corda joined CATT in its inaugural year. Corda Construction, and then Jones Corda Construction, has been a dedicated and loyal member of CATT for many years.
Joan is married to Russ and has one daughter, Katy, who together run the other family business, Truckee River Winery. Joan is very active in the community and was on the Truckee Town Council from 2008-2016, serving as Mayor twice.
After retiring from the Town Council, Joan wanted to continue to give back and joined the CATTPAC to work on local elections. Joan notes, “When I served on the Council, CATT was one of the very few watch dog agencies that was providing feedback about how government rules and regulations were affecting local businesses, and specifically the local contracting community. I wanted to support and promote this work. Through CATTPAC, we have the opportunity to endorse those candidates that we feel will represent the overall business/construction community and put forth a local perspective. During my tenure on the CATTPAC board, I hope to encourage and promote candidates to run for all the local agencies. These candidates will push for a fair, business-friendly environment but will also look after the long-term health of our community.”
Jones Corda Construction is licensed in California and Nevada, primarily building custom homes in the North Tahoe/Truckee area but also doing commercial projects in Reno/Sparks. Jones Corda Construction has 50 employees and self-performs all carpentry and painting activities. Joan explains, “We pride ourselves in high quality work that matches the expectation of our clients.”
Joan can be reached at 530.583.5150 or email@example.com
What is CATTPAC?
CATTPAC is an acronym for the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee. CATTPAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization sponsored by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. CATTPAC was created in 2002 to address the need for better representation of the construction industry in all levels of government. CATTPAC is a CA-registered Political Action Committee focused on candidates and ballot measures, FPPC # 1247901. CATTPAC is funded by CATT General Fund monies and member contributions.
CATTPAC Goals for 2019:
1. Refresh the CATTPAC webpage
2. Update the SOP describing the candidate interview and endorsement process
3. Continue to add new members to the CATTPAC Board
4. Continue outreach to CATT and the Public
CATTPAC's MISSION is: The CATT Political Action Committee will raise funds and industry and public awareness in order to support political candidates, initiatives, measures, and campaigns that support the best interests of the building industry in our region.
2019 CATTPAC Board of Directors
(L to R): Jim Easterbrook, Mitch Clarin, Mike Rodarte, Mick Horn, Kristine Keck, Peter Greenberger, Joan Jones, Meghan Behm. Not pictured: Jim Porter.
Chairman: Mitch Clarin, Mitchell T. Clarin
Vice Chairman: Peter Greenberger, Pacwest Construction & Development, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Mike Rodarte, Truckee North Tahoe Materials
Meghan Behm, Sierra Crest Cabinets
Jim Easterbrook, Easterbrook Painting, Inc.
Mick Horn, The Michael Horn Co., Inc.
Joan Jones, Jones Corda Construction, Inc.
Kristine Keck, Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.
Jim Porter, Porter Simon, P.C.