|Yolo County Board of Supervisors District 2|
|2008-2010 (Mayor Pro Tem)|
|<don.saylor AT yolocounty DOT org>|
|625 Court Street, Room 204|
|Woodland, CA 95695|
|Board of Supervisors - Disctrict 2|
Don Saylor is a member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, representing the second district. He was a member of the City Council who was first elected in 2004, and who was re-elected in June 2008. His first term was from March 2004 to June 2008. During his second term (2008-2010) he served two years as Mayor Pro Tem (2008-2010) and then would have served two years as the Mayor (2010-2012) (see below). In June 2010 Don was pronounced Mayor and served in this position until January 2011, where he took his office as Supervisor.
Prior to being elected as a councilmember, Saylor served on the Davis school board from 1995-2003. He was president of the board in 1998 and 2000.
Check out Don Saylor's Biography on the Yolo County website.
Yolo County Board of Supervisors
On 2009-10-02, Don held "Yolo Fest", a kick-off fund raiser for his bid to run for Yolo County supervisor in 2010. Don was elected County Supervisor in the 2010 Election and so will only serve 2 1/2 years out of 4 years of his City Council seat.
This has caused some controversy about when he should resign and how his successor is to be chosen. If he were to resign early, a new election could be held for him at the same time as the regular 2010 November election. However, he has said that he owes it to the voters who elected him to stay until January 2011, when he will resign to become County Supervisor. This leaves the remaining Council with two choices to replace him: 1) hold a special election, at an estimated cost of $300,000 when the city budget is already strained or 2) select a successor, which some (e.g., Sue Greenwald) see as undemocratic. Letters to the editor of the The Davis Enterprise suggest that many are unhappy with Saylor's decision not to resign early, although of course there are some who support the decision. This may have something to do with Saylor receiving only 3442 out of 5343 votes , or 64% (as estimated by the Vanguard), even though he was running unopposed.
Positions on controversial issues
Halema Buzayan case: He was quoted in an opinion column in the Davis Enterprise as saying "Every specific (police misconduct) case that has been raised has been shown to be without merit. ... We have yet to see any of the flagrant abuses that have been described. In fact, every time we look they are not there."
Measure J debate: Saylor has said he supports the concept behind Measure J but thinks it should undergo a thorough review before being reestablished.
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