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Tested leadership for challenging times

Through good times and bad, I’ve been proud to serve on the Rohnert Park City Council, including five times as Mayor. I’m a 35 year resident of G section. A native of Scotland, I’ve been a naturalized citizen since 1970. My professional career, as a scientist, administrator and educator, was with the US Environmental Protection Agency. 

I initiated the first Urban Growth Boundary campaign, and chaired both the Rohnert Park and Sonoma County Bicycle Committees, which helped expand our bicycle paths. While serving on the Rohnert Park City Council, I have been a leader on SMART, helped create the first Regional Climate Protection Authority, and served as Chair of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Sonoma County Water Advisory Committee, and other key leadership positions. Through these roles, I have furthered the interests of Rohnert Park.

I work hard, show up, have a sense of humor, and continue to maintain my enthusiasm for city government. I would appreciate your vote so that I can help lead our City through the challenging times ahead.

-Jake Mackenzie, Vice Mayor, Rohnert Park

Jake is an independent voice, providing proven leadership on important issues for Rohnert Park:

  • Balancing the City Budget, even in tough times like this year, without reducing services

  • Renewing our 20 year Urban Growth Boundary

  • Approving affordable housing, including housing currently being built

  • Obtaining funds to widen 101, improve our local streets and expand our bike and walking paths

  • Ensuring our water supply is safe and adequate as we grow

  • Expanding and improving our parks and recreation facilities

In these challenging times, Jake has the experience to ensure Rohnert Park’s healthy future by:

  • Implementing our Strategic Plan, focusing on fiscal responsibility and innovation

  • Insisting on a robust Climate Change Element as part of our new General Plan

  • Implementing the “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance” pledge through listening and then taking action

  • Providing more housing of all types

  • Maintaining our services for seniors and children

  • Working closely with the County, neighboring cities, the Tribal government and Sonoma State University

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Jake Mackenzie


1536 Gladstone Way,

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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