Tom Schwedhelm Candidate Statement

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District 6 Candidate

Tom Schwedhelm

Retired Police Chief

​3508 Banyon Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 975-0810


Four years ago, you elected me to the Santa Rosa City Council.  My previous experience as your Chief of Police has greatly assisted me in addressing the most challenging issues facing our City.

Recovery/rebuilding from the devastating October 2017 fires, our current homeless situation and housing for all are our biggest priorities.  I have been involved with Coffey Strong since shortly after its formation. I have tried to ensure that the needs of those trying to rebuild are being addressed in the timeliest fashion.  

We continue to develop strategies to address our current homeless situation versus just trying to manage the situation.  We have worked hard to remove barriers hindering the most efficient building of affordable and market rate housing.

While District elections are new to Santa Rosa, my family is fortunate having lived and raised our children here in District 6 since 1987.

As your Councilmember, I have demonstrated the ability to collaborate with a vast variety of stakeholders.  With your support, I will continue to put my energy and skills towards solving the City's problems, not creating them.

I ask for your vote on Tuesday, November 6.