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Supervisor Wendy Thomas

District 3


(530) 621-5652; fax: (530) 622-3645


After becoming successful placer miners in 1850, Wendy Thomas’ ancestors became Placerville business owners. Born and raised in Placerville, Thomas was elected to the Placerville City Council in 2010. She is the first female supervisor in District 3. As a supervisor, Thomas says she is committed to working toward common-sense, common-ground solutions while keeping El Dorado County rural, relevant and economically viable. After earning bachelor’s degrees in business administration and fine arts, she earned a master’s degree in political science from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020.

First elected: June 2020

Day job: Partner at Hangtown Village Square and Puthuff Family Partnership.

Notable quote: “I look forward to working with you to ensure that our county remains rural, relevant and economically vital.” (Source: Facebook)

Committee, board and commission assignments: Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Joint Powers Authority, Behavioral Health Commission, Community Action Council, El Dorado County Youth Commission, Evelyn Horn Scholarship Committee, Golden State Finance Authority, Local Agency Formation Commission, National Association of Counties, Rural County Representatives of California, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority, South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority, South Lake Tahoe Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board, Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Transportation District, Transit Authority, Transit Commission and the El Dorado County Water Agency.

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Housing development, financial stability, county workforce satisfaction and healthy communities all were part of El Dorado County Chair of the Board of Supervisors Wendy Thomas’ State of the County address.

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Wendy Thomas has announced she will not seek a second term as District 3 supervisor, explaining that “family is calling her back.” But she is committed to serve her full term as “there is much work to be done.”

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The Fair Political Practices Commission has dropped a conflict of interest inquiry aimed at District 3 Supervisor Wendy Thomas, who claims the anonymous complaint that sparked it was “a nasty political hit piece meant to discredit me and derail plans for a [homeless] navigation center.”

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A California Fair Political Practices Commission complaint has postponed the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ plans to build a homeless navigation center and shelter in Placerville. District 3 Supervisor Wendy Thomas recused herself from a July 27 vote on the center, pending clearance from the FPPC. The supervisors continued the matter to Aug. 23.
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