07/21/16, 6:41 PM PDT | Updated: 3 days ago
Kimberly K. Fu — The Reporter Surrounded by the mayors of
Solano’s seven cities, Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Solano, thanks leaders for their
partnership, the community for their trust and her staff for their dedication.
local, state and national leaders Thursday in Fairfield, Sen. Lois Wolk,
D-Solano, was toasted again and again during the first stop on what’s being
called her “Farewell Tour.”
Leaders at the
Solano Economic Development Corporation gathering touted her integrity and her
willingness and availability to help and called her a champion of the people.
“This is a
pretty special person in my mind,” advised Congressman Mike Thompson. “We were
both elected at the same time.”
He was elected
into Congress, he joked, while she was elected to serve the “Republic of
as doing marvelous work, Thompson thanked the senator for her service.
“She’s for her
constituents and she’s always been,” he said. “She’s made sure that the people
... get their money’s worth. She works tirelessly for that.”
end of life bill, work on improving traffic-heavy roadways such as Highway 12
and dedication to water issues all are proof of her amazing abilities, he said,
and she will never be forgotten.
“I know that
Lois will always be on call,” Thompson said. “She’s checking out but she’s not
Wolk, who has
been in public service for decades, is serving her final term in office. She
was a high school teacher before entering politics, serving as a Davis city
councilwoman and two terms as that city’s mayor. From 2002-2008, she served as
representative for the Eighth Assembly District and was elected to the Senate
Bill Dodd, D-Solano, praised Wolk for her leadership and ability to get things
done a phenomenal job,” he said. “What a class act.”
Supervisor Jim Spering, on behalf of the Solano Transportation Authority,
thanked Wolk for her efforts in making Highway 12 safer.
“I can’t tell
you how many lives you’ve saved,” he said. “Solano County has absolutely been
blessed to have Lois Wolk. She’s dedicated to her constituents. ... She has
been a champion (of the people) and made a difference in saving lives.”
Thomson called Wolk a true advocate for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
while Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis said she’s a person to emulate.
“You are the
kind of public servant that all of us should strive to be,” Davis emphasized,
citing her honesty, integrity and commitment to all people.
For her part,
Wolk expressed gratitude to county leaders for their partnership.
me to do what I love the most,” she said. “Solving problems.”
She called her
staff a blessing and attributed her success in getting things done to strong
In closing, she
thanked those present for making her 14 years of service to Solano very good
“It’s been, in
my perspective, a great ride,” she said.