Stephen Zollman is an army veteran with a Masters degree in health law, a JD, and an MBA, and is currently representing youth and domestic violence survivors in Sonoma County. He is a former San Francisco public defender who represented youth and adults in that city for over twelve years.
Stephen currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sonoma County Legal Services, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and on the County’s Nurse Family Partnership Advisory Board. Stephen is on the Board of Directors of LANTERN, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the square footage of the Sebastopol library. He’s also a former Sebastopol Library Commissioner, and served on the boards of the Sebastopol Arts Center, and the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce.
Stephen’s priorities if elected to the city council include improving city partnerships with county, state, and federal governments in order to build capacity in Sebastopol. Other top goals include expanding the library, addressing the needs of local businesses, improving access to the city council agenda, youth mentoring, and improving safety through the pairing of mental health services with law enforcement efforts.
Stephen’s core values include social justice, celebration of diversity, care for the environment, restorative justice, and ensuring a sustainable local economy.
About those signs…
Why grassroots hand-painted signs? It’s about honoring my core value of care for the environment. All of my sign material came from previous campaigns, like Measure M and the Carl Tennenbaum for sheriff campaigns, whose signs were saved and repurposed. My signs were painted by volunteers and much of the paint used was recycled paint that is available for free from the Household Hazardous Waste Reuse Locker at the Mecham Road landfill.
We will collect the signs after the election and use them again if possible. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!