by Wine Business
The future of Napa Valley’s farmland, sustainability and fire prevention were among the issues candidates running for Napa County supervisors discussed this week.
The six candidates gathered Monday at CIA at Copia in Napa to answer questions prepared by a committee of Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers members. Both organizations stressed they do not endorse political candidates.
The format was designed “to understand a little more about where everybody is coming from,” said Cyril Chappellet, Chappellet Vineyard’s president and CEO and Napa Valley Vintners’ board chairman.
Monday’s panel included one incumbent – Belia Ramos of American Canyon. The other candidates were Liz Alessio, a Napa city councilwoman; Doris Gentry, a former Napa city councilwoman; Amber Manfree, a scientist and environmental activist; and Mariam Aboudamous, an American Canyon city councilwoman; and Peter “Pete” Mott, a former Napa city councilman and businessman.