By Richard Bammer
His has been a life of service, in the U.S. Air Force, as a teacher, as a Reporter columnist, and as a longtime Solano County Office of Education governing board member.
But Dixon resident Doug Ford, who represents rural District 6 on the county school board, has announced that he will not, after 17 years as a trustee, seek re-election in November.
With a caveat, however:
If no one declares their candidacy by the Aug. 10 filing deadline at the county Registrar of Voters, “Then I’ll run” and file by the close of business on that day, he said during a brief interview Friday to confirm his intentions.
If he is the sole candidate, Ford will be automatically re-elected; but, he noted, he will have the remaining board members search for a replacement shortly after he begins a fifth term.