Biography



Supervisor John M. Vasquez represents the City of Vacaville and City of Dixon, as well as unincorporated areas in the northern part of Solano County to the county line to the east (near Davis) and north (near Winters), an area that contains some of the richest farmland in the State.
 
John graduated from Vacaville High School.  During his youth, he worked on the family farm.  John gained much of his practical knowledge through real-life experiences; learning from his peers as a retail clerk, as a laborer on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, as a business owner and from fellow community leaders.  In addition, John served with the California and Alaska Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976.
 
John has spent his lifetime as a community servant, both publicly and privately, serving as the youngest Vacaville City Councilman, as Administrative Assistant to former Supervisor Bill Carroll and as Trustee of the Vacaville/Elmira Cemetery District for 17 years.  During his tenure on the Board of Supervisors, John has been selected by his fellow board members to serve as Board Chair 5 times, and is this year's Board of Supervisors Chairman.
 
Of major importance to John is the preservation of agriculture, water, public safety, transportation, veterans, seniors, economic development and the impact of poverty throughout Solano County.  John’s actions have demonstrated that a prudent, effective and fiscally responsible county government can continue to invest in its future.
 
John is married to the former Shelli Huffman and is the father of three daughters and one son.  Shelli and John are the grandparents to two grandchildren.  John has been a regional, state and national elected leader on the issue of childhood obesity and agrees with this quote from the Great Depression - “The future strength of our nation is dependent upon the health of our children."