After two campaigns for state assembly, has announced that she is running for Napa City Council.
An Illinois native, Gentry is a foster parenting educator at , hosts a live weekly program on , organizes the Napa and occasionally blogs on Napa Patch.
Her campaign website, dorisgentry.com, lists among her qualifications:
- Owned corporations coast to coast, serving as Executive Director or CEO
- Passion for banking, finance, numbers, was a High School math teacher for two years in Vallejo, CA.
- Today, Gentry is a member of Napa Sunrise Rotary, MENSA, founding member of Napa County Family & Foster Parent Association, Board Member of Foster Kids Fund, member American Screen Writers Association (ASA) and Grace Church of Napa Valley.
- Doris has lived in Napa for 20 years and together with husband Jim raised 4 children, 6 grandchildren and over 100 foster kids in their home.
- Doris has never had a DUI, never been arrested, is fingerprinted and listed on the live-scan data base.
A stalwart Republican, Gentry has run twice for state assembly. In 2008, she lost to Democratic incumbent Noreen Evans by 36 points, according to a report in the . In 2010, Democrat Michael Allen won the seat.
Gentry now joins three other challengers and incumbent Jim Krider in the race for two seats on the non-partisan Napa council. (Mayor Jill Techel is also running for re-election, against midterm council incumbent Peter Mott.)
Challengers Alex Pader and Alfredo Pedroza recently received endorsements from Democrats of Napa Valley, while Krider was named Republican of Year 2009 and Napa County Chair for Meg Whitman for Governor 2010 by the Napa County Republican Party.
Challenger Scott Sedgley has earned endorsements from the and Carpenters Local 751.
Gentry said Tuesday she will hold a press conference Thursday at 10 a.m. at on Redwood Road.