Yountville Vice Mayor Lewis Chilton will run for Napa County Supervisor in 2014 to represent the county’s 3rd District.Chilton, who has served on the Yountville Town Council since 2007 and has served as the town’s Vice Mayor since 2010, will challenge incumbent 3rd District Supervisor Diane Dillon.
Napa County’s 3rd District stretches from Calistoga down to the northern tip of Napa and includes St. Helena, Angwin, Deer Park, Pope Valley, Chiles Valley, northern Berryessa, Rutherford, Oakville and Yountville
talking with many residents across the Third District, there is a strong desire
for accessible leadership that will work to bring people together to solve the
pressing issues facing Napa County,” said Chilton.
“I will bring a new focus on the issues of protecting the rural character of Napa County, supporting our agricultural economy, maintaining our roads and improving traffic, supporting education and helping seniors & working families find affordable housing,” Chilton added.
cited his credentials, including business and political experience, as evidence
he is prepared to positively represent the Third District and continue the
accessible leadership style he’s known for in Yountville.
As a vice mayor and councilmember, Chilton voted to approve the modernization of the joint Town/Veterans Home sewer plant including a water-saving measure to recycle all treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation, established a zoning overlay to protect senior housing, financed and constructed a resident-focused $13 million community center and helped create an approved General Plan Housing Element to construct affordable housing units within town limits while upholding the small-town character of Yountville.
Lewis is the President of the Yountville School Foundation, which raises funds for technology at Yountville Elementary School. He was also the 2011, 2012 & 2013 co-chair of Yountville’s annual FOCUS Labor Day BBQ, which supports college scholarships for local students.
Chilton is owner of Yountville Deli, which is currently expanding
operations by constructing a commercial kitchen.
His career includes experience in finance management as the Controller of Elaine Bell Catering in Napa, and he previously served as a management consultant in strategy development for Accenture. Chilton holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and earned an MBA at Columbia University.
Chilton lives in Yountville with his wife, Jacqueline, an elected Trustee on the Napa Valley Unified School Board. Together they are raising their two children, ages 8 and 9, both of whom attend Yountville Elementary School.
To learn more about Lewis Chilton’s background and candidacy, visit www.lewischilton.com. You can follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lewischiltonsupervisor, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lewischilton or Instagram at www.instagram.com/lewischilton. He can be reached by phone at (707) 339-0878 or email at email@example.com.