7 Things you can do to help elect Curtis Byrd

yard sign 10 26 2014

1.  Tell your friends and neighbors why you’re voting for Curtis Byrd –– this might include an email, phone call or a knock on the door. A personal message goes a long way!

2.  Help us phone bank –– we’ve been at the doors and on the phone, and we’d love to have you join us! Going into GOTV we will need people on the phones to turn people out to vote. If you are interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator by email volunteer4curtis@gmail.com or by phone 707-338-8187.

3.  Write a letter to the Editor –– submit a statement expressing your reasons for supporting Curtis Byrd to the Press Democrat. Whether it is a brief statement or an entire paragraph, people want to hear from other members of the community.

4.  Make a donation – every dollar makes an impact! Please consider making a donation to our campaign so we can continue to reach out to the community. No donation is too small, $5, $10, $25, $50 . . . the limit for City Council is $500.

5.  Share Team Byrd’s Content on Facebook –– this is a great way to reach people in your social network. Please invite your friends to Like and Share our page!

6.  Change your Facebook photo –– as we lead up to GOTV, show your support by making Team Curtis’s logo your Facebook profile photo! Just click on the square image above, save it to your desktop, go to your Facebook profile, click edit your profile photo, and select the image!

7.  Request a Team Byrd bumper sticker –– a helpful reminder that the election is around the corner! Just contact our volunteer coordinator by email volunteer4curtis@gmail.com or by phone 707-338-8187 and provide your name and address. It will arrive in the mail shortly thereafter.



Reserve Your Tickets for Curtis’s Campaign Kickoff!

Curtis Byrd

Let’s work together to Make a Difference in Santa Rosa in 2014!

Today, I am asking for your support as we launch our campaign for Santa Rosa City Council 2014! As a candidate for the City Council, I have the desire to be part of something giving rise to the power of community collaboration. Cities become prosperous and generate sustainable living wage jobs through innovation when governments, educational institutions, businesses and the community at-large work together toward economic vitality. It is my belief that open government fosters transparency and accountability of information, which contributes to innovative ideas and creates a shared direction that translates into economic vitality.

As a native Santa Rosan, I will work toward making a difference to benefit our entire community. I understand the diverse needs of Santa Rosa and will continue my commitment to the work that lies ahead. As an experienced leader and a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, I am prepared to make the tough budget decisions to create sustainable jobs, improve our roads, green up our parks, support the annexation of Roseland, provide clean power to ratepayers, and clean up code violations.

But, I can’t accomplish any of this without you lending a helping hand! Please consider getting involved. Here is how you can help:


Your sponsor donation of $500, $350, $200 or $100 to Curtis’s campaign will


Thursday, February 27th from 5:30-7:30pm

Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

For tickets and event details, please visit www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com, or email us at curtisbyrd2014@gmail.com.

2.  Endorse Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council.

3.  Make a contribution online at http://www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com/CONTRIBUTION.html.

4.  Sign up to volunteer.

5.  Like Curtis’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/curtisbyrdforsantarosa

Making a Difference in 2014 cannot be done without your support! The following leaders in our community have already endorsed my candidacy: Former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Senator Noreen Evans, Supervisor Mike McGuire, Former Assemblymember Michael Allen, Santa Rosa City Councilmembers Julie Combs and Gary Wysocky, Former Santa Rosa City Councilmember Marsha Vas Dupre, Windsor Councilmember Deb Fudge, Petaluma City Councilmember Teresa Barrett, Santa Rosa School Board members Laura Gonzalez, Larry Haenel and Jenni Klose, and Measure ‘O’ Oversight Committee member Ed Sheffield, and more.

I appreciate your support, and I look forward to representing you in this great city. 

Thank you,


For more information about Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council, please visit the campaign website at www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.

Three Simple Words for 2014

Andy Lopez

Memorial for Andy Lopez on Moorland Avenue

Jesse Love — pictured on the front page of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat on Monday, December 30th — truly lived and embodied three simple words: “Making a Difference!”

As a young a man growing up and attending Community Baptist Church — where Mr. Love was a founding member and served as a Deacon — I watched him demonstrate patience, humility and a Christian attitude.

He was never without a smile on his face and love in his heart. He drove his white over blue 1964 two-door Pontiac Bonneville, dressed in a suit, white shirt and tie, and always wore shined shoes.  When asked how he was doing, he always responded,  “Happy, Thankful and Blessed!”

Jesse Love was married 56 years to Victoria, lived all his life in the same house, drove the same car since 1964, lived his life as an example of grace and love, and carried humility for all humanity in his heart.

I will miss his example.  He truly Made a Difference in Santa Rosa and beyond, and he especially made a difference for me.

I did not have the opportunity to meet Andy Lopez, but his death has made a difference in my life. Today, my mother and I left a candle in Mr. Love’s memory for Andy Lopez, at the site of Lopez’s fatal shooting on Moorland Avenue.

I pray that our local law enforcement will read the historical recommendations by the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Sonoma County Grand Jury and act with humility for all humanity to benefit the entire community. The recommendations were formulated to protect all citizens as well as law enforcement. Citizens review, community-oriented policing strategies, new training, vehicle and lapel cameras will truly “Make a Difference” for the entire community.

Please join me in honoring the memory of Jesse Love and Andy Lopez, and “Make a Difference” for Santa Rosa in 2014.

To learn more about Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014, please visit our website at www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to my Blog!

Curtis Byrd

Making a Difference for Santa Rosa in 2014!

Thank you for visiting the official blog for Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014! We’re launching our social media campaign, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you about Santa Rosa and why I want to represent you on the City Council.

Please follow my blog by typing your email in the box in the upper right corner of this page. I also invite you to leave comments below.

For more information about my candidacy and my ideas for Santa Rosa, please visit the official campaign website for Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council at www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.