Greg Coppes 4 Apr 2016

Greg Coppes has been a Solano County resident for 42 years.  He served in the USAF, became an independent business owner, and has partnered with non-profit organizations that promote Veterans' Rights.  He has mentored students through coaching football, and organized events to raise money for sports when High School funds were cut.

As a veteran, Mr. Coppes has worked tirelessly as a citizen advocate at the State Capitol.  He has worked with Senator Wolk to put a self-funding mechanism in place for veterans' organizations, and with Assemblyman Chavez to introduce a bill giving tax relief to active-duty military.  He also fought for and obtained funding for the modernizing of the Solano County Veteran Halls.

Greg is a Past Commander, American Legion, Post 208, and a standing officer for the past 15 years.  He is the founder of the American Legion Riders for Napa and Solano County, and the Founder/President of the Veteran Riders Napa/Solano.  He is also a proud supporter of the North Bay Standown for homeless veterans.

Greg Coppes has been married over 26 years, has two daughters, a son, and four grand children.

Mr. Coppes is running for State Senate, and in addition to veterans' rights, his platforms include the following:  increasing water storage to protect against drought, constitutional rights and personal freedom, enacting fiscal reforms to stop waste and fraud in Sacramento, repealing job killing regulations, returning control of schools to local areas, and providing career technical education to our students.

He will be speaking to us primarily about the plans he has in terms of California's water supply, including options, and the need to immediately stop the "twin tunnels" (The Bay-Delta Conservation Plan) from moving forward.