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Blue Devils for Bob Event

Dan Wolk, Will Arnold, Rochelle Swanson and Tom Cross invite community members to join them at “Blue Devils for Bob,” an event supporting Bob Poppenga for Davis School Board. The event will take place Tuesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Our House Restaurant & Lounge, 808 Second Street in Downtown Davis. Appetizers andRead More »

My multilingual website

Español / 中文 / English In this town, a successful school board campaign must be the work of more than just the candidate. That is why I am so proud of all the work being done for my campaign by so many volunteers. I want to thank all of them, but today I want toRead More »

Bob Poppenga Leads the Race in School Board Fundraising

Bob Poppenga has raised twice as much in monetary gifts as the three other candidates for the Davis School Board in the November election combined, according to the latest campaign disclosure statements. Poppenga raised $8,719, while Susan Lovenburg, who is running for her third term on the School Board, raised $4,360, for the period fromRead More »

Back to School Lemonade Party in the Park

You are invited to celebrate the beginning of the new school year with Davis School Board candidate Bob Poppenga, Saturday, August 27, 1pm to 3pm, Slide Hill Park (2850 Temple Drive, Davis, CA 95618). Come join supporters and learn more about Bob’s campaign — all are welcome! Children are encouraged to attend too — there willRead More »

First Official Candidate for the Davis School Board November Election

Bob Poppenga, a faculty veterinarian at UC Davis, became the first official candidate for the Davis school board in the November election.  He filed at the Yolo County Elections office on Wednesday. He was a school board candidate in 2014. Poppenga  has been a university educator for over 25 years.  He moved to Davis withRead More »

Front Page of the Enterprise

This week’s Sunday Davis Enterprise has a front page article about John Bowes, the new superintendent of the Davis school district. The article included a photo of Mr. Bowes shaking hands with Bob Poppenga at a welcoming reception for the new superintendent last June. Note that Mr. Bowes is inviting people to send him email (toRead More »

Meet Bob This Fourth of July At Community Park

Meet Bob and some of his supporters at his booth this Fourth of July at Community Park, starting at 4 pm. Come learn about his campaign, his ideas for Davis schools, and bring any questions you have. Children are encouraged to join too, and there will be a fun animal-themed stamp activity for all ages.Read More »

Campaign Kickoff Event was a Great Success!

I was incredibly gratified by the turnout at my campaign’s official kick-off last Friday night.  Over 140 people attended the event hosted by Shama Mesiwala, Madhavi Sunder, Alicia Sullivan, Alicia Silva, and Andrea Chandrasekher.   The energy and enthusiasm were contagious!  Senator Lois Wolk graciously introduced me to the attendees.  Current Davis Mayor Dan Wolk, currentRead More »

It is official “Bob for Davis School Board”

Bob Poppenga, a faculty veterinarian and animal and food safety scientist at UC Davis, is announcing his bid for a seat on the Davis school board in the upcoming November general election.  He ran for the board in November 2014, finishing fourth with 14.7 percent, just missing a spot on the board as the topRead More »

The Importance of the Parcel Tax for Our Schools

I have served on the DJUSD Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the past two years. The Committee is charged with ensuring that the District spends parcel tax monies in accordance with the wishes of the Davis community as outlined in the voter approved ballot measures. The Committee recently verified that the District was spending parcel tax moniesRead More »