Mitch Mashburn’s life is rooted deep in the soil of Solano County. The grandson of field workers and sharecroppers and son of a proud union electrical worker and Navy Veteran, Mitch is committed to creating new opportunities for another generation to succeed here.
A second-generation graduate of Armijo High School, Mitch spent his summers learning the value of hard while work cutting fruit in Suisun Valley. After an injury sidelined him from football at Solano College, Mitch found a new calling, working for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer.
preciously, Lieutenant Mashburn oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Solano County jails, 300 staff and a seven-million-dollar budget, giving him unique insight into problems created by crime and homelessness. In recent years, Mitch directed construction of Solano’s new jail, bringing in the project on time and under budget with one of the County’s largest Project Labor Agreements to date.
Sparked by an interest in parks and youth programs, Mitch served as a Vacaville Planning Commissioner prior to his successful run for the Vacaville City Council in 2010. As a Councilmember and two-time Vice Mayor, Mitch has focused on neighborhood safety and creating new job opportunities. Even through an economic downturn, Mitch and his colleagues adopted balanced annual budgets of nearly $160 million, protecting taxpayers while maintaining Vacaville’s infrastructure, streets and community parks.