Mendocino County Third District Supervisor Georgeanne Croskey, appointed by the governor to the long-untended seat in May, said Wednesday that she will serve out her appointive term but not seek an elective mandate when it runs out in December 2018.
“I am a mother, a wife, and a public servant,” Croskey said in a statement issued by the county executive's office. “I love my family and I love serving the Third District. However, my husband and children need me to be a wife and mother first. It is with great regret that I will be leaving this position and Mendocino County.”
Croskey said her husband, a Mendocino County Sheriff’s detective, had accepted a position outside the county and that she would follow him once her term is up rather than seek an elective mandate. “I am in the process of selling my veterinary practice and will not campaign for the 2018 election.”
Governor Jerry Brown appointed Croskey to the vacant Third District seat on May 9, replacing Tom Woodhouse, who had resigned after a controversial absense of many months attributed to medical issues. Woodhouse's long absence left the huge district serving northern Mendocino County, including Willits and Laytonville, without representation on the board of supervisors.
Croskey said once she's sold her practice she would focus on her public service.
“I believe this will allow me to concentrate on the needs of the district, rather than dividing my time between my veterinary practice, supervisor work and managing a campaign,” she said. “I commit to do the best work I can for my constituents in the Third District.”