Helen MacLeod Thomson is a member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and a former Democratic assemblywoman from California's 8th Assembly district. Thomson was first elected to the assembly in 1996 and served three two-year terms. She was the first of what have become three consecutive women from Davis to be elected to this seat, followed by Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada.
Helen Thomson was elected in 1974 to the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education. She was elected to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in 1986 and re-elected in 1990 and 1994. She won the seat in the California State Assembly in 1996, and served three terms. In 2002, when her assembly term ended, Thomson again won a seat on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, and was re-elected without opposition in June 2006.
Helen Thomson is a registered nurse, the mother of three and a grandmother of three. She lives in Davis with her husband, Captane P. Thomson, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist, and former head of the California Psychiatric Association, who supported convicted child molester William Hamilton Ayres during Ayres' criminal trial.
- Helen Thomson - Yolo County Board of Supervisors Website
|California State Assembly, 8th District
1996 – 2002