Helen Thomson

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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.

Political career[edit]

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 four. She lives in Davis with her husband, Captane P. Thomson, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist, and former head of the California Psychiatric Association.

External links[edit]

Helen Thomson - Yolo County Board of Supervisors Website
California Assembly
Preceded by
Tom Hannigan
California State Assembly, 8th District
Succeeded by
Lois Wolk