About Lucio “Cio” Perez
Napa County depends on agriculture to sustain its economy. Yet no member of the Board of Supervisors has practical farming experience. That’s why Lucio “Cio” Perez, Owner of L. Perez & Sons Vineyards, is running for Napa County Supervisor in District 3.
As a farmer, viticulturist and businessman, Cio Perez has a lifetime of knowledge and experience county government needs to better conserve watersheds and agricultural lands, and to protect the health and quality of life for the children, working families and seniors who live here.
Cio was born and raised in St. Helena and his family has been farming here for three generations. His grandfather Lucio came to St. Helena from Mexico and Arizona to plant the family’s first vineyards in Napa County. Cio’s father Ezequiel continued the tradition, raising Cio, his sister and three brothers on the family’s farm.
After graduating from St. Helena High School, Cio attended Stanford University and graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Viticulture and Oenology. He then returned home to be part of a long tradition of farmers who take pride in the crop they produce and responsibility for the land they work.
Today, he manages several vineyards, including those of L. Perez & Sons, planted by his grandfather.
As a leader in the Napa County Farm Bureau, Cio has regularly testified and offered guidance to the Board of Supervisors on agricultural issues, and for years has been sounding the alarm of caution related to massive wine-themed development projects that will harm Napa County’s ecosystem.
In 2015, he served on Napa County’s Agriculture Protection Advisory Committee and in 2011, the Napa County Farm Bureau named him Agriculturalist of the year. From 2001 to 2007, Cio was an active member of the California Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.
Above all, Cio is a scientist who understands which types of uses our land can support in order to protect it for the next generation of local agricultural entrepreneurs.
Cio and his dog Harley live in St. Helena and are mostly seen on the road tending to the farms.
Napa County Sierra Club
Napa County Green Party
Napa Vision 2050
Napa Association of Public Employees, SEIU Local 1021
Citizens for Responsible Winery Growth
Napa Valley College Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs Oscar DeHaro
Napa County District Attorney Anthony Perez (ret.)
St. Helena City Council Member Geoff Ellsworth
Napa Valley College Trustee Amy Martenson
Linda Falls Alliance
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Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford
Kerry Abreu • Kurt Becker • Ray Bolger / Calistoga Towing • Calistoga Pottery • George Caloyannidis • Steve Fellion • Mary Sue Frediani / Grape Grower • Sophie Gullung • Dennis Kelly / Kelly Custom Builders • Paul Knoblich • Frederick Warren Lancaster • Dennis Lang • Bill McMahon • Ted Tamagni / Mobile Mechanic • Charlotte & Don Williams • Linda Williamson
Angwin, Deer Park & Pope Valley
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Yeoryios C. Apallas / Soda Creek Vineyards • Milford & Christine Benz • Richard Bruns • Patricia Damery • Sharon Dellamonica • Daniel Digardi • Kathy Felch • Al Gillette / Alpine Construction • Cynthia Grupp • Chris Malan • Amy Martenson • Daniel Mufson • Tony Norris / Napa Planning Commission (ret.) • Julia Winiarski / Artist
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