David C. Isom is a leader Solano County can trust.
First elected in 2010, he serves our community with distinction as the President of the Governing Board of the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. He is running for Solano County Supervisor in District 5 because he is a proven community leader in Solano County ready to transform lives for the better and address the challenges we face.
If honored with the opportunity to serve as your Supervisor, Isom’s priorities include:
- Increasing the availability of affordable housing and senior housing
- Developing solutions to address our homelessness crisis, especially as it relates to families and veterans
- A focus on Public Education with pathways to guaranteed success
- Supporting family violence prevention and services for survivors and victims
- Preventing crime by expanding services for youth in Solano County
- Supporting local small businesses development and growth
A longtime pillar of our community, Isom is the Senior Pastor at St. Stephen CME Church, where he oversees numerous charitable causes that help Solano County residents in need, including an annual Summer Algebra Institute for youth looking for extra help in their studies. He has been recognized with numerous awards for his work in education, mentorship, and domestic violence prevention.
Isom has volunteered as a Domestic Violence Advocate in Fairfield and Solano County with the Solano County Office of Family Violence Prevention, the Family Violence Unit of the Fairfield Police Department, and AADVAC, and served as Interim Director of SafeQuest Solano, a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter and resource center that has been serving survivors since 1987.
Isom also led in the planning and the opening of the Solano County Family Justice Center, operated under the District Attorney’s Office of Family Violence Prevention, offering victims of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault a chance to rebuild, regroup, and plan for a brighter future. Rooting out domestic violence in our community is one of his enduring missions in life.
David C. Isom has mentored “at-risk” and disadvantaged students for over twenty-five years. Every child deserves a chance to achieve their dreams, and that starts with quality and effective public schools. Isom knows the value of education which was one of the reasons that he decided to run for public office as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District.
Isom was instrumental in leading the District to open its Public Safety Academy, a very difficult task during a time of economic uncertainty. The PSA provides a rigorous education for students interested in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency response, and other public safety related fields. While only 7 years old, it recently ranked 1,492nd nationally and 226th among California schools in the 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. The PSA also has an 84-percent AP (Advanced Placement) participation rate and a 98-percent graduation rate. In 2019, the PSA was ranked the highest among Solano County schools.
Isom has been President of the FSUSD Board for 5 years and has been able to lead the District in seeing significant decrease in expulsions and suspensions and an increase in career technical education pathways. He has also prioritized thematic schools to inspire students to find their passion, and he’s worked to better connect schools with their community. He took the lead on working to pass Measure J, putting $250 million towards schools which were underserved.
He's a member of California School Board Association's Delegate Assembly and a member of CSBA's Equity Network. He helped to lead the FSUSD on their Equity statement as well as a focus on hiring diversity.
Isom has also served on the Fairfield Police Department's Citizens Review Board and the Fairfield Police Department’s Promotion Panel, helping to build trust and connections between the police department and the people they serve. He also served on the Dixon May Fair Board of Directors, helping to strengthen the relationship between the FSUSD and the May Fair.
Isom is a US Army veteran who served his Country during peacetime. He was stationed at Fort Knox, KN where he completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training. He served as a Cavalry Scout and Chaplain's Assistant while stationed at his permanent duty station, Fort Irwin, CA. He was able to complete his undergraduate studies using VEAP (Veterans Education Assistance Program), earning a BS in English Literature.
Isom is married to his partner of 20 years, Stephanie Jean, who is the Director of the Children’s Church Ministry at St. Stephen CME Church.