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About Andy

My name is Andy Podshadley and I would like to introduce myself to you as a candidate to represent you on Novato City Council.

I was raised in Novato, graduated from local grammar schools and Novato High and returned here after graduating from Sonoma State with a degree in Business and after studying Enology at UC Davis.

I was lucky enough to purchase the family home where along with my wife Liz, we raised our two children Hannah and Michael and set up our family business, Trek Winery, where I combine my love for wine making with advocating for Downtown Novato as a tourist destination.

Novato has so much to offer – it is Marin’s little secret gem and I want to do more to promote Novato as a place to live, do business, and visit. 


My vision for Novato is to build vibrancy while maintaining our small town charm.    Yes, we can have both!

My experience in finance and understanding of Novato’s budget will help as I work to prioritize critical spending while reducing waste.

My broad range of experiences including coach,  business owner, President of the Downtown Novato Business Association and committee member of the Tourism Commission uniquely positions me to provide knowledge of where Novato has been and help drive Novato into the future with new and creative ideas. 

I am motivated to be a positive leader on our City Council.  But I can't do it alone.

I want to elevate the voices of all our citizens who are concerned about safety, quality of life and a dynamic downtown. 

Please feel free to contact me to let me know of your concerns and priorities.  I hope you will support me in my quest to bring sensible and visionary governing to Novato’s City Council.

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