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Jill Techel
Mayor of Napa, California
In office
2005–2016
Personal details
BornGrand Forks, North Dakota
Political partyDemocratic
ChildrenEric, Kristen
Alma materUniversity of North Dakota

Jill Techel is an American politician from North Dakota, currently serving as the mayor of Napa, California.

Biography[change | change source]

Early life[change | change source]

Techel was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Techel attended University of North Dakota and graduated in 1969. Traveling west, she ventured to Salem, Oregon. Techel started working as a field director training administrator in the Santiam Girl Scout Council. After moving to Napa in 1971, she continued her work in the Girl Scouts and assumed the same position in the Napa-Solano Girl Scout Council.[1] She later retired from the Girl Scouts, but continued to participate in community events and discussions.


Family[change | change source]

Techel is divorced. She has two grown children, Eric and Kristen, and two grandchildren.[1]

Political career[change | change source]

Early political career[change | change source]

Starting in the 1970s, Techel has served on numerous boards, commissions, and committees including the Napa Valley School Unified District Board.[2]

Napa City Council[change | change source]

With the death of Mayor Ed Solomon, Techel was appointed to fill the vacancy. Techel ran for Mayor of Napa after her term ended, and won the elections in 2005. She was then elected for a second term, unopposed, in 2008, and a third term in 2012.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Napa Mayor Jill Techel: 'It's a Great Job'". Patch.com. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mayor Jill Techel". Cityofnapa.org. Retrieved December 23, 2015.