Board of Directors – Rhodesia Ransom



Rhodesia Ransom is a proud alum of Emerge California. Known for her pragmatic and effective leadership, she walks the walk and delivers for our community. Ms. Ransom has served in elected, appointed, and volunteer roles in the nonprofit, government, and community sectors because she is passionate about servant leadership.

Ms. Ransom is a current candidate for California State Senate, District 5, an elected member of the Democratic National Committee, and Treasurer of the California Democratic Party’s Black Caucus. She also serves on the boards of directors for the United Way and Delta College Foundation.

As a former council member for the City of Tracy, Ms. Ransom challenged the status quo and tackled important policies to invest in youth, reduce homelessness, diversify housing, and improve accountability and transparency. Planned Parenthood Marmonte named her Ally of the Year Award for her work to open the city’s first COVID testing site.

As founder and executive director of a nonprofit, she championed mentoring and mental health programs for students. Her efforts have helped thousands of youth access stigma-free counseling and support services in public schools.

Ms. Ransom is a resident of Tracy, CA where she and her husband raised their three children. She currently serves as a Congressional District Director.