Supervisor Denise Rushing
The Northshore District 3 includes the communities of Blue Lakes, Upper Lake, Nice, Lucerne, Glenhaven, Clearlake Oaks, Lake Pillsbury and Spring Valley.
Born and raised in Northern California, Denise Rushing has lived and worked in both urban and rural areas throughout the North State. Her business career as a leading energy-efficiency technology executive spans over two decades and includes a number of technology start-ups including Sage Systems in Alameda as the Vice President of Business Development and CellNet Data Systems, in San Carlos: first as Director of Sales and later as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Up until 1996, she held a variety of leadership positions at PG&E throughout Northern California, including Director of Energy Efficiency Programs and Manager of Clean Air Vehicle Programs where she launched PG&E’s award-winning energy-efficiency programs.
Denise is an engineering graduate of Stanford University where she studied environmental sciences and alternative energy. She holds a Master's Degree in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University.
Denise is a resident of Upper Lake, California where she grows organic walnuts and implements ecological agriculture, (permaculture). She is the mother of two young adults, a licensed private pilot and a registered engineer. She was elected District 3 supervisor in November 2006, beginning her first term in January 2007. She was reelected in 2010 and is currently serving her second term in office.