Jim Moore Memorial scheduled in Napa Valley

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2018 / comments


A memorial and celebration of the life of California Democratic pollster Jim Moore will take place Friday, January 19, in Napa Valley, his longtime friend and colleague, political consultant David Townsend, announced.

Jim died January 1, in Apple Hill, California, after a long illness. He was 66. Born March 28, 1951, in Arcata, Jim attended Humboldt State University and UC Berkeley and brought his passion for math and physics to politics with his scientific approach to predicting voter behavior. In 1983, he founded J. Moore Methods, Inc., in Sacramento, and went on to become one of California's preeminent Democratic pollsters. For more than 30 years, Jim's clients comprised a who's who of California Democratic politics, from Gov. Jerry Brown to former Senate Leader John Burton to former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and many others.

Jim also was passionate about the fine Zinfandel grapes he grew on his beloved ranch in Apple Hill. He is survived by his longtime partner in business and in life, Jan Mathews.

Moore had suffered from heart problems and had been in declining health for some time, Jan Mathews, his partner said.  He was 66.

A memorial and celebration of life for Moore will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the Chardonnay Golf Club, 2555 Jameson Canyon Road, in American Canyon. A reception will follow.

Donations in memory of Moore may be made to John Burton Advocates for Youth http://www.jbaforyouth.org/ , an independent nonprofit organization, Tax ID 81-2600695, at 235 Montgomery St., Suite 1142, San Francisco, CA 94104.  John Burton Advocates for Youth is a statewide non-profit organization based in San Francisco, working to improve the quality of life for California’s foster, former foster, and homeless youth.  It was founded in 2005 by progressive champion John Burton, a former member of Congress, the California State Assembly and President Pro Tem of the California State Senate. John Burton Advocates for Youth works in three areas: education, housing and health.

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