Councilmember Tom Campbell

Tome Campbell and Kerry Carney

Everyone in Benicia knows four term City Councilmember Dr. Tom Campbell, who prides himself as being a fiscal watchdog for the City.

What you may not know is that Dr. Campbell has 7 college degrees which include Orthodontics, Dentistry, Law, Business (MBA) and Chemistry (BS and Masters). Tom also has a green thumb as he is responsible for maintaining the fantastic spring flowerbed in front of his office building. He has planted over 1500 tulip bulbs, creating a rainbow of color for patients and pedestrians.

Tom’s Family Dentistry Office has been located at 164 East H Street for the past 27 years and, prior to that, the office was located across the street in the Power House complex for 10 years. He easily has over 1000 active patients.  

There are currently four dentists in his office that include: the “love of his life” and wife Dr. Kerry Carney, Dr. Chris Vitakes (30 years), and former patient and Benicia resident Jacqueline Lim (4 years). 

Both Tom and Kerry are very involved in various dental societies. Kerry was President of the Napa-Solano Dental Society in 1999 and Tom followed suit in 2009. Tom is the City Council representative for the Solano Economic Development Board, a Council alternate for MCE (Marin Clean Energy) and a member of the League of Women Voters.

Kerry currently serves as the Editor of the California Dental Association monthly publication known as the Journal.  As Editor she serves on the Association’s Executive Committee. The Association represents over 30,000 California dentists and is responsible for setting the professional standards for their members. She is very involved with Benicia Soroptimist, the Benicia Historical Society and the Benicia Public Art Committee.

Obviously, Tom and Kerry are a true power couple in Benicia and are committed to not only Benicia but also the dental profession.

Tom runs and is seen around town wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He and Kerry frequent many Downtown Benicia restaurants and are regulars at the Camellia Tea Room for lunch.

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