Memorial scheduled for California pollster Jim Moore in Napa Valley

Jim Moore
Jim Moore Courtesy Jan Mathews

A memorial and celebration of life for California pollster Jim Moore will be held Jan. 19 in the Napa Valley.

Moore died Jan. 1 at his home in the El Dorado County community of Camino. He was 66. He had suffered from heart problems and had been in declining health for some time, said his partner, Jan Mathews.

For more than 30 years, Moore’s polls guided local and statewide campaigns. He conducted polls for Democratic Party clients, including Gov. Jerry Brown, former state Senate leader John Burton and former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown.

He also was a leader in slow-growth campaigns in El Dorado County, where he and Mathews grew Zinfandel grapes at their Moore-Mathews Vineyard in Camino.

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, an independent nonprofit organization, Tax ID 81-2600695, at 235 Montgomery St., Suite 1142, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy