A former Ukiah city councilman, Baldwin, noted for his liberal stands on a range of inland issues, was a retired teacher who worked for years at Potter Valley High School. Prior to his years as a resident of Ukiah, the affable Baldwin had been a member of the Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors.
Baldwin was first elected to the Ukiah City Council in 1998 and was reelected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. He served on the city council until 2014. He worked on a variety of issues, including securing Ukiah’s groundwater supply, protecting farmland, and supporting environmental sustainability.