Chesbro will run in 2012
Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro announced today he will seek re-election to the State Assembly in the new North Coast District – District 2.
Chesbro announced his intentions today at a pair of Labor Day gatherings in the District: The North Bay Labor Council’s Annual Pancake Breakfast in Santa Rosa and the Mendocino County Democrats’ Annual Labor Day Picnic in Redwood Valley.
“It has been my honor to serve the residents of the North Coast and if I am able to earn their votes again in 2012, I will continue to work hard for them as their representative in the Second Assembly District,” Chesbro said. “I will continue to fight for working families, rural communities and small businesses and to protect public education, child care, law enforcement and access to affordable health care, as I have throughout my service in the Legislature.”
This year the California Redistricting Commission redrew the state’s political districts for the Assembly, State Senate and Congress. The new 2nd Assembly District is close to the the current 1st Assembly District, encompassing the North Coast counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino, plus Trinity County and a portion of Sonoma County. The new Assembly districts take effect for the 2012 election.
Chesbro has represented the North Coast in the 1st Assembly District since winning election to the seat in 2008. Previously, Chesbro represented the North Coast in the State Senate from 1998 to 2006.