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Ken Cooley Kicks Off Campaign for District 8 Saturday

The councilman invites community leaders, volunteers and supporters to hit the bricks as he kicks off his campaigning Saturday.

Democratic candidate Ken Cooley will kick-off his campaign for the 8th Assembly District this Saturday at his headquarters in Arden-Arcade.

Cooley is inviting community leaders and volunteers to come out and support his efforts by going door to door, talking to voters.

“I am thrilled and honored to have such a display of support from so many friends and community leaders in my bid to representthis new district,” said Cooley in a press release statement.

Cooley, a Rancho Cordova city councilman, earned 43 percent of the vote over Republican candidates  of Carmichael at 22.3 percent and Barbara Ortega next at 21.0 percent, beating out the competition in the June general election.

Under new primary rules, Cooley will face off against Tateishi this November in the primary election. According to those rules, two candidates with the most votes regardless of party affiliation must compete for the newly formed Assembly District.

Volunteers and community leaders can meet at with Cooley at his 2628 El Camino Avenue headquarters beginning at 10 a.m. Local community leaders, democratic clubs and local volunteers will join Cooley at the kick-off to talk to residents about the councilman's achievements.

The 8th Assemby District includes the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont and Wilton and other portions of unincorporated Sacramento County. District 8 is a new district comprising part of the current District 10, which is represented by Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills).  Huber is not running for re-election but did endorse Cooley for the new seat.

For more information, visit www.kencooley.com.

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