Next week's primary election will feature three choices for the State Assembly, District 6 that includes Fair Oaks, Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay.
Fair Oaks falls into this new District 6, following the . Following that restructuring Fair Oaks also changed Assembly Districts. We are now represented by Assembywoman Beth Gaines in District 4.
Gaines is running against two others, one other Republican and a Democratic candidate. Gaines and her husband Senator Ted Gaines run an insurance company in Roseville.
In a recent Roseville Patch poll, quite a few people . The poll had readers grade Gaines' performance and the majority — 64 percent — gave her an F grade. Twenty-five percent gave her an A grade.
In Gaines' candidate statement, she wrote that she would use her small business experience in an effort to get spending under control. Job growth would also be one of her priorities.
"I'm pro-business, pro-family, pro-taxpayer, a good listener and advocate for what I believe," she wrote. "With your support, I will continue to work to: balance the budget, reduce regulations on small business, stop tax increase and create jobs."
Regy Bronner, a retired business executive, is a Democratic candidate in the Assembly District 6 race. In his candidate statement, he mentioned the importance of jobs for unemployed and underemployed locals as well as veterans.
"We need representation in Sacramento who will work with you full-time — developing long-term stability, bringing required resources to the community and prioritizing the needs of our district over all else," he wrote. "It's time to focus on solutions and set aside differences. It's time to get the job done."
Republican candidate Andy Pugno did not submit a candidate statement, but on his campaign website, he states that job creation would be his top priority if elected. Pugno is a small business owner.
The candidates are: