Gal­lagher takes lead over Aery

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - LOCAL -

Paul Gue­vara of Marysville looks over his bal­lot in the park­ing lot of the Yuba County Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter in Marysville. “First hand for me is I’m an ad­vo­cate for fam­ily rights and there’s a lot of stereo­types out there about our gov­ern­ment,” he said. “The vot­ing process is the best way to show we can make a dif­fer­ence and that’s why I’m mo­ti­vated to vote be­cause it does have a big im­pact.”

Third Dis­trict in­cum­bent Assem­bly­man James Gal­lagher, a Yuba City Repub­li­can, took an ex­pan­sive lead over Demo­cratic hope­ful So­nia Aery.

As of late Tues­day evening, Gal­lagher had 68.84 per­cent of the vote in Sut­ter County, 69 per­cent in Yuba County and 72 per­cent in Co­lusa County.

He tal­lied sim­i­lar through­out the dis­trict.

“We’re feel­ing great,” Gal­lagher said late in the evening. “I’m truly hum­bled by the out­come here.”

The bud­get for the state, the re­pair work for the Oroville Dam and the levee work needed through­out the dis­trict are ar­eas he plans to con­tinue work­ing on.

“We’re go­ing to con­tinue the work of hold­ing DWR ac­count­able,” Gal­lagher said.

He also said en­sur­ing com­mu­ni­ties are safe is high on his list of pri­or­i­ties. He said sen­tenc­ing re­form is es­sen­tial and that poli­cies in­sti­tuted through Prop. 47 and 57 and AB 109 were wrong­headed.

“I’m look­ing to make sure peo­ple like Eric Inge­bret­sen in Co­lusa, who was mur­dered – we want to make sure his killer re­mains be­hind bars,” he said. leads

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