Gallagher takes lead over Aery
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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