Chesbro Seeks Another Term – September 20, 2011
Eye Staff Report
2ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT – Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro announced Sept. 5 that he will seek re-election to the State Assembly in the new North Coast District 2.
“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.”
At an outdoor Saturday fundraiser at Cypress Grove Chevre’s Q Street manufacturing facility, supporters savored the company’s famed goat cheese along with salmon, fruit, bread and wine. With attendees softened into suggestibility by the abundant delicacies, seasoned pol Chesbro both worked the tables and delivered his message in an address.
“We have an incredible creative community that’s putting this place on the map,” he said. Alluding to recent opposition to the company’s siting of a goat farm in Arcata as a metaphor for larger political struggles, he added that, “We’re all for something – we’re not just against things.”
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 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 2008. Previously, Chesbro represented the North Coast in the State Senate from 1998 to 2006. He served on the Arcata City Council from 1974 to 1980.