Assemblyman Kiley announces campaign for First Senate DistrictBy: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-AD6) announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7, his candidacy for the First State Senate District special election to fill the seat currently held by Senator Ted Gaines, who was elected to the Board of Equalization during the Nov. 6 election.
"The First Senate District is economically diverse, with immense natural resources and thriving suburban communities. It needs a Senator who understands this diversity and is able to represent both rural and suburban citizens who make the First District their home," Kiley said. "Protecting North State water and our businesses and resource-based economy from over-regulation and stopping any additional tax increases from Sacramento will be among my highest priorities, as well as advancing legislation to increase public safety."
Kiley grew up in the First Senate District. He is a graduate of Granite Bay High School, Harvard University and Yale Law School. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly in 2016, Kiley served as a Deputy Attorney General, representing the People of California in cases involving convicted felons. Kiley and his business partner, former U.S. Congressman Doug Ose, started the Ose-Kiley Cattle company in early 2018.
The First Senate District stretches from Alpine County in the south all the way to the Oregon border and includes heavily populated suburban and foothill communities of Folsom, Lincoln, Rocklin, Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills, which Kiley currently represents in the State Assembly. It is made up of all or parts of eleven counties: Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sierra.
The date of the Special Election will be determined by the Governor once Senator Gaines resigns from the Senate.