When the Nov. 2 elections are behind us, there will still be one more race to be decided on Jan. 4. Voters will participate in a special election to fill the District 1 State Senate seat left open by the recent death of Senator Dave Cox, who succumbed to cancer after a long battle. Backed by the Republican Assembly, recent polls indicate the front runner for the seat is Republican Ted Gaines, who currently serves as State Assemblyman for District 4, which covers all or part of Alpine, Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties.
Gaines, who’s running as a Republican, prefers to refer to himself as a “conservative” on his website, identifying with many values espoused by the Tea Party movement, especially when it comes to fiscal management. His platform places a heavy emphasis on saving our current jobs and bringing lost jobs back to California and better fiscal discipline as pertains to the state budget.
We sat down for a one-on-one with Ted Gaines during his swing through Mono County last weekend. Read more about his candidacy in this weekend’s print issue of The Sheet.