Farmers and Law Enforcement Unite Behind Brian Dahle Campaign for Senate Seat representing El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 16, 2018 / comments

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California Assemblyman Brian Dahle [R-Bieber] announced that he will seek the state Senate seat held by outgoing incumbent Ted Gaines.  Dahle, who until recently, served as Assembly Republican Leader, is running to succeed Senator Ted Gaines, who will vacate his Senate seat to serve on the Board of Equalization he won in the November election.  Senate District 1 includes all of El Dorado County which Gaines represents.  The district stretches along the eastern edge of the state from the Oregon border to the Lake Tahoe area. It wraps around the Sacramento Valley along the northern Sierra Nevada to the eastern Sacramento suburbs.

A farmer and small business owner, Brian served on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors before first getting elected in 2012 to the state Assembly.  Dahle represents the 1st Assembly District, which makes up 45 percent of Senate District 1.  In the past the District has been represented by John Doolittle from 1984 to 1991, Tim Leslie from 1991 to 2000, Rico Oller from 2000 to 2004, Dave Cox from 2004 to 2010, and Ted Gaines from 2011 to today.

Assemblyman Brian Dahle announced that Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, and the Shasta County Farm Bureau has joined Shasta County Supervisors Les Baugh, Steve Morgan, Leonard Moty, and Mary Rickert in endorsing his campaign for State Senate District 1.  Dahle has received a 100 percent rating from the California Police Chiefs Association and the California Taxpayers Association, his announcement said.

In announcing his candidacy for the state Senate, Dahle pledged his support of victims of the Camp and Carr fires.  He promised to help them and to work to try to prevent future catastrophic wildfires.  "I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure all fires victims get back on their feet and are compensated for their losses,” he said in his announcement.  As an assemblyman, Dahle said in his campaign statement, he helped secure funding for vegetation management, forest fuel reduction, improved response times when fires occur and held utilities accountable when their mistakes led to wildfires. 

Born in Redding, CA on September 20, 1965, he is 53-years-old.  He is married to Megan Dahle and has 3 children.  He can be contacted at: 

On December 20th Assemblyman Brian Dahle will be holding a local "Meet & Greet" at Crystal Basin Winery in Camino between 5:30 and 8 pm.  It is an "Old Fashion casual event and he asks if your have the time to come meet him and if not, to have a "Merry Christmas."