Sacramento’s Assembly Race begins!

Just when we are recovering from Obamafever, our next election is already looming. Today, Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson announced his candidacy to represent California’s Ninth Assembly District, which includes 90% of the City of Sacramento and two-thirds of Florin. This seat will be vacated by Dave Jones, who is termed out and plans to run for State Insurance Commissioner.

Dickinson and City Councilmember Kevin McCarty have both been making the rounds at mixers for young politicos to recruit young talent for the upcoming Democratic primary. McCarty is expected to announce his candidacy soon, while Councilmember Lauren Hammond remains quiet after her announcement in January. The winner of this primary is the clear favorite to retain a solidly Democratic seat. McCarty has the interesting potential to be the third consecutive District 6 Councilmember to win this seat. Jones succeeded Senator Darrell Steinberg in both the Assembly and the City Council.

4 thoughts on “Sacramento’s Assembly Race begins!”

  1. I think Kevin McCarty already declared he was running back in December, press conference and everything. I think it just did not get much coverage due to the holidays and such.

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  2. Thanks, Sabrina. I remember McCarty announcing something, but wasn’t quite sure if it was a formal declaration of candidacy or if he was still preparing to do so.

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  3. Oh yeah! Sounds like we will finally get someone who can get stuff done! Oh- wait- this only talks about political insiders moving up the ladder. No mention of anyone new with good ideas and people skills, facing the hardship of trying to bust the lock the 2 political parties have on the system? No mention of a grass roots effort to rid the Ninth Assembly District of the “same old same old” we’ve had for decades? Not even a write in campaign mention? Forshame Sacrag… forshame.

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  4. Turty, I loves me some third party (and fourth party, fifth party) candidates. The election is more than a year away, so the grassroots candidates are still strengthening their roots. Once they bloom and show their…er..blades, I’ll be writing about them.

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