Supervisor Meacher announces Assembly run
Longtime Plumas County supervisor Robert Meacher officially announced his candidacy for the 1st Assembly District of the California State Assembly Feb. 1. “We have been looking at this for several months,” Meacher said, “and now is the time to make this race official.”
With 13 years of service in the United States Merchant Marine, 20 years of local government service (elected to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors at the age of 39 in 1992), a prelaw background and a vast understanding of the natural resource issues facing Northern California’s 1st Assembly District, Meacher says he is well-qualified to serve the people of the district and California.
Meacher has been married to his wife, Carol, for 29 years. They have raised three children (Ryan, Robin and Arlan) in Plumas County. As a life-long Democrat and a veteran rural legislator, Meacher has cultivated an excellent relationship with state and federal agencies, business professionals and north-state leaders. Meacher is known from Siskiyou to San Diego for his advocacy on water issues facing the state of California. Meacher says he is a unique breed: a rural Democrat.
“Along with the Klamath River and our national treasure of Lake Tahoe, the 1st Assembly District contains two very strategic watersheds (Sacramento/Pit and the Feather River) and many other smaller watersheds that provide for California’s economic well-being, and are the drivers of the state’s economic engine.
“The people who live and work in these watersheds are the stewards of these valuable landscapes. Without the people in the 1st Assembly District, the rest of the state would be hard pressed to maintain a reliable water supply. Therefore, we must maintain the rural character of the 1st Assembly District while providing an increased opportunity for economic growth, education and health care.
“We need to have a representative that knows how to say, ‘Together we can do this’ instead of the old worn out ‘No’ that we have been hearing for decades. The time has arrived to elect a well-known rural Democrat with the knowledge and commitment to represent the social and economic values of the 1st Assembly District: Robert Meacher. He can, and he will, get the job done!”
Republicans Brian Dahle, a Lassen County supervisor, and Rick Bosetti, a Redding City Council member, have also announced their candidacies for the newly redrawn 1st Assembly District, which stretches from south Lake Tahoe to the Oregon border.