Brian Dahle, a familiar face in Plumas County, today announced his intention to run for governor.
“California isn’t a failed state; we have a failure of leadership. Our state is overtaxed, over-regulated and underperforming in all critical services sectors,” Dahle, a Republic said in announcing his bid. “People want to believe again in the California Dream. The consequences of failure are too great.”
Dahle began his career in public service when he was recruited to serve on the regional Farm Service Agency board. He was then elected to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, and after four terms he ran for a seat in the state Legislature, where he has represented northeastern California since 2012 as first an assemblyman and now as a senator.
He continues to operate his family’s farm and seed business back home in Bieber, where he and his wife, Megan Dahle (who now represents Plumas County in the assembly), have raised their three children — Chase, Reagan and Roslyn.
“As a small-business owner, I live the effects of bad policies made in Sacramento every day,” Dahle said. “The high cost of living is a huge burden for families and for businesses alike, and it is pushing a shocking number of both to simply flee for the state line.
“California is an amazing and beautiful state, but it is being run into the ground by Sacramento politicians. I am dedicated to restoring the California promise for ordinary families.”