Sacramento, CA — Two more candidates have joined the race to fill the seat of late Senator Dave Cox.
Republican Assemblyman Roger Niello has announced his candidacy, and has picked up the endorsement of Cox’s wife Maggie. Niello touts his record on jobs issues, and says he earned a 100 percent rating from the California Chamber of Commerce last year.
Rancho Cordova Mayor Ken Cooley is the first Democrat to announce his candidacy. Cooley is also a consultant to the Senate Committee on Banking, Finance and Insurance.
Last week Republican Assemblyman Ted Gaines of Roseville announced his candidacy. The primary election will be held November 2nd. The top finishers from each party will square off on January 4th. The District One Senate area includes Calaveras County.