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The fall elections are just around the corner and IBA West are encouraged to get involved. In addition to the race for governor, there are several very important races on the ballot including the office of Insurance Commissioner. Plus, all 80 seats in the California State Assembly and half of the California State Senate are in play. The outcome of these races is particularly important since state legislatures will play a major role in re-drawing the country’s congressional districts based the 2010 census.
IBA Member, Ted Gaines is running for the running for the special election for the First Senate District seat. With your support Gaines, president of Point West Insurance Associates in Sacramento was elected to the Assembly in 2006.
"This is a golden opportunity for IBA West members to support a fellow independent agent for the California Senate, and I hope our membership will join me in doing whatever we can to assist his election effort," said Kevin Baker, CIC, ARM, AAI, CRIS, IBA West President.
"Ted's campaign offers members a chance to support someone who knows our business and who has a demonstrated record of support" said Clark Payan, IBA West CEO. "If elected to the Senate, Ted will be an important voice for the issues affecting you and your clients." IBA West members will receive more information about how they can help Ted Gaines in his Senate race. In the interim visit www.tedgaines.com to learn more about Ted's campaign.
On the local level, IBA West member Mario Guerra, Scanlon, Guerra, Burke is running for re-election to the Downey city council. Guerra’s served on the council since 2006. He served as Mayor from 2008 to 2009.
Linda Dahlmeier of Dahlmeier Insurance Agency is running for mayor of Oroville. Dahlmeier has been very active in the community spending four years serving as Director of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, two of those years as president. In this capacity, Linda became intimately familiar with the Oroville business community, its needs and potential.