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Moving van questions Logue residency
As Assemblyman Dan Logue was pulling up to the Corning Patriots meeting on Thursday, so did a moving van emblazoned with Logue's face and the words "When politicians need to change districts fast, they call Dan Logue's moving service."
Logue, seeking re-election in the newly drawn 3rd District, was visiting the Patriots as a guest speaker during their weekly meeting at the Corning Senior Center.
The van was there on behalf of Logue's opponent, Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams.
On Thursday, the moving van went on what Williams' camp called a "Whistle Stop Tour," through the district.
According to Williams, being a state assemblyman is "citizens representing their area."
He claims Logue is representing his own political agenda and plans to abandon the district to run for state Senate if Sen. Doug LaMalfa wins his bid for the U.S. Congress.
"Absolutely not," Logue said. "I have no plans in that direction."
In response to accusations he has made quick moves among homes he owns in many cities in an attempt to "district shop" his way to a "safe district," Logue said he moved from Penn Valley to Marysville just in time to file as a candidate for the 3rd Assembly District to "keep the Democrats from getting the two-thirds majority in the state."
However, Logue confirmed a statement that appeared in the Appeal Democrat, a sister paper to the four TCN publications including this one, that he moved out of the Yuba-Sutter area to represent Nevada County, and then back into the 3rd Assembly District to run as a candidate in that district.
"I have lived in the 3rd Assembly District for 30 years and only lived in Penn Valley for four years," he stated.
But Williams said has a timeline of the different places Logue has stated he was thinking of moving to in an effort to run for an Assembly seat.
"He talked about splitting his time between Dunsmuir and Grass Valley, or one of the 10 homes he owns in the 3rd Assembly District, which is where he has landed," Williams said.
As for the moving van, Logue said it doesn't bother him and in turn went on the attack, stating in the years Williams has served as a Tehama County supervisor, the unemployment rate in the county has done nothing but climb.
"Lets put the shoe on the other foot," Williams said. "Since Dan Logue has been the chair of the Assembly Republican Task Force on Jobs and the Economy in Sacramento, what has the unemployment rate done in the State of California, with the major factors of unemployment being over regulation and taxation, and what has he done about it?"
The 3rd Assembly seat that is held by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, who is not running for re-election and has endorsed Williams.