Campaign 2012: McClintock backs Vann in congressional race
Conservative stalwart and U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock has endorsed Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann in the 3rd Congressional District.
McClintock, R-Granite Bay, said Vann's credentials as both an advocate for rural counties and as a fiscal conservative made her a strong choice.
"It will be an honor to serve alongside her in Congress," McClintock said in a press release from Vann's campaign.
Vann, from Arbuckle, is one of four Republicans seeking the seat held by U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove.
Two endorse Bob Williams
Both a current and a former Butte County supervisor have endorsed Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams for the 3rd Assembly District seat.
Supervisor Steve Lambert, who represents the southwestern portion of the county, including Gridley, and former Supervisor Curt Josiassen said they were backing Williams, in a press release sent by Williams' campaign.
Both described Williams as knowledgeable about issues and concerns in rural Northern California and would represent the area well in the Assembly.
Williams, a Republican, is trying to unseat Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica.
Chima won't take pension
Sutter County supervisor candidate Lal Chima, who is seeking the 1st District seat being vacated by Larry Montna, said in a press release that if elected he would decline to enroll in the Board of Supervisors' pension plan.
"It is my belief that supervisors, as representatives of the county's citizens, ought not to be career politicians ..." Chima said.