Gallagher Picks Up Support From More Yuba County Leaders

January 21, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Gilliard 916-626-6804

YUBA COUNTY, CA – Conservative North-State Republican James Gallagher announced receiving the endorsements of seven city leaders from the Yuba County area today in his campaign for State Assembly. From the city of Wheatland, Mayor Rick West, Vice Mayor James Pendergraph, Councilmember Joseph Henderson and Councilmember Lisa McIntosh have all endorsed Gallagher. Additionally, Gallagher recieved support from Councilmembers Chris Pedigo, Dale Whitmore and Michael Selvidge from the City of Marysville. Wheatland and Marysville are the two incorprated cities within Yuba County.

Mayor Rick West of Wheatland cited Gallagher’s commitment to the local communities as reason for endorsement. “James has a proven track record of getting things done,” said Mayor West. “As our Assemblyman, I know that he will fight against unfunded state mandates that hurt our local communities and work hard to strengthen our region’s economy.”

Marysville Councilman Michael Selvidge added, “James Gallagher is the right choice for State Assembly. I know James and trust him as a leader who will fight for the priorities of our rural communities. James will bring a strong voice for taxpayers and for creating jobs to the State Capitol.”

Gallagher’s most recent endorsements are added to a previously announced list of local leaders from Yuba County that already includes Supervisors Roger Abe, Andy Vasquez and John Nicoletti. For a complete list of endorsements please visit

Gallagher is a Sutter County Supervisor and a member of a long-standing farming family in Sutter County. As a Supervisor and an agricultural attorney, he has championed property rights, protection of our ag-based economy and limited government. He has worked hard on important regional issues including levee repair and flood control.

The Gallagher farming operation, including grandfather, father, uncle and brothers, produces rice and walnuts in Rio Oso. James is married to his high school sweetheart, Janna, and together they are raising the seventh generation of Gallaghers in the North State.

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