Election 2010: Assemblyman Gaines to run for late Senator Dave Cox’s seat | SierraSun.com

Election 2010: Assemblyman Gaines to run for late Senator Dave Cox’s seat

Sun staff report

GRANITE BAY, Calif. and#8212; Republican Assemblyman Ted Gaines announced Wednesday he will run in the special election to fill Sen. Dave Cox’s seat, who died earlier this summer.

Cox, 72, represented the First State Senate District, stretching along the eastern side of the state from the Oregon border to Inyo County, including the Truckee/Tahoe region.

Gaines currently represents the Fourth State Assembly District, and is a former Placer County Supervisor.

and#8220;Since my election to the assembly in 2006, I have worked hard to bring common-sense conservative principles to the state capital,and#8221; Gaines said in a press release. and#8220;I will not support any tax increase on the people or business of California and I will never compromise my principles just to get a deal done or move things along.and#8221;

Gaines said in the statement that the First State Senate District could the deciding vote on whether tax increases pass over the next two years.

The governor called a special election for Jan. 4, 2011, to fill the remainder of Sen. Cox’s term. The primary will be in the Nov. 2 election.

The term, started in 2008, would end in 2012.