- Barbara Alby at a glance
Political career: Assemblywoman, 5th District,
1993-98; lost in June to George Runner in the Republican primary
for the 2nd District seat on the Board of Equalization.
Occupation: Acting board member for the
California Board of Equalization since March; previously chief
deputy for the Board of Equalization 2006-10.
Education: Attended University of Wisconsin, no
Family: Husband, Dennis; five adult children;
- Ken Cooley at a glance
Residence: Rancho Cordova since 1977.
Political career: Rancho Cordova City Council,
2003-present (currently mayor); lost to Katherine Maestas in the
Democratic primary for the 10th Assembly District in 2002.
Occupation: Appointed by the governor in 2007
to represent all California's cities on California's Seismic Safety
Commission; previously a staff member in the 1980s to Assemblyman
Louis Papan; attorney with real estate and housing focus; former
legal counsel for State Farm Insurance.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in political
science, University of California, Berkeley; Law degree, McGeorge
School of Law.
Family: Wife, Sydney; two sons.
- Ted Gaines at a glance
Residence: Fifth-generation Roseville
Political career: Assemblyman, 4th District,
2008-present; Placer County Board of Supervisors, 2000-08;
Roseville Planning Commission, 1997-99.
Occupation: Owns Point West Insurance in
Education: Business administration degree,
Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.
Family: Wife, Beth; six children.
- Roger Niello at a glance
Residence: Fair Oaks.
Political career: Assemblyman, 2004-present;
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 1999-2004.
Occupation: Retail auto business, 1974-99;
public accounting, 1971-74.
Education: Bachelor of Science, UC Berkeley;
Master of Science, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles.
Family: Wife, Mary; five adult children; four
Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 6:30 am, Thu Oct 28, 2010.
While Tuesday marks the 2010 general election, there is a
special election for Galt voters as well. With the death of State
Sen. Dave Cox in July, three Republicans and a Democrat have filed
for the 1st Senate District seat. They are:
- Barbara Alby, a Folsom Republican, who is a former
assemblywoman and currently serves as acting board member for the
California Board of Equalization.
- Ken Cooley, a Democrat, who is mayor of Rancho Cordova. He lost
the Democratic primary for the 10th Assembly District in 2002.
- Ted Gaines, a Republican assemblyman from Roseville.
- Roger Niello, a Republican assemblyman from Fair Oaks.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:30 am.