- Candidates at a glance
Residence: Rancho Cordova since 1977.
Education: B.A. in political science in 1977 at
University of California, Berkeley; Juris Doctor degree from
McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.
Occupation: Principal consultant for the State
Senate Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee since April 2009;
California Seismic Safety Commission, representing all California
cities, 2007-09; Insurance Advisory Committee of the RAND Institute
for Civil Justice and Insurance Regulatory Examiner Society
Foundation, 1999-2007; attorney for State Farm Insurance,
1991-2008; chief counsel for Assembly Finance and Insurance
Committee, 1988-91; legislative counsel for California Lane Title
Association, 1985-88; top staff member for then Assemblyman Louis
Political career: Lost Democratic Primary for
10th Assembly District in 2002; elected to Rancho Cordova City
Council in 2002 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008. Mayor in 2005 and
Family: Wife Sydney, a church bookkeeper; two sons, one a youth
pastor and another in seminary; one granddaughter.
Residence: Roseville for 18 years; born and
raised in Sacramento. Family roots in Placer County since the
Education: Business administration degree from
Lewis and Clark College in Oregon,
Career: Owns Point West Insurance in
Political career: Roseville Planning
Commission, 1997-99; Placer County Board of Supervisors, 2001-06;
Family: Wife ,Beth; six children.
— Sources: Ken Cooley, Ted Gaines
Posted: Friday, December 24, 2010 6:27 am
On Jan. 4, it usually marks recovering from New Year’s Eve
parties, but in Galt, it’s Election Day. Again. This time, it’s to
elect a state senator to replace Republican Dave Cox, who died in
Jan. 4 is the day voters go to the polls, but vote-by-mail
ballots, formerly known as absentee ballots, have already been
mailed to voters. The candidates in the 1st Senate District are
Rancho Cordova Mayor Ken Cooley, a Democrat, and Assemblyman Ted
Friday, December 24, 2010 6:27 am.