The race for the California State Assembly's 30th District promises to hold as much excitement as a MMA match, as a Republican newcomer and two Democratic Political contenders prepare to showdown in the next few months.
The current representative of the 30th District, Assemblyman Danny Gilmore said on Tuesday, January 19th that he would not seek a second term. (click for District 30's homepage) Gilmore held off on the announcement long enough to ensure Republican players could find a suitable replacement, which they did in Republican David Valadao, a 32 year old dairy farmer with no prior experience seeking office and has ties to Rep. Devin Nunez (R-Visalia). Valadao has served as a delegate for a Valley portion of the Land O' Lakes farm cooperative.
The Democrats will first face off on June 8th in the Democratic primary. The ballot will pit Fran Florez, mother of state Sen. Dean Florez and who also narrowly lost to Gilmore in the 2008 election, against Pete Parra, father of former Assembly Member Nicole Parra, a democrat, who endorsed Danny Gilmore for the seat he won in 2008
Republican David Valadao
Democrat Fran Florez
Return to Fresno County Elections 2010 Examined