John Allard announces candidacy for Assembly

Roseville City Councilman will run for seat based on expectation that Ted Gaines wins state Senate seat
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Small business owner and Roseville City Councilman John Allard officially announced his candidacy Thursday for California State Assembly in the 4th District. If Assemblyman Ted Gaines wins a runoff election Jan. 4 for a state Senate seat, his vacant seat will be up for grabs in a primary election to take place in early 2011. Allard announced his campaign based on his expectation that Gaines will win his election. “I am uniquely qualified to protect and promote the interests of our region,” Allard said, in a press release. “I understand the impact that state budget hardships have had on our communities. While there are no quick fixes, the person elected to the Assembly must have the backbone to stand up to special interest spending and be willing to fight to reduce taxes.” Allard has served on the City Council since 2003 and served as Roseville Planning Commissioner from 2001 to 2003. He has been involved with the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, South Placer Transportation Management Association, Sutter Health’s Placer County Community Advisory Board, William Jessup University community relations board, Acres of Hope Shelter for Women and Children, Roseville Community Health Foundation, Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club and the Gathering Inn. He previously served as Chief of Staff to former Senator and Assemblyman Tim Leslie. In 2005, Allard and his wife, Lisa, purchased a Molly Maid franchise and have grown the business by more than 400 percent, according to the press release. ~ Staff report