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Beth and Ted Gaines are Placer’s new power couple at the Capitol

Republican Beth Gaines of Roseville was sworn in Thursday as the new District 4 assemblywoman. Gaines’ oath of office also marks the start of a new and unique era in Placer and ...

Placer County’s District 4 Assembly turnout sinks to new lows

In terms of turnout, the District 4 Assembly election on Tuesday was dismal. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said that his pre-election forecast was holding up, with vo ...

Democrat Cooley, Republican Gaines move on to Jan. 4 Senate runoff

It’s Democrat Ken Cooley against Republican Ted Gaines in a run-off Jan. 4 for the state Senate seat held by the late Dave Cox. With strong Election Day support from Placer Coun ...

Gaines leads in state Senate special election

State Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, was holding onto an early lead against Republicans Roger Niello and Barbara Alby and Democrat Ken Cooley in a special election to succeed ...