Wesley Chesbro – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Assembly Member District 2, California

California Democratic Party
2093 Tina CtArcata, CA 95521
(707) 826-7793
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Wesley Chesbro, a democrat and American politician from California, served as state senator of California's 2nd District from 1998 until 2006. On February 8, 2008 Chesbro announced that he will be running to replace term-limited Patty Berg in California's 1st Assembly District. The 1st District includes six counties south of Del Norte along the North Coast, including Sonoma County north of Santa Rosa. With the defeat of Prop 93, the term limits measure, three-term incumbent Berg cannot run for re-election and hence she endorsed Chesbro at a news conference in Eureka today. Chesbro said he will call his campaign "First District First" to highlight his commitment to put the District's residents ahead of all else. "I spent eight years in the Senate

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Cindy

2 Children: Collin, Alan.

Birth Date: 08/20/1951

Birthplace: Glendale, CA

Home City: Arcata, CA

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

1971-1974: Executive Director, North Coast Environmental Center

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Founding Member, California Integrated Waste Management Board, 1990-1998

Vice Chair, Western States Recycling Coalition, 1995-1997

Founder/Director, Arcata Community Recycling Center, 1971-1972.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Senator, California State Senate, 1999-2006

Member, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1990

Member, Arcata City Council, 1974-1980.

Founder/Director, Arcata Community Recycling Center, 1971-1972.

Member/Board of Directors, County Supervisors Association of California, 1988-1990

Member, Humboldt County Child Welfare Advisory Board, 1986-1990

Member/Board of Directors, Redwood Natural History Association, 1986-1990

Member, Humboldt Health Planning Council, 1985-1990

Member, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Humboldt County, 1983-1990

Member, Humboldt Transit Authority Board, 1982-1990

Member, League of California Cities, Redwood Empire Division, 1978

Member/Executive Director, North Coast Environmental Center, 1971-1974.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:

Local Agency Formation Commission, 1982-1990

California Senate Solid Waste Task Force, 1988-1989

Solar Cal, Local Government Commission, 1981-1982.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

United Methodist

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

The Humboldt State University Alumni Association recognized three exceptional alumni during its 2006-2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet dinner. Nearly 140 guests were in attendance to celebrate honorees including Wesley Chesbro who was recognized for having exemplified great leadership and contribution within his respective profession, as well as within the community and environment that has been part of the Humboldt Spirit.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BA, Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco

Attended California State University, Humboldt.

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