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Gaines sworn in as senator, elected caucus chairman

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From page A15 | December 07, 2012 |

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) was sworn into office today as representative for the 1st Senate District at the State Capitol.

“I am honored to serve the North State and the people of the 1st Senate District and am prepared to continue fighting hard for taxpayers and ensuring job-creation is our number one priority,” Gaines said. “I am going to work tirelessly to get the private sector back on its feet. That means keeping taxes low and simplifying regulations so businesses can feel confident and start hiring again.”

Gaines was also unanimously elected by the Senate Republican Caucus as Chairman yesterday afternoon during an organizational meeting which included returning and newly-elected members.

“I am proud to be part of our Caucus leadership,” said Gaines. “I look forward to working closely with my Republican colleagues as we serve as a unified voice in proposing common-sense policies that strengthen California’s economy and put people back to work.”

At the same meeting, Senate Republicans unanimously re-elected Bob Huff of Diamond Bar as the Senate Republican Leader.

Since he was first elected into office, Gaines has held dozens of town halls and community outreach meetings throughout the region, making him one of the most accessible legislators in Sacramento. Gaines was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 after serving on the Placer County Board of Supervisors and as a member of the Roseville Planning Commission. He was elected to the 1st Senate District in 2011.

The owner of Gaines Insurance, Senator Gaines and his wife, Beth, have six children and reside in Rocklin.

Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.

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