English learners now eligible for child care assistance

Source Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 273 by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Solano, a priority bill for the California Legislative Women’s Caucus this year. The governor signed it during a public ceremony held at Women’s Empowerment in Downtown...

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Ceremony starts Anderson Springs project

By Tammy Murga | Source ANDERSON SPRINGS >> About 80 people gathered in Anderson Springs Saturday morning to mark the start of a recovery project by breaking ground on a new wastewater system and homes for the area. The celebration was co-hosted by Senator Mike...

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Local reps secure funding for farmworker housing

Source The California State Legislature approved the 2017-18 State Budget, with $250,000 included to support farmworker housing in Napa County. Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Solano, and Senator Bill Dodd, D-Solano, championed this funding proposal, which will...

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Aguiar-Curry Thankful For the Support

Source I am gratified and overwhelmed by the supporters across District 4 that came out to vote for me for Assembly on June 7th. I want to thank them and the many volunteers and individual donors who helped make our campaign possible. And I want to congratulate all my...

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St. Helena Star Endorses Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for Assembly

By the Editorial Board | Source Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry is an energetic, accomplished, down-to-earth candidate who would be an effective advocate for rural communities in the State Assembly. Aguiar-Curry, a Democrat, is competing with Republican Charlie...

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By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | Source

Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry will represent the 4th Assembly District in the state Legislature for the next two years, having defeated Republican Charlie Schaupp in Tuesday’s general election.

Aguiar-Curry had received 63.6 percent of the vote by early Wednesday morning with an unknown number of provisional and late-arriving absentee ballots still to be counted.

That Aguiar-Curry would win the general election was not really in doubt — the left-leaning 4th Assembly District has repeatedly sent Democrats to Sacramento — and winning the June primary was the larger challenge.

There Aguiar-Curry faced off against two other well-known local Democrats in former Davis Mayor Dan Wolk and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, in addition to Davis resident Dr. Mark Kropp and Schaupp, the lone Republican in the race. Aguiar-Curry and Schaupp finished 1-2 in that race.

But despite the odds being in her favor in the general election, Aguiar-Curry said Tuesday night that she “never took anything for granted,” traveling 1,200 miles a week to meet with voters throughout the sprawling 4th District — which includes Yolo, Colusa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties — over the past few months.

Victory on Tuesday, she said, “feels great.”

Looking ahead, Aguiar-Curry expects to focus on many of the same issues in the state Legislature that were priorities for her as mayor of Winters, including water and agriculture and expanding internet access to rural communities.

Schaupp, an Esparto farmer and former U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel running for the second time in the 4th Assembly District, did not return phone calls seeking comment Tuesday night.