Life without internet in Yolo County

By Don Saylor and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry | Source Access to high-speed Internet (broadband) is no longer a luxury. It is a basic necessity in both rural and urban settings to support our community members with their education, access to health care and economic...

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Delaine Eastin Endorses Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for Assembly

By Vanguard Administrator | Source The State Assembly Race is starting to heat up. On Monday, the Cecilia Aguiar-Curry announced it has received the endorsement of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin in the competitive primary for the...

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Construction to begin this week on PG&E training facility

By Sarah Dowling | Source Despite stormy weather, hundreds gathered at an empty field in Winters, imagining what it will become in little more than a year. With a few shovelfuls of earth, the Monday groundbreaking ceremony ushered in the beginning of construction on a...

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Winters Mayor Enters Crowded Assembly Race

By Democrat staff | Source Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry has entered into the race for the open 4th District Assembly seat created by Bill Dodd’s run for Senate. Also seeking the post are Democrats Davis Mayor Dan Wolk and Yolo Supervisor Don Saylor; as well as...

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Mayor Runs for Assembly

By Debra DeAngelo | Winters Express | Volume 132, #34 The real question about Cecila Aguiar-Curry’s run for a state assembly seat is: How did she ever find the time to do it? A glance at her appointment book shows very little white space, and the list of regional...

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Winters Mayor Enters Assembly race

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | Source The race to fill the state Assembly seat being vacated by Bill Dodd has gotten a little more crowded. Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry has announced that she will seek the 4th District Assembly seat, joining a field that already...

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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.