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 Wins Assembly Seat

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...

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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 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 4th Assembly District.

Ms. Eastin, a long time Davis resident said in the release, “I’m proud to endorse Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for Assembly because of her willingness to stand up and fight for what she believes in.” Ms. Eastin, who spent four years in the legislature as an East Bay Assemblymember, was elected in 1994 as the first, and to this date, only woman to serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

She added, “I’ve seen Cecilia in action. She has the ability to bring people together, the strength of character to stand up for her values, a great work ethic, and a history of getting things done. I know that, if she’s elected to serve in the Assembly, she will deliver for our children and make a lasting impact on our state.”

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry is the current Mayor of Winters, a businesswoman, and, along with her three brothers, is a co-owner of a small walnut farm. She has served on the Winters Planning Commission, Winters City Council and is now the first woman Mayor of Winters. Ms. Aguiar-Curry has also been a Board Member of the Water Resources Association of Yolo County and Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and Chair of the Yolo County Housing Commission.

As Mayor and City Councilwoman, her campaign writes that she has made kids and supporting local schools a top priority, including helping secure $600,000 to bring technology to the schools and another $200,000 to provide children with laptops they could use at home for schoolwork.

Her education priorities include, “Upholding the Constitution of California by increasing investment in education such that this state will no longer be near the bottom in per pupil spending.” She has pledged to invest “in smaller class sizes and making sure every child has access to the wide range of classes, like art, music, theatre, languages, AP and gifted classes, and vocational education.”

Ms. Aguiar-Curry wishes to make sure “our schools are safe havens for teachers, students and staff.” She supports, “Fully funding pre-kindergarten education for all California 4 year olds.” She wishes to increase “accountability, support for teachers and parents, and efforts to improve low performing schools in our cities and rural communities” and improve “access to higher education by making tuition more affordable.”

She is running to represent the 4th Assembly District, which encompasses the cities of American Canyon, Calistoga, Clearlake, Davis, Dixon, Lakeport, Napa, Rohnert Park, St. Helena, Williams, Winters, Woodland, and Yountville and all or portions of six counties.

Ms. Aguiar-Curry is opposed by Democrats Dan Wolk, Mayor of the City of Davis and Don Saylor, Supervisor for Yolo County representing parts of Davis and former Mayor. On Monday, Mr. Saylor released a video campaign commercial.