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 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 includes Davis Mayor Dan Wolk, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and Esparto farmer and retired U.S. Marine officer Charlie Schaupp.

All four are Yolo County residents seeking to represent a district that includes all of Lake and Napa counties and parts of Colusa, Sonoma and Solano counties, in addition to most of Yolo County.

Dodd’s election last year ended an 18-year streak of Yolo County being represented in the Assembly by a woman, from Helen Thomson to Lois Wolk to Mariko Yamada. Dodd, a Napa Democrat, also ended the 18-year streak of a Davis resident holding the seat.

Now Aguiar-Curry, the first woman to be elected mayor of Winters, enters the race. She has served as Winters mayor since 2012 and also serves on the board of directors of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the Yolo County Planning Commission, the Yolo Housing Commission, and the Yolo County Water Association.

“I’m running for the state Assembly to get things done — to protect our natural resources, water and open space; support agriculture; provide good jobs; and give our kids the tools they need to get ahead in a competitive world,” she said in a statement.

Aguiar-Curry grew up in Winters and worked summers and after school on her family’s farm. She and her brothers now co-own the 80-acre walnut orchard.

She graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in business administration and accounting and operates a consulting business, Community Mitigation and Consulting, that specializes in water, public policy and community outreach.

As Winters mayor, Aguiar-Curry counts among her accomplishments her work with regional leaders to obtain national monument designation for the Berryessa Snow Mountain region and bringing a $75 million PG&E training facility to Winters. She has also spearheaded efforts to bring affordable broadband access to Winters, build a state-of-the-art senior housing development and establish an agricultural innovation hub in Yolo County.

The Assembly seat she seeks opened up when Dodd announced plans to run for the state Senate seat being vacated in 2016 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, who will be termed out of office.

Dodd easily won the Assembly seat last November over Republican Schaupp, after having won the June primary in a contest that also included Dan Wolk and former Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza.