Rocklin, Calif – Bill Halldin, a small business owner and longtime community leader, today announced his candidacy for California’s 6th state Assembly district, entering the race with the endorsements of more than 30 local elected officials in the district.
Halldin, owner of Halldin Public Relations Inc. in Rocklin, currently serves as an elected Trustee for Sierra College, a post he has held since 2011. His colleagues on the Board have elected him President of the Board of Trustees for the last two years.
“For generations, California has been a great place for opportunity,” Halldin said. “Unfortunately, our state government today too often overregulates our businesses and our lives. As a business owner who works with many other businesses and industries, I’ve seen first-hand how this hurts our economy and our neighbors’ future. I’m running to bring real, common-sense reform that will benefit all Californians.”
The 6th Assembly district is currently held by Republican Beth Gaines, who is termed out in 2016.
Halldin is a longtime community volunteer, having previously served as Chairman of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce in 2006, President of the Sierra College Foundation for three years and Chairman of the William Jessup University Community Relations Council. He also has served as a board member for the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Region Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Steering Committee, Blue Line Arts and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation.
Halldin has served as an elected member of the Placer County Republican Central Committee since 2010.
Halldin has earned the support of a wide range of local elected officials, including three Placer County supervisors, 11 city councilmembers and all five directors of the Placer County Water Agency. A partial list of the supporters can be found online at the link below.
“Bill will bring his deep passion for public service and strong business acumen to this position,” said Rocklin City Councilmember Scott Yuill. “He is a respected leader in our region, working to enhance our community through his service at Sierra College and many non-profit organizations. We will be well served in the 6th District with Bill as our assemblyman.”
“Bill will bring a strong conservative voice to represent our area at the Capitol,” said Roseville City Councilmember Bonnie Gore. “He’s a proven leader, with a deep understanding of our community and our values.”
The 6th District includes the communities of Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Folsom, Granite Bay, Loomis, Orangevale, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Cameron Park, Penryn and Sheridan.
Halldin, 53, is a longtime Rocklin resident. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in management from Yale University. He and his wife, Rocklin School Board member Susan Halldin, are the parents of two children: Kathryn, a recent Whitney High School graduate, and Michael, an eighth grade student at Spring View Middle School in Rocklin.