“Bill Halldin has the track record of community involvement and service to represent us well in the California Assembly,” Mayor Garcia said. “Bill understands the key issues facing our region and has the skills to work with other legislators to bring needed reform to state government. He is the best candidate and will do a great job for our community.”
Roseville is the largest city in the 6th district. Mayor Garcia’s endorsement is the 40th from local elected officials in the 6th District for Bill Halldin’s campaign.
“I am very honored to receive Mayor Garcia’s support,” Halldin said. “Carol is a great advocate for Roseville and our region. She is known for her strong leadership in Roseville, as well as her efforts throughout her career to spearhead so many initiatives as a volunteer.”
Mayor Garcia is a fifth generation Roseville resident who has served as President of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County (Kid’s First) and the Rotary Club of Roseville. As a 15 year breast cancer survivor, she is a co-founder and currently chairs the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment, which raised $1.5 million for breast cancer research through UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The 6th Assembly district seat is currently held by Republican Beth Gaines, who is unable to run for re-election in 2016 due to the state’s term limits law.
Halldin, a small business owner in the community for the last 16 years, 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.
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.