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Wesley P. Chesbro
[1]
Chesbro in 2009.
Member of the California State Assemblyfrom the 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office

December 1, 2008

Preceded by Patty Berg
Member of the California State Senatefrom the 2nd district
In office

December 7, 1998 – December 4, 2006

Preceded by Mike Thompson
Succeeded by Pat Wiggins
Personal details
Born (1951-08-20) August 20, 1951 (age 60)[1]Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Cindy Chesbro[2]
Children Collin

Alan[2]

Residence Arcata, California
Alma mater University of San Francisco
Occupation Politician
Religion United Methodist

Wesley P. Chesbro is a Democratic politician from California. He is currently the Assembly member for the 1st Assembly district in California. Previously, Chesbro served as a State Senator from California's 2nd district from 1998 until 2006.[2] He has also served as a member of the California Integrated Waste Management Board.[2]

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[hide] *1 Early career

[edit] Early careerEdit

Assembly member Chesbro was an early leader in the recycling movement having founded the Arcata Recycling Center in 1971.[2] The Arcata Recycling Center is one of California's oldest and most successful recycling operations.[3] He has also served as a Humboldt County Supervisor and an Arcata city council member.[2]

[edit] Post Senate CareerEdit

Senator Chesbro was term limited in 2006 and was replaced by former Assembly member Pat Wiggins. On January 5, 2007, Chesbro was appointed by the California State Senate Rules Committee to serve again on the California Integrated Waste Management Board.[4] On January 12, 2007, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced the appointment of Chesbro to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.[5]

[edit] 2008 Assembly ElectionEdit

On February 8, 2008 Chesbro announced he would run in the November 2008 election to replace term-limited Patty Berg in California's 1st assembly district.[6] He was successful, winning with 70.5% of the vote over Republican Jim Pell.[7]

[edit] PersonalEdit

Chesbro told KHUM he enjoys the music of Janis Joplin, as well as jazz and folk music.[citation needed]

[edit] ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assembly Member Wesley "Wes" Chesbro". Project Vote Smart. http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=16646. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Chesbro, Wesley. "Biography". State of California. http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a01/Biography. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  3. ^ http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/BoardInfo/BoardMembers/Chesbro/default.htm
  4. ^ "January 2007 CIWMB Board Meeting Summary". CalRecycle. 2007-01-27. http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/lea/Mail/2007/BoardSummary/January.htm. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  5. ^ McLean, Hilary (2007-01-12). "State Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Appoints Wesley Chesbro to Mental Health Commission" (Press release). California Department of Education. http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr07/yr07rel13.asp. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  6. ^ Larson, Elizabeth (2008-02-08). "Chesbro to run for First District Assembly seat". Lake County News. http://lakeconews.com/content/view/3177/742/. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  7. ^ http://vote.sos.ca.gov/Returns/stasm/0159.htm

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