Brian Dahle announces gubernatorial run

Bieber farmer and District 1 State Senator Brian Dahle announced his run for Governor of California.

Brian Dahle, well-known in our neck of the woods as a Bieber farmer, a long-time member of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and a state assemblyman and senator, announced he is a candidate for governor today in Redding. File photo

“California isn’t a failed state; we have a failure of leadership,” Dahle said. “Our state is overtaxed, over-regulated and underperforming in all critical services sectors. As parents feel deep anxiety over their children falling further behind, this administration adopted the strategy of dispute, half-truths, and finger-pointing. People want to believe again in the California Dream. The consequences of failure are too great.

“We often hear that politicians cannot be trusted. That is a sentiment earned by lawmakers who say one thing and do another. I commit to telling you the truth about why the government is failing and what can be done to fix it and turn this state around. It is time to retire the show pony and get a workhorse for California.”

Dahle began his public service career when his neighbors recruited him to serve on the regional Farm Service Agency board.  His community elected him to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, and after four terms he ran for a seat in the state legislature, where he has represented Northeastern California since 2012.

He continues to operate his family’s farm and seed business back home in Bieber, where he and his wife, Megan Dahle (who serves as the 1st District Assemblymember), have raised their three children — Chase, Reagan and Roslyn.

“As a small-business owner, I live the effects of bad policies made in Sacramento every day,” Dahle said.  “The high cost of living is a huge burden for families and for businesses alike, and it is pushing a shocking number of both to simply flee for the state line. California is an amazing and beautiful state, but it is being run into the ground by Sacramento politicians.  I am dedicated to restoring the California promise for ordinary families.”