Former acting director of National Intelligence endorses Audette for Assembly District 1

Tenessa Audette proudly announces the endorsement of former Trump Cabinet Official Richard Grenell. As the current mayor of Redding, Audette has showcased a steadfast commitment to America First leadership, and Grenell believes she is the Republican frontrunner poised to bring this strong leadership to Sacramento.

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Grenell, the former Acting Director of National Intelligence and U.S. Ambassador to Germany, said, “Tenessa Audette embodies the principles of America First. She is clearly a rising star with a focus on the people she serves. She is the right leader to take on the failing ideologies crushing the middle class and ruining our beloved state.”

Audette’s endorsement by Grenell adds to a growing list of influential leaders and organizations supporting her campaign for Assembly, including Senator Shannon Grove, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, Shasta County Supervisor Mary Rickert, Modoc County Supervisor Geri Byrne, Modoc County Supervisor Ned Coe, El Dorado County Supervisor George Turnboo, Sierra County Supervisor Sharon Dryden, Siskiyou County Supervisor Ray Haupt, Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett, retired Shasta County Sheriff Jim Pope, Amador County Sheriff Gary Redman, Redding Vice Mayor Julie Winter, Redding Mayor Pro Tem Jack Munns, Los Rios Community College District Trustee John Knight, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, the El Dorado County Republican Party, the Nevada County Republican Party, and the Placer County Republican Party.

Mayor Tenessa Audette, presently holding the position of district representative for California’s 1st Senate District, is a California native with a degree in political science from Sonoma State. With a robust background in managing political campaigns, she remains steadfast in her commitment to community service. Tenessa is  married to Jeff Audette, and they raise three remarkable teenagers – Grace (Kat), Annabelle, and Jaxon.

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