Primary opponent endorses Heather Hadwick for Assembly

Redding Councilmember and Assembly 1 Primary candidate Mark Mezzano announced his endorsement of Heather Hadwick.

“I’m endorsing Heather for Assembly,” said Mezzano. “Heather Hadwick embodies the integrity, proven leadership and ability to collaborate that our District needs in its representative. She is in this race for the right reasons. I proudly stand behind her candidacy and urge all voters to join me in supporting Heather for a better California.”

Mezzano is a longtime Shasta County resident who retired as sergeant in the California Highway Patrol, and who has served on the Redding City Council since 2020. Mark represents Redding at CalCities, serves on the CalCities Public Safety Committee, is Chairman of the Shasta Regional Transportation Authority, past Chairman of the Redding Area Bus Authority, past representative to the Redding Rancheria and Redding Downtown Collaborative.

“I am honored to have Mark’s support,” said Hadwick. “His leadership in Redding and commitment to his community have set a remarkable example for us all. Mark has been a strong voice for the North State, and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Mezzano adds his name to a growing list of supporters, which include State Senator Brian Dahle, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle, Assemblymember Heath Flora, the California Professional Firefighters, CALFIRE local 2881 and the California Association of Highway Patrolman.

Hadwick’s campaign for State Assembly is focused on lowering unaffordable prices for California families, keeping our neighborhoods safe from rising crime, and protecting our communities from devastating wildfires. To learn more about Hadwick and her campaign, visit