Kelly Tanner announces her candidacy for California’s 1st Assembly District. She was instrumental in terminating the Fountain Wind Project in Shasta County, which would have eliminated fire protection and pose threats to people and their environment. She facilitated conversations between a diverse community of political and cultural beliefs, exemplifying how we can work together to solve issues that threaten communities.
Tanner holds a BS degree in political science from BYU, a graduate certificate in U.S. History and a MA Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from American Military University. She wrote her thesis on the 1992 Fountain Fire in Shasta County.
Pat Pound, past presidential appointee to the National Committee on Disability and past executive director of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, endorses Kelly.
“Kelly is able to quickly understand and condense large amounts of public policy information.” Pound said. “She can tease out the actual impact of proposed policies and determine the effects on a wide variety of individuals. She keenly focuses on solving problems and crafting roadmaps for actualization.”
Tanner will bring her focus and determination to craft policies addressing wildfire, public safety, the economy and the quality of life in her rural district. Her thesis on fire makes her uniquely qualified to address the long-ignored issue of wildfire. However, it also allows her to analyze all policies from an uncommon perspective.
She believes all voices deserve to be heard, listened to and advocated for. She wants to earn the opportunity to do so for the 11 counties within California AD1.
Tanner has been endorsed by the Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador and Modoc Republican Central Committees, as well as the non-partisan committee Rebuild California.