Ex-State Sen. Cannella launches Stanislaus Co. Supervisor bid

The Democrats knew they had, when needed, a GOP’er in the Assembly and State Senate willing to vote the Democrat line.  In fact, his father was a Democrat member of the Assembly a few years ago.  Why are you paying higher tax on gas?  Ask Anthony Cannella why he did it.  Yes, he claims he got $500 million to be spent in his district—but the 40 million people of the State are financing his “bribe”.

Now he wants the people of Stanislaus County to represent them.  In fact his constituencies is a constituency of one—Anthony Cannella.

““I understand that most the [County] money comes from Sacramento,” the former legislator said in his campaign announcement video. “I know how that machine works, and I’ll be able to work with those folks to drive more resources.”

Cannella drew the ire of some colleagues in the Senate Republican Caucus when he cut a deal in 2017 with then-Gov. Jerry Brown.

Cannella became the lone Republican to greenlight California’s gas tax hike.

What he knows is how to trade off the money earned by families and businesses for money given to unions and special interests—that finance elections.

Ex-State Sen. Cannella launches Stanislaus Co. Supervisor bid

Alex Tavlian, The sun,  7/28/19 

Less than a year after he termed out of the California State Senate, former State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is getting back into politics.

Cannella announced Friday he would seek a seat on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors.

Current County Supervisor Jim DeMartini will serve out his fourth term on the Board before leaving the Golden State for Reno, Nev.

Late last year, DeMartini sold more than 1,000 acres of farmland and other commercial property ahead of his move to the Silver State.

Before his tenure in the State Capitol, Cannella served as the Mayor of Ceres. In Sacramento, he was succeeded by Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) following a hotly-contested campaign against Madera Supervisor Rob Poythress.

“I understand that most the [County] money comes from Sacramento,” the former legislator said in his campaign announcement video. “I know how that machine works, and I’ll be able to work with those folks to drive more resources.”

Cannella drew the ire of some colleagues in the Senate Republican Caucus when he cut a deal in 2017 with then-Gov. Jerry Brown.

Cannella became the lone Republican to greenlight California’s gas tax hike.

In exchange for the vote, Cannella secured $500 million in funding for local in the north Valley priorities, with $400 million to extend the Altamont Commuter Express train – which runs from Stockton to San Jose – further south to Merced.

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