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Secretary of State candidate to speak in Grass Valley

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The Nevada County Democratic Central Committee has announced that California State Senator Leland Y. Yee, the 2014 Democratic candidate for California Secretary of State, will be the guest speaker at its annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alta Sierra Country Club.

Yee was first elected to the State Senate in 2006 and won re-election in 2010, receiving the most votes of any Democratic legislator in the State. Yee represents District 8, which includes San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Yee is the first Chinese American elected to the California state Senate. Prior to serving in the state Senate, he served four years in the California state Assembly.

During his tenure in the Legislature, Yee has fought for children, mental health services, working families, seniors, education, open government, consumer protection, civil rights and the environment. Since 2003, he has successfully passed 164 pieces of legislation, of which 124 have been chaptered into law.

Yee was the first Asian-American to be appointed Assistant President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, as well as the first Asian-American to serve as Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. Prior to serving in the Legislature, Yee spent eight years on the San Francisco Unified School District Board, where he fought to streamline bureaucracy, direct funds towards higher standards in core curriculum, update educational materials, reduce class sizes, and increase public access to school services.

At this dinner, the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee will be honoring the Nevada County Chapter of “Healthcare for All” for their volunteer work in this most important need. Chairman Bob Krueger will accept the honor on behalf of the volunteers.

For reservations, mail your check for $35 payable to NCDCC, P. O. Box 2074, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or call 530-477-1804. Reservations can also be made online at http://NevadaCountyDemocrats.com.

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