A second GOP lawyer has joined the race to replace Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, the Roseville Republican who will be forced from the lower house by term limits next year.
Kevin Kiley, a deputy attorney general, announced this week that he would seek the seat. Newcastle lawyer Cristi Nelson also has said she would seek to represent the district.
Kiley, 30, was a 2003 graduate of Granite Bay High School before moving to attend school. He received a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard in 2007, a master’s in secondary education from Loyola Marymount in 2009 and a law degree from Yale in 2012. After working as an attorney in Los Angeles, he took a job this year as a deputy attorney general in the criminal section and moved to Rocklin.
“My experiences in government and the private sector have given me a background in some of the most important policy issues that affect our state,” Kiley said in a statement.
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The heavily Republican district includes Roseville, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Rocklin, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Orangevale and Fair Oaks.