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Beth Gaines to run for El Dorado County supervisor in 2016

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, right, and her husband, Sen. Ted Gaines, at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim on Friday.
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, right, and her husband, Sen. Ted Gaines, at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim on Friday. dsiders@sacbee.com

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, who moved recently to El Dorado Hills, said Friday she will run for El Dorado County supervisor when she is forced from the lower house by term limits next year.

Gaines had raised money this year into multiple committees for possible future campaigns: state Senate in 2020, Board of Equalization in 2018 and supervisor. She said Friday that the area is “beautiful” and “has always been a strong part of my district.” El Dorado Hills is in the county’s 1st district, currently represented by Ron Mikulaco.

In a brief interview at the California Republican Party’s state convention, Gaines said she also will run next year to become the state’s Republican national committeewoman.

Kevin Kiley, a deputy attorney general, and Newcastle lawyer Cristi Nelson have announced they are seeking to succeed Gaines in the heavily Republican 6th Assembly District.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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