State Sen. Mike McGuire announced Monday that he will run for a second term representing the North Coast in the California Legislature.
The June 2018 primary is still nearly a year away, but McGuire, D-Healdsburg, told supporters in an email that he wanted to get an early start into the race.
“As you know, I never take anything for granted — which is why I’ll be running like I’m ten points behind right up to Election Day,” McGuire said in the email.
A former Sonoma County supervisor, Healdsburg City Council member and mayor, McGuire was first elected to the state Senate in 2014.
During his time in Sacramento, he’s worked to build a state rainy day fund, secure funding for transit infrastructure, pass marijuana regulations and, most recently, advance legislation that would require presidential candidates to disclose their five most recent years of tax returns in order to appear on the California primary ballot.
McGuire represents the state Senate’s 2nd district, which includes most of Sonoma County and runs from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.