Here’s the deal: Beth Gaines has name ID, John Allard has been campaigning for at least a year.
As a result, John Allard has a solid base of support – some will point to Doug Ose and all the endorsements he had, only to lose to McClintock. Beth Gaines does not have a strong a name ID and horsepower that McClintock has/had. John Allard is a conservative as well, so it will be difficult for the Gaines Campaign to draw a contrast.
The question is – does Ted Gaines have enough donors and will his name ID / Goodwill overpower John Allard’s campaign which is organized and coalescing?
Roseville – Expanding his already long list of endorsements in the community, Assembly candidate John Allard announced today he has widespread support in the Placer County business community including former and current presidents of the Rocklin and Roseville Chambers of Commerce. Allard is running in the 4th Assembly District.
Allard’s supporters include outgoing Rocklin Chamber of Commerce President Franklin Burris and incoming President Dave Butler, former Roseville Chamber of Commerce Presidents Ken Denio, Carol Garcia, Marcus LoDuca, Howard Rudd and Jim Williams, outgoing Roseville Chamber of Commerce President Aldo Pineschi and incoming President Al Johnson, and Roseville Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Government Relations Kirk Taber.
“As a small business owner, I understand the need for greater tax and business incentives in order to create jobs and get the economy going again,” said Allard. “I am grateful for the support of all of the Chamber officials. It is a true testament to my work as a member of the business community to have them on my team.”
Allard has served on the Roseville City Council since 2003 and served as Planning Commissioner from 2001 to 2003. With over two decades of community service, Allard has served on the Board of Directors of Acres of Hope Shelter for Women and Children, Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Roseville Community Health Foundation, Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club, South Placer Transportation Management Association, and The Gathering Inn, Sutter Health’s Placer County Community Advisory Board, and William Jessup University’s Community Relations Board.
Having previously served as the Chief of Staff to former Senator and Assemblyman Tim Leslie, Allard is a familiar name in the region with relationships established over several decades. His long list of endorsements and work ethic make him the immediate front-runner for this seat.
In 2005, Allard and his wife, Lisa, purchased a service-related franchise and have grown the business by over 400%. The parents of three children, the Allard family attends Bayside Church of Roseville.