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M.V. Councilman Batey Announces Candidacy for State Assembly

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Air Force Veteran, Fireman & Community Leader Best Republican Candidate for Targeted District

(Moreno Valley, Calif.) – Moreno Valley Councilman Bill Batey, first elected to the City Council in 1996, has announced his candidacy for the new 61st Assembly District which includes Riverside, Highgrove, Perris, Mead Valley, Moreno Valley, and March Air Force Base.

“California is at a crossroads,” said Batey, “and I think it is time that our leaders in Sacramento get serious about the fiscal issues facing our state and the impact the policies they have implemented are having on our economy, public education and our ability to create and retain jobs for Riverside County families.”

Batey, a U.S. Air Force veteran and 29-year veteran firefighter of the City of Riverside Fire Department, is an ideal fit for the 61st District.  As a black Latino, raised in a single-parent home, he understands first-hand the challenges facing working families in the Riverside region and will be a forceful voice for economic opportunity and job creation as well as improving education.  Currently he’s leading efforts to attract, retain and relocate businesses to the Riverside/Moreno Valley/Perris area to create new job opportunities for the local economy. To date his efforts have created over 3,000 jobs for the region over the past 4 years.

On the Moreno Valley City Council, Batey has been an outspoken leader on fiscal responsibility and has walked-the-walk, even voluntarily taking a pay cut when the Council was forced to cut the pay of city employees.  As a leader on the Council, he’s been instrumental in balancing the budget every year he’s served.  That’s the kind of tough decision-making we need in Sacramento.

Batey has already earned the endorsements of four of the five members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors including John Tavaglione, Jeff Stone, John Benoit, and Marion Ashley as well as other elected officials in the newly formed district.

Batey will kick-off his campaign with a fundraising barbeque on September 22th at Orangecrest Club located at 1175 E. Alessandro Blvd in Riverside.  For more information, call (888) 815-0671.

Bill and his wife, Sherri, who works at the Riverside Police Department, have lived in Moreno Valley for 28 years and have one son, William, who graduated from the University of California, Riverside. For more information about Bill and his campaign, please visit www.bateyforassembly.com/

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