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Following retirement in 1993, Dickerson was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, and later he was elected to serve a four-year term. He served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2002. In 2002 he ran in the Republican primary for State Senate but was defeated by Sam Aanestad.
In the Redding community, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Shasta County Youth Violence Prevention Council and has twice served as Chair of the United Way Campaign, past president of the Shasta County Peace Officers Association, Redding Rodeo Association Board of Directors and the Emergency Services Foundation. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Dickerson was elected to the Redding City Council in 2004 and reelected in 2008. As a city councilor he rotated with the other members in the position of Mayor of Redding. He was narrowly defeated for reelection in 2012 by Gary Cadd. Dickerson lives with his wife Betty, two children and five grandchildren.
- DickDickerson.com (Official 2008 Redding City Council campaign)
- News and information about Redding, California
- Ballotpedia information (Information about a recall effort from 2009)
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