James Gallagher (California politician)
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 3rd district
|Assumed office |
December 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Dan Logue|
|Born||March 4, 1981|
Yuba City, California
Gallagher is the descendant of Irish immigrants who settled northern California in the early 1800s. His paternal grandfather, Robert Gallagher, served four years (1985–89) on the Sutter County Board of Supervisors.
Since 2007, Gallagher has been practicing law. He is also a rice farmer who is a partner in his family's fifth generation rice and walnut farming operation. In 2008, Gallagher was elected to the Sutter County Board of Supervisors, where he served until his election to the state Assembly.
On November 4, 2014, Gallagher won the election and succeeded fellow Republican Dan Logue, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress that year. Gallagher is a Republican representing the California's 3rd State Assembly district, encompassing western parts of the Sacramento Valley. In 2017, Gallagher became the Republican Caucus Chairman of the California General Assembly.
2014 California State Assembly
2016 California State Assembly candidacy
|Republican||James Gallagher (incumbent)||66,686||61.0|
|Democratic||Bryce Corron (write-in)||12||0.0|
|Republican||James Gallagher (incumbent)||108,910||63.0|
2018 California State Assembly candidacy
|Republican||James Gallagher (incumbent)||64,975||65.0|
|Republican||James Gallagher (incumbent)||95,786||60.2|
2020 California State Assembly candidacy
|Republican||James Gallagher (incumbent)||66,378||65.5%|
|Democratic||James R. Henson||35,002||34.5%|
Gallagher's wife is Janna, they met in kindergarten while attending Browns School in Rio Oso, CA. They have five children.
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