5th Assembly District is broad area with broad-minded rep
Residents of the new 5th Assembly District won't get a lot of face time with their recently elected representative, Frank Bigelow...
I talked with Bigelow at the end of January. He doesn't know yet what his legislative package will be, although he said he's not inclined to introduce a lot of bills. "Quite honestly, I believe there are too many bills introduced. It makes it hard to vet them all." Amen to that.
He has signed on to several bills that propose to rescind the state fire tax on rural parcels. That's a priority for Republicans this session, though it will be an uphill battle.
Bigelow also opposes the current plan for high-speed rail because of the high price tag and the prospect that it will disrupt so many valley farm operations.