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Aguiar-Curry and Gallagher honored as CCBE Legislators of the Year

CCBE Executive Board and Board of Directors representatives presented Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) with the 2018 Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award for the work they have done on behalf of the children of California. The presentations took place on the morning of Sunday, May 19, on the steps of the State Capitol.

Aguiar-Curry has represented California’s 4th Assembly District since 2016, an area that includes all or parts of Napa, Lake, Yolo, Sonoma, Colusa and Solano counties. Before joining the Assembly, she served as planning commissioner for the city of Winters and then was elected to the city council, eventually serving as the first female mayor of Winters. As mayor, Aguiar-Curry oversaw improvements in the downtown area and worked to improve local schools, including securing computers for every sixth-grader in the city. She also brought broadband internet to rural communities, built senior housing and helped the area become an agricultural and food innovation hub for the region. She currently resides in Winters, just a block from her childhood home.

CCBE present the Legislator of the Year Award to Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
CCBE representatives present the Legislator of the Year Award to Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
James Gallagher has represented California’s 3rd Assembly District since 2014, an area that includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties. Before joining the Assembly, he served on the Sutter County Board of Supervisors for six years. In the education arena, Gallagher works to strengthen the authority of local school boards, parents and teachers to adopt plans that are suited to their local needs, economy and culture. In addition, Gallagher has sponsored legislation that provides a clear path for students to access Career Technical Education throughout his career. He is a current resident of Sutter County, where he practices law and is a partner in his family’s farming operation.