May 282024
May 28, 2024
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Primary opponent Mark Mezzano endorses Heather Hadwick for Assembly
Redding Councilmember & Former Vice Mayor Mezzano adds to momentum of Hadwick campaign

REDDING, CA  – Today, Redding Councilmember and Assembly 1 Primary candidate Mark Mezzano announced his endorsement of Heather Hadwick.

“I’m endorsing Heather for Assembly. Heather Hadwick embodies the integrity, proven leadership and ability to collaborate that our District needs in its representative,” said Mezzano. “She is in this race for the right reasons. I proudly stand behind her candidacy and urge all voters to join me in supporting Heather for a better California.”

Mark Mezzano is a longtime Shasta County resident who retired as Sergeant in the California Highway Patrol, and who has served on the Redding City Council since 2020. Mark represents Redding at CalCities, serves on the CalCities Public Safety Committee,  is Chairman of the Shasta Regional Transportation Authority, past Chairman of the Redding Area Bus Authority, past representative to the Redding Rancheria and Redding Downtown Collaborative.

I am honored to have Mark’s support. His leadership in Redding and commitment to his community have set a remarkable example for us all. Mark has been a strong voice for the North State, and I look forward to working with him in the future,” said Hadwick.

Mezzano adds his name to a growing list of supporters, which include State Senator Brian Dahle, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle, Assemblymember Heath Flora, the California Professional Firefighters, CALFIRE local 2881, and the California Association of Highway Patrolman.

Heather Hadwick’s campaign for State Assembly is focused on lowering unaffordable prices for California families, keeping our neighborhoods safe from rising crime, and protecting our communities from devastating wildfires. To learn more about Heather Hadwick and her campaign, please visit

This is a big deal for Heather Hadwick for sure.

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Please note that your intrepid blogger is helping Megan Dahle in SD-01. Dahle has drawn an opponent who has lost several races for office in the past.

In addition, Heather Hadwick is running in AD-01. She currently has the endorsement on Brian Dahle and will certainly gain several more as the campaign rolls out.

Heather was raised in the small town of Dorris in Siskiyou County where she met her high school sweetheart Bryon. They were married in 2003 and now have two boys, Sam and Zack. Together they run their family farm in Modoc County growing hay, vegetables, pumpkins, raising highland cattle, and have the County’s only Pumpkin Patch each fall.

​Born in Siskiyou and lives in Modoc. I can’t think of something more North State than that.

As a small business owner of her family farm and having previously owned a small local newspaper, Heather understands the constant obstacles of operating her own business. She knows the state needs to make it easier to open and run a small business, and to hire more people at good paying jobs.

For the last almost 5 years, Heather served Modoc County as the Deputy OES (Office of Emergency Services) Director at the Sheriff’s Office. Heather served as the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, organized evacuations due to wildfire and flooding, coordinated support, managed recovery, and assisted on neighboring wildfires such as the Bootleg, Dixie, McKinney, and many more.

​The AD-01 Race appears to have 7 customers at this time. Hadwick’s resume is going to be hard to match by any of her opponents (especially those from the more urban Shasta County).