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Candidates fight for health care for all

California State Senate, 4th District: Phillip Kim (D), California State Assembly, 3rd District: Sonia Aery (D), California State Assembly, 3rd District: James Gallagher (R), moderator Mike Wiltermood California Congress: 1st District: Audrey Denney (D), California State Assembly, 1st District: Caleen Sisk (D) Photo credit: Dan Christian

Dan Christian

October 13, 2018

In anticipation of the upcoming General Election on Nov. 6, the Chico Guild Hall, formally the Chico Grange, was host to a candidate forum on health care held Wednesday by the Butte County Health Care Coalition. It was standing room only as concerned citizens gathered to hear what the candidates had to say ...

Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Rocky Chavez, Chico State alumnus, dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 10, 2016

Rocky Chavez, the Republican assemblyman and Chico State alumnus who stopped by campus on Feb. 2 to promote his run for the U.S. Senate, announced on Monday he was dropping out of the race.Chavez, who graduated from Chico State in 1973, made the surprising announcement before a small audience in a San...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez is running for U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

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