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Doug Wright Announces Campaign for Congress in California's 1st Congressional District
Redding, CA - Redding born, North State local Doug Wright launches his run for Congress in California’s 1st District today, pledging to bring new leadership and a solutions-first, future-focused approach to Washington. He launches his widely anticipated campaign with an announcement event at the Shasta Venture Hub at 4300 Caterpillar Road in Redding where he will be joined by supporters at noon.
In his speech, Doug launches his campaign as a political outsider stating "being a Congressman isn’t just about flying back and forth to DC, it’s about working right here at home, here in our district."
Doug, a proud 5th generation North State native, grew up in Berney, CA, a small logging town in the mountains outside of Redding. Driven by his work ethic, Doug went on to UCLA where he earned his BA in political science. During his undergraduate education, he worked full time for a local attorney to pay for school, which sparked his interest in law. He then received his JD from the McGeorge School of Law.
Doug returned to the North State to serve the community he grew up in and started his own law firm, Wright Nash, where he represents small business owners and advocates for everyday people. In addition to his small business firm, Doug also owns a cattle ranch.
Doug has served on the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Redding, the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corporation for Shasta County, the Governance Committee for the United Way of Northern California, and Mercy Foundation North.
Doug will bring his experience and his deep knowledge of the community’s needs to give California’s 1stCongressional District the representation it deserves.
“I know very well how to represent diverse interests. I’m trained to analyze complicated Constitutional and legislative issues. I have a well-developed understanding of how the laws work, and often times how the laws don’t work as intended. Every day I sit down and listen in order to figure out how to navigate through the complexities of laws while delivering the best outcomes.”
As an unconventional candidate, Doug will launch a campaign where he will bring community stakeholders together to solve the problems of the North State instead of playing the status quo politics of DC. Rather than a typical venue, Doug chooses to launch his campaign from the Shasta Venture Hub because of his vision to revitalize his rural community.
“We need to revitalize rural America with forward thinking projects like the Shasta Venture Hub.”
Named as a 20 under 40 Emerging Leader in the North State by Redding.com, Doug now lives in Millville, CA, on a cattle ranch with his wife, Heather, and their three children, Walker, Reagan, and Rexton.
To hear more about Doug’s vision for the North State, sign up at www.dougwrightforcongress.com