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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/11/2018 08:03 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/21/2018 12:43 AM
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Calaveras County School Board Member Tom Pratt Announces For CA State Senate

Murphys, CA...Vallecito Union School Board Member, local businessman, and community leader Tom Pratt announced today that he has officially launched his campaign for California's 8th State Senate district. "I'm ready to take my experience to bring real leadership for this district to Sacramento," said Tom Pratt. "I'm running because it's time someone steps up for our community and listens to the residents of this district to address the many issues facing our region and state."




With parents who never graduated college but always provided their children with the opportunity to succeed, Tom has demonstrated commitment throughout his career to education, hard work, and civic duty. Tom has made a successful career in the insurance industry and taken on unexpected challenges, such as working to insure US embassies across the world after 9/11 and most recently to secure coverage for California residents who continue to lose their homeowners insurance due to fire risk. He moved to Murphys in 2008 to help care for his mother during her final weeks of terminal brain cancer. There, he met his wife Kimberly, got married, and started a family.

Tom's life experience and values inspired him to run for school board, and today for the California State Senate.

"There are many issues that face rural California that get ignored or put on the backburner. I'll fight so our kids and future generations have access to an excellent education, great jobs, and clean reliable water," Tom added. "I'll make sure there's a voice in Sacramento that will work to increase access to healthcare and well-funded hospitals in our rural communities, for expanded broadband availability, and for job training and apprenticeship programs."

You can follow Tom's campaign at www.TomPratt.org and on Facebook and Twitter.


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Tom Pratt is a Democrat running for California's 8th Senate District, which encompasses eleven counties and is currently held by termed-out Senator Tom Berryhill. Tom is a member and former chair of the Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee and was elected to the Vallecito Union School Board in 2014. He has made a successful career in the insurance industry. He lives in Murphys, California with his wife Kimberly and two young boys.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-11 08:24:48   By: Anonymous
 
He's got my vote!

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    Posted on: 2018-01-11 10:05:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Go Tom!

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      Posted on: 2018-01-20 11:01:06   By: Anonymous
       
      Tom, Tom.
      Tom Pratt is a Democrat running for California's 8th Senate District, currently held by Senator Tom Berryhill.
      What is this? The county's marching to the Tom-Toms? Tom-Toms R Us?
      And neither one is even an Indian. What-the-hey?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-11 11:05:08   By: Anonymous
 
Well, I hope you can then listen to ALL the people, not just go by a personal opinion like most politicians and local board/council folks do in this county.

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    Posted on: 2018-01-11 20:05:53   By: Anonymous
     
    You can be sure Tom will represent all of us in the county and champion rural areas up and down California. He is raising his family here in the Motherlode and has a vested interest in their future as well. He wants what is best for ALL across the board.

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Good Luck!
Posted on: 2018-01-11 12:22:17   By: Anonymous
 
Good luck to Tom - we definitely will vote for him!!

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    Re: Good Luck!
    Posted on: 2018-01-21 10:20:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Who's "We"?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-11 14:07:46   By: Anonymous
 
Highly qualified with lots of experience. What refreshing voice for the mother lode. Two votes in our household for Tom.

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AUTHENTIC LEADER!
Posted on: 2018-01-11 21:02:53   By: Anonymous
 
Congrats brother Tom! We are behind you all of the way!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-12 07:12:22   By: Anonymous
 
Wow, no negativity here? Sounds like someone who has gained the trust of many.
If that's the case I'll read up more on him.
Good luck sir

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    Posted on: 2018-01-20 10:43:58   By: Anonymous
     
    In the picture, snapped in the darkness of a Wilton vineyard, Jack Kautz crouches behind a dead buck, smiling broadly as he holds up the animal’s head by its freakishly large set of antlers.

    It was a buck for the record books – with sprawling antlers about an arm’s width apart. If Kautz, 52, had been able to claim it as an official trophy, he could have added it to his long list of accomplishments detailed on the website of his family’s Lodi grape growing business, Ironstone Vineyards.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-20 13:32:36   By: Anonymous
 
Another insurance weasle running for office. And a demonut to boot. Dont spend your own money.

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    Posted on: 2018-01-20 16:25:21   By: Anonymous
     
    I haven’t been impressed with him as a VUSD board member!

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      Posted on: 2018-01-20 19:19:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Too bad that he has the little (d) after his name. Get all the little (d's) out of Caulifornia.

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        Posted on: 2018-01-21 09:45:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Get all the ignorant racist Trumptards out of Calaveras you mean

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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
      Posted on: 2018-01-20 20:19:20   By: Anonymous
       
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Posted on: 2018-01-20 20:53:17   By: Anonymous
       
      he is the only one that kept the board on track after another board member went off the deep end. showed real leadership in tough times.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-21 05:57:37   By: Anonymous
 
Only 9 Ads before something to read.....LIKE NEWS


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-21 05:59:35   By: Anonymous
 
Drop the coat in the picture, and just be yourself instead of posing, it will look more natural.
Just saying.

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    Posted on: 2018-01-21 10:11:16   By: Anonymous
     
    He should be wearing a Mermaids flipper, and pasties.

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