State of Jefferson brings three more California counties on board

State of Jefferson brings three more California counties on board

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Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, speaks with State of Jefferson organizer Terry Rapoza before a rally on the Capitol steps Thursday.
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01/15/2015 By Alexei Koseff akoseff@sacbee.com

Supporters of the aspiring State of Jefferson returned to Sacramento on Thursday to present “declarations of separation” from three more Northern California counties.

The petitions from Tehama, Glenn and Yuba counties, expressing their desire to withdraw from California because of a perceived lack of representation in the Legislature, bring the total number of breakaway counties to five. Jeffersonians rallied at the Capitol last August after presenting their initial declarations from Siskiyou and Modoc counties.

Mark Baird, the movement’s chairman who hails from Mugginsville in Siskiyou County, said that when he filed the petitions with state officials Thursday, “They didn’t know what to do with them. They didn’t want them.”

He’ll be back next month with another declaration from Sutter County, Baird said, and Plumas…

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