FRESNO, CALIF. – County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) officially announced his candidacy for the California State Senate on Wednesday. The 8th District is currently represented by term-limited Senator Tom Berryhill.

Borgeas has earned an impressive list of national, state, and local supporters, including Senator Tom Berryhill, Seven County Sheriffs, Supervisors, Mayors and community leaders throughout the eleven-county district.

Borgeas is running to address the serious challenges facing our state, including overwhelming taxes, unaffordable education, job-killing regulations and declining standards of living. As a Supervisor, Borgeas has balanced multi-billion dollar budgets, increased deputy patrols, fought bureaucratic waste, protected seniors and veterans from scammers, and helped employers create good jobs in our community.

“Count on me to fight against tax hikes, protect Proposition 13 and work to repeal the unfair $52 billion gas tax,” Borgeas stated. “I am ready to solve California’s chronic water problems and lead efforts to provide more reliable water for our farms and families.”

As an educator with over a decade of classroom experience, Borgeas supports K-12 education reforms, increased vocational training and promoting greater local academic control. He will also fight to make California safer by reinstating the DNA collection of convicts to help law enforcement solve more crimes.

Andreas is married to Anna and blessed to have two young boys. He is a graduate of Georgetown Law School, Fulbright Scholar, Fresno County Supervisor and professor of international security law at the San Joaquin College of Law.

The 8th Senate District has an 8% Republican registration advantage. The District stretches from Death Valley to the suburbs of Sacramento, and includes all or part of the following counties: Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. Yet, 56% of the vote in the 8th District comes from Fresno County. While no other candidate has reported raising money, Borgeas has already raised locally over $575,000.


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