El Dorado County's Ted Gaines joining the recall election.
Gains currently serves as a taxpayer advocate with the California State Board of Equalization. Gaines spent 12 years in the state Legislature, advocating for taxpayers, ratepayers, businesses and families. His gubernatorial campaign will focus on slashing taxes, reducing regulations and job creation. Gaines joins a crowded field of now 20 other Republicans for Governor, including John Cox, Caitlyn Jenner, Doug Ose and Kevin Faulconer.
A self-described eternal optimist and small government proponent, Gaines is now a taxpayer advocate as a member of the California State Board of Equalization representing the first district, about 10 million constituents across 30 of the state’s 58 counties, according to KCRA in an interview.
"Government is not the answer in so many examples," Gaines said. "Or if it is, it's small government, small 'g.'"