Assemblyman Kevin Kiley announces he’s running to replace Newsom


SAN Francisco, Calif. (KRON) – California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, announced Tuesday he’s running to replace Gov. Newsom in the upcoming recall election.

Kiley adds to the list of Republicans set to be on the ballot in September. The lead proponent of the recall has asked him to get in the race.

Kiley is a constant vocal critic of Newsom in the California legislature.

Last year, Kiley sued Newsom for his pandemic-related policies, a matter that is now in the hands of the California Supreme Court.

In an exclusive interview, KRON4 spoke with Kiley about the recall election as well as what he would have done differently this year in terms of the pandemic.

“I would have approached COVID-19 in a way that was meant to serve the people of California.”

Kiley said he would have chosen to approach our response to COVID in a way that served the public interest and respected our democratic traditions as a state.

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