By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/08/14, 9:23 PM PST |

Candidates for the 40th Assembly District have been busy gathering support for their runs in what is expected to be a competitive race.

Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Marc Steinorth was endorsed Monday for his Assembly bid by Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael.

“Marc has the energy and private sector experience to be an excellent member of the Assembly,” said Michael in a statement. “He will be a great voice for this community and the small businesses in the region.”

In the 2012 council election, Steinorth earned the most votes with nearly 22,000.

“Mayor Michael has distinguished himself as fire chief, council member and now mayor. I am greatly honored to have his support and will work hard to represent this community in Sacramento,“ said Steinorth in a statement. “We are going to accomplish some good things working together for this community.”

As a city councilman since 2012, Marc is vice chairman of the League of California Cities Inland Region Legislative Task Force, a member of the chamber of commerce committee and the Technology and Communications Subcommittee, as well as the Consolidated Fire Agencies committee.

Fellow Rancho Cucamonga resident Paul Chabot, a businessman and staunch marijuana legalization opponent, recently announced his intention to run. Chabot said he’ll make an official announcement at Ronald Reagan Park in San Bernardino on Jan. 23.

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