Full Name
James Gallagher
Job Title
California State Assembly Republican Leader
Speaker Bio
Elected to the California State Assembly in 2014, Assemblyman James Gallagher is honored to represent the residents of the 3rd Assembly District. The district includes Butte, Tehama, Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, and Placer Counties.

James has an extensive resume of public service prior to his election to the State Assembly. For six years, he proudly served his community as a member of the Sutter County Board of Supervisors. His leadership and outside-the-box thinking helped in implementing public pension reform, streamlining public services and fees, and heading the effort to improve our levees and protect citizens from devastating floods.

James earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at UC Berkeley, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Patriot, a nationally recognized conservative news magazine, and was elected to the student senate. Upon graduation, he served in the prestigious Assembly Fellowship Program in Sacramento. During the program he gained experience in state government, and worked on issues ranging from increasing timber harvest to improving our community college system. Upon completion of the fellowship, he obtained his law degree from UC Davis, graduating at the top of his class. Gallagher is a partner in his family’s farming business as well as a practicing attorney, focusing on agricultural law.

James is married to his high school sweetheart Janna, and together they have five children. He is the sixth generation of an Irish immigrant farming family that first settled in Sutter County in the late 1800s. James and Janna make their home in Sutter County where they are raising the seventh generation of Gallagher’s.
James Gallagher