Alex Shea: ‘I’m the money guy!’

Alex Shea, Redding City Council candidate

Occupation: Housing Finance Executive
Age: 36

Candidate statement

“Redding has made tremendous progress in realizing its potential since my wife’s family settled here 4 generations ago. But we are now at a critical moment. Can we continue development downtown to make our city center vibrant? Can we realize the potential of our waterfront? Can we grow our businesses and provide high-paying jobs? Can we strengthen our safety officials to thwart crime? Can we help people off the streets and into services? And can we make Redding more affordable?

We can, but it will take a leader who will make wise financial investments. I worked at the U.S. Treasury during our last recession, then on Wall Street managing multi-billion dollar portfolios, and now as an executive at a real estate direct lender, connecting Redding families and businesses to over $15 million.

We can, but it will take a leader who will tackle our social challenges. I am Vice Chair of the Community Development Advisory Committee, which distributes over $100,000 to local nonprofits annually.

After the Carr Fire, I managed the system that distributed $1 million to those who lost their homes. We can unlock Redding’s potential. As I think about my daughters’ futures, I would say: We must unlock Redding’s potential. Join me! www.alex-shea.com

Shea’s Keys to Unlocking Redding’s Potential

Minimize Homelessness: Homelessness is a complex problem that affects both those unfortunate enough to slip into life on the streets and everyone else in the City – but it is not unsolvable.

Fight crime: Redding’s violent crime rate is over a third higher than the state average, but I believe Redding can become the safest city in California with at least 50,000 people. Read my plan here.

Strengthen Redding’s economy: We need to create more jobs that can become careers with livable wages so that we all can build a life here – and we need to make it easier for people and businesses to build and grow here. Read my plan here.

Shea’s wildfire plan.

Shea’s position on water issues.

Endorsements (visit Facebook for expanded list, quotes.)
  • Marty Moseley (Owner, Moseley Family Cellars & Technology Consultant)
  • Dave Meurer (Former Aide to Congressman Wally Herger & Senator Ted Gaines)
  • Bruce Dean (Executive Chairman, Black Bear Diners)
  • Julie Winter (Redding City Council Member)
  • Redding Professional Firefighters (Local 1934)
  • David Rutledge (President, Tuscan Sun Property Management)
  • Kristen Schreder (Redding City Council Member)
  • Jean King (Former Executive Director, One Safe Place)
  • Daniel Boroff (Credit Analyst, Cornerstone Community Bank)
  • Shasta Vote.com

Videos/Online promotions

Video: Why I’m Running
Alex Shea Facebook page
Alex Shea campaign website
Shasta Environmental Alliance forum
Greater Redding chamber of commerce forum
League of Women Voters Redding area forum
KRCR Know Your Candidate Interview

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Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded A News Cafe in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain holds a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from CSU, Chico. She's an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate. Bloomberg News and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.

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