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January 14th, 2010 by Susan Motander
Corey Calaycay, the Mayor of Claremont, is considering a run for the California State Assembly seat currently held by retiring Assemblyman Anthony Adams. Adams had promised to serve for only two terms and is keeping that promise even after overcoming recall attempts.
Calaycay said that he is in the process of making a decision regarding running. “I am seriously, very seriously considering running, but am not yet ready to make any formal announcement,” he said.
He is serving his second term as Claremont’s mayor and has been a long time resident of that city. He is a 1992 graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Business Administration.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Claremont’s city council first in 1990 when he was only 19 years old, and the again in 1992 and 1994. It was not until the March election of 2005 that he ran successfully for that office. At the time he repeated the often said adage: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.
Prior to his election to office he was active in the community for many years. Calaycay has over ten years of experience working for the California State Legislature and has had the opportunity to serve constituents in more than thirty communities in the region around Claremont including parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties. He has worked for former Assemblyman Bob Margett (59th District), former Assemblyman Bob Pacheco (60th District), former Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (71st District), and former State Senator Bob Margett (29th District).
As mayor, Calaycay serves as Claremont’s representative to the California Contract Cities Association and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (District 21). He is also their representative to the Foothill Transit, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Chamber Economic Development Committee.
He served on the Los Angeles County Local Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee and is Past-Chair of the City of Claremont Library Task Force, Past-President of the Friends of the Claremont Public Library, Past-Treasurer and Past-President of the Claremont Educational Foundation, and a founding member and Past-President of Active Claremont. He currently serves as co-chair of the Galileo Society of Harvey Mudd College and is a member of the Selective Service System, Local Board 194.