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Wesley P. Chesbro

Member of the California State Assembly
from the 1st district
Assumed office 
December 1, 2008
Preceded by Patty Berg

Member of the California State Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
1998 – 2006
Preceded by Mike Thompson
Succeeded by Pat Wiggins

Born 1951 (age 58–59)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Cyndi Chesbro
Residence Arcata, California
Alma mater University of San Francisco
Occupation Politician

Wesley P. Chesbro (born Aug. 1951) is a Democrat and a politician from California. He is currently the Assemblyman for the 1st Assembly district in California. Previously, Chesbro served as a State Senator from California's 2nd district from 1998 until 2006. He has also served as a member of the California Integrated Waste Management Board.


Early career

Assemblyman Chesbro was an earlier leader in the recycling movement having founded the Arcata Recycling Center in 1971. The Arcata Recycling Center is one of California's oldest and most successful recycling operations.[1] He has also served as a Humboldt County Supervisor and an Arcata city councilman.

Post Senate Career

Senator Chesbro was term limited in 2006 and was replaced by former Assemblywoman Pat Wiggins. On January 7, 2007, Chesbro was appointed by the California State Senate Rules Committee to serve again on the California Integrated Waste Management Board. On January 12, 2007, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced the appointment of Chesbro to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

2008 Assembly Election

On February 8, 2008 Chesbro announced that he would run in the November 2008 election to replace term-limited Patty Berg in California's 1st assembly district. He was successful, winning with 70.5% of the vote over Republican Jim Pell.[2]


Wes Chesbro and his wife Cyndi have two children. He told KHUM that he enjoys the music of Janis Joplin, as well as jazz and folk music.


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