California Trailblazers Announces Another Candidate Earns Second Tier Distinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Trailblazers, a program committed to identifying, recruiting and training the next generation of Republican leaders, today announced Bill Halldin (AD 6) has earned the distinction of ‘Rising Star,’ the program’s second tier status.

“Halldin has extensive experience as a public servant and community leader, and as a business owner, he understands the current climate job creators face in California,” said Trailblazers CEO Jessica Patterson. “Halldin continues to cultivate and grow his grassroots support in the district and has worked hard to secure significant endorsements from local and statewide Republican leaders.

The California Trailblazers board of directors elevates candidates to ‘Rising Star’ status once they have raised more than $250,000 in campaign contributions, without loans or personal money. Candidates are also required to have established strong media, fundraising, coalition and finance plans, identified a campaign manager and participated in Trailblazers trainings.

Halldin has owned and operated his business, Halldin Public Relations, for 17 years, several times being ranked as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the Sacramento region. Bill has served in many leadership positions in the community, including Chairman of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the William Jessup University Community Relations Council and President of the Sierra College Foundation. He currently serves as an elected trustee on the Sierra College Board of Trustees and served as the Board President from 2013 to 2015. Before starting his business, Bill had earlier careers as a journalist and as an aide to statewide elected officials.

Throughout 2016, California Trailblazers will continue to provide ongoing support to Republican legislative candidates. Candidates who seek to enter the third tier – Trailblazer – must meet significant fundraising goals, develop a comprehensive media strategy, identify surrogates and continue to grow their volunteer coalition.