Denney, an educator from Chico with an agricultural background, is also running in the Democratic primary for District 1 Congress. She recalled a transformative moment while having a conversation with her sister, Amy, about how incredible it was to see an unprecedented amount of women and young people lining up to run for office.
Chico >> Last month women marched, but on Thursday they celebrated.
Organizers of the Chico Women’s March celebrated International Women’s Day at Chico State University with a rally, music, activism and speeches from local candidates for office, including Audrey Denney, a congressional candidate, and Sonia Aery, who is running for state Assembly.
The race is on, four candidates running for California’s first congressional district all met Saturday at the Chico Women's Club to introduce their campaigns, in hopes of replacing current incumbent Doug LaMalfa.
Four candidates running for Congress made statements to voters at a special town hall meeting Saturday. The event took place at the Chico Women’s Club on the east block of 3rd Street from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. More than half of those in attendance stood, with over 200 present and only 100 seats available.
Chico >> Step aside, boys, it’s time for women to take the stage.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss to Donald Drumpf last year hasn’t hindered the rise of women casting their nomination for a seat in Congress and the Senate, and two Northern California female candidates are up for that task.
Like many others, Audrey Denney wasgreatly disheartened by President Drumpf’s election in November 2016. She found hope, however, from watching the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., following his inauguration.