Ramsey pulls his papers

Butte DA to run for re-election

It’s official. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey (pictured) has taken out the papers to run for re-election in the June 3 primary. Ramsey’s been elected every four years since 1990, following his appointment to that post in 1987.

Four years ago, he was challenged by local attorney Dale Rasmussen and attorney Lance Daniel, who moved here from Sacramento, rented a house in Chico to establish his residence, declared his love for the area and then promptly moved back to Sacramento after he lost. Ramsey earned 54 percent of the vote over Daniel’s 34 percent and Rasmussen’s 12 percent.

There is currently a state initiative in the works that would place term limits on county district attorneys and sheriffs. The measure, which, if qualified, will appear on the ballot of the November general election, would limit the DA to no more than three consecutive four-year terms.