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Former North State assemblyman and KHSL anchor Stan Statham has died

Retired North State assemblyman Stan Statham has died at the age of 81.

Posted: Aug 7, 2020 3:56 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2020 4:47 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Retired State Assemblyman (R) Stan Statham has died at the age of 81. He was found dead in his Oak Run home east of Redding on Saturday, according to long-time friend and former Channel 12 news director, Dino Corbin.

Statham was a news director and anchor for KSHL-TV Channel 12 from 1965 to 1975. He then went on to serve two terms in the California Assembly. As a legislator, he actively campaigned in the 1990s to divide California into three separate states.

Born April 7, 1939, in Chico and a graduate of Chico High School, Statham also served as an executive director for the California Broadcasters Association.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no public services, but there may be an observance in the future.

Statham is remembered by his wife, daughter, son, stepdaughter, stepsons, several grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

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