Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Break

We are going to take a little time off from Three Corners Politics for a few weeks. So there will be no new posts until January. We will also be turning off the ability to leave comments until we return.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sen. Bob Huff Holiday Open House

From the Office of Sen. Bob Huff


Senator Bob Huff cordially invites you and your family to attend a Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 ~ 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
20888 Amar Road, Suite 205, Walnut, CA
(SW corner of N. Grand Avenue & Amar Road)

Parking is available in Mt. San Antonio College Lot B. Enter off of Grand Avenue at San Jose Hills Road.

There will be a legislative update, entertainment provided by the Diamond Bar High School Orchestra and hors d’oeuvres.

To RSVP, please contact the District Office at (909) 598-3981.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller Named Chairman of International Monetary Policy Subcommittee

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller Named Chairman of International Monetary Policy Subcommittee

Washington, Dec 9 -

Today, Financial Services Chairman-Elect Spencer Bachus named Rep. Gary Miller as Chairman of the International Monetary Policy Subcommittee for the 112th Congress. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over international monetary policy; international finance and banking; international financial and monetary organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank; and promotion of international trade in financial services.

Chairman-Elect Bachus: “We had a great Committee leadership team this Congress, and Gary Miller played a pivotal role. I look forward to working with him to implement our policy agenda in the next Congress.”

Of the appointment, Rep. Gary Miller said, “I thank Chairman-Elect Bachus for his trust and welcome the increased responsibility that comes with this new position. The U.S. and the global economy have faced historic and unprecedented challenges in recent years and the American family is at the center of this crisis. In this moment of history, it is imperative that the United States continue to lead the way to stabilize, reform, and strengthen the financial markets. With responsible reform and oversight, I believe our financial systems can adapt to the realities of the 21st century marketplace and eventually generate even greater prosperity for Americans. I look forward to working with the Financial Services Committee in this next Congress to address the issues facing our economy.”

In his new capacity as Chairman of the Subcommittee, Rep. Gary Miller will advocate for taxpayer-friendly and fiscally responsible solutions to unfreeze credit and restore confidence to the financial markets. Along with Chairman-Elect Bachus, Rep. Gary Miller is committed to going through the overreaching Dodd Frank Act to correct, replace, or repeal the job killing provisions that unnecessarily punish small businesses and community banks that did nothing to cause the financial crisis. To prevent future crises, Congressman Miller will work with his colleagues to increase the oversight, accountability, and transparency of financial institutions.

Rep. Gary Miller is currently serving his sixth term representing the people of California’s 42nd District. He has been a member of the Committee on Financial Services for nine years, where he most recently served as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and previously served as the Ranking Member on Oversight and Investigations.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod removed as Committee Chair

Senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced yesterday that he was replacing State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod as Chair of the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. Sen. Curren Price Jr. (D-Inglewood) will be the new Chair.

McLeod told the LA Times, "It's the prerogative of the pro tem to appoint who he wants. I just wish I had gotten a heads-up.''

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sen. Bob Huff named to Senate Republican Leadership team

Today Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton named Senator Bob Huff the Republican Caucus Chair. This makes Huff an important part of the Republican leadership team.

This also gives the Inland Empire two Republican Senators who are part of the leadership since Dutton is from Rancho Cucamonga.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman receiving complaints over his use of word "Christmas"

Assemblyman Curt Hagman sent out an email reminder today about his upcoming Christmas Party.

At the bottom of the email he wrote the following,

Quick "Christmas" Survey

Since I originally sent out this invite, I have been receiving calls at my district office both complaining about as well as praising my use of the word "Christmas." I would like to know how you feel. Please simply hit reply to this email invitation and let me know if you approve, disapprove, or are indifferent to my "Christmas" invitation. Thank you.



If you would like to share your opinion on this issue with Hagman's office, he can be reached at (909) 627-7021.

Assemblyman Chris Norby Christmas Party December 16

Assemblyman Chris Norby will be hosting his annual Christmas Open House Thursday, December 16th from 4-7 pm at his District Office in Brea.

For more information call (714) 672-4734.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD;
I sing for joy at the works of your hands.

How great are your works, O LORD,
how profound your thoughts!

Psalm 92:4-5

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman Christmas Open House

From Assemblyman Curt Hagman

You're Invited to a Christmas Party!

Dear Friends:

You and your family are cordially invited to a Christmas Open House at my District Office:

The Shoppes of Chino Hills Retail Center
13920 City Center Drive #260
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Thursday, December 9th, 20104:30pm - 6:00pm

Hors d'oeuvres & Refreshments will be provided

No RSVPs are needed.

If you would like more information, please call my district office at (909) 627-7021. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Senator Bob Huff to host a Disaster Preparedness Forum

From the Office of Sen. Bob Huff

Senator Bob Huff and the City of Chino Hills to host a Disaster Preparedness Forum

Tuesday, November 30th
6:00 to 8:00pm

McCoy Equestrian Center
14280 Peyton Drive
Chino Hills, CA 91709

The purpose of this forum is to educate the community on the importance of preparing their families, homes, and businesses in the event of a disaster and provide them with valuable resources.

Panel will include speakers from CalEMA, American Red Cross, FEMA and other emergency management agencies.

For more information or to RSVP contact 909-598-3981.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Assemblyman Chris Norby Comments on Election

From the Office of Assemblyman Chris Norby

72nd District voters have returned me to the California State Assembly with 63% of their votes in the November 2nd Election. This marked my fourth election in less than one year, starting with last year's November 17th Special Election to fill a sudden vacancy.

I'm grateful and honored by this support and look forward to my first full legislative term, when my bills will have an opportunity to go through the entire legislative process with a better chance of success.

That success was made more challenging, however, by the loss of one seat by Assembly Republicans, cutting our numbers from 29 to 28 with the Democrats up to 52 seats. Proposition 25 lowers the 2/3rds threshold to a simple majority for budget passage, so there'll be no more need to include Republican votes. The majority party will now "own" the budget they pass.

Combine all of these factors with a new Democratic governor (if one can call Jerry Brown "new"-"recycled" might be a better word) and it will be tougher for Republican legislators to be relevant at all. The nationwide Republican sweep was a no-show in California. The Democrats won or are ahead in every statewide race.

Still, I believe I can be an effective voice in Sacramento. With the state broke and tax increases still largely off the table, efficiencies must be achieved. The Bell/Vernon scandals have demonstrated the need for local government reform and transparency. The pension crisis only gets deeper. Parents need clearer information to seek accountability from K-12 public schools. The community college system is adrift and needs a tighter definition of its core purpose. Infrastructure financing needs a closer nexus to those who directly benefit.

As a believer in personal freedom and responsibility, my first impulse is not to pass more laws or create new programs, but to reform or repeal those that are onerous, expensive, or obsolete. As a minority party member, I can't write-off all of my counterparts in the majority, nor compromise my principles for the appearance of accomplishment. But, I can look for those areas of common agreement where solutions transcend the simple liberal-to-conservative spectrum.

That political spectrum is not a flat line from left to right. It is textured and multi-dimensional and some solutions transcend easy labeling. Opportunities do exist to work with those who may disagree 90% of the time, but that 10% provides rich opportunities.

I look forward to working with local officials in my district. Noteworthy November winners include my District Director Bruce Whitaker's election to the Fullerton City Council. Supervisor Shawn Nelson was easily elected to a full term, and we'll be tackling pension issues together. Re-elected to the Orange City Council was Denis Bilodeau, my former Supervisorial staffer who I work closely with on water issues. Chris Thompson bucked strong union opposition to become the top vote-getter for Fullerton School Board.

I will be here in the district daily until January 3rd, when the legislature reconvenes with all of its new members, of which term limits assures a constant supply. Committee assignments will be coordinated with our new Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway who was elected in Thursday's closed door caucus. I've known Connie for years, due to our years as County Supervisors, when she served on the Tulare County Board, and I look forward to her leadership.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election Results: All Three Corners Incumbents Reelected

From the Secretary of State (100% of precincts reporting):

42nd Congressional District
Gary Miller (R) 61.8%
Mark Lambert (L) 5.9%
Michael Williamson (D) 32.3

32nd State Senate
Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) 68%
Earl De Vries (R) 32%

60th Assembly
Curt Hagman (R) 64.8%
Gregg Fritchle (D) 35.2%

61st Assembly
Norma Torres (D) 60.8%
Ray Moors (R) 39.2%

72nd Assembly
Chris Norby (R) 62.3%
Jane Rands (G) 6.0%
Esiquio Ramos Uballe (D) 31.7%

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Don't forget to VOTE today. Polls are open from 7am until 8pm.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Senator Bob Huff Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Town Hall Meeting


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Town Hall Meeting

I will be hosting an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Town Hall meeting with the Brea Chamber of Commerce on October 28th at 10 a.m.The purpose of the Town Hall meeting is to inform small business owners about Federal and State ADA laws, and present guidelines to avoid lawsuits for non-compliance. All business owners are invited to attend. The meeting will feature speakers with a broad range of knowledge on this issue.The panel will include:

Maryann Maloney, Regional Director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
Commissioner Richard Luehrs from the Commission on Disability Access
David Peters, CEO and General Counsel of Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse
Nancy Peverini, Senior Legal Counsel with Consumer Attorneys of California

Thursday, October 28, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Brea Community Center, Community Room1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd FloorBrea, CA 92821

Please RSVP to 909-598-3981 if you will be attending.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tea Party Express Endorses Gary Miller, Ed Royce and Van Tran

Tea Party Express, one of the most influential Tea Party groups, has announced their West Coast Congressional endorsements. They include Rep. Gary Miller, Rep. Ed Royce and Assemblyman Van Tran, who is challenging Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

The group was pivotal this year in helping to secure the Republican nominations for conservatives including Sharron Angle in Nevada, Joe Miller in Alaska and Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.

Daily Bulletin looks at 61st Assembly Race

The Daily Bulletin has an article today about the 61st Assembly race between Assemblywoman Norma Torres and businessman Ray Moors.

Some excerpts, "Another core issue Moors said he has with Torres is that she is a politician who is "totally funded by state union employees," adding that she has helped "hijack" the middle-class standard. He would propose legislation that will cause state employees' pay to rise and fall with the economy, like the private sector. "

"Torres counters by saying that during her first two years, she authored or coauthored 29 legislative bills that protected the middle-class taxpayers. Her bills addressed the issues of keeping sex offenders away from schools, improving the state's 9-1-1 system, and increasing penalties for identity theft and computer hacking. "

Friday, October 22, 2010

Whittier Daily News looks at 60th Assembly Race

The Whittier Daily News has an article today that takes a look at the 60th Assembly race between Republican Assemblyman Curt Hagman and Democrat challenger Gregg Fritchle.

It can be found here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Press Enterprise looks at 32nd Senate Race

The Press Enterprise took a look at the 32nd Senate race between Democratic Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod and Republican Earl De Vries in today's paper.

One part of the article discussed the political leanings of the district.

"The district is overwhelmingly Democratic, having preferred Barack Obama by 38 points over John McCain two years ago. But it also has a socially conservative streak; Prop. 8, the narrowly approved 2008 measure that banned same-sex marriage, passed with two-thirds of the vote in the 32nd."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Poll shows Van Tran and Loretta Sanchez tied

A poll conducted by the Van Tran Campaign has him tied with Rep. Loretta Sanchez. CQ Politics has more on the poll.

Tran and Sanchez had 39%. Ceci Iglesias received 5 percent. 17 percent were undecided.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller to Host Service Academy Night

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller:

Congressman Miller to Host Service Academy Night

Washington, Oct 14 -

Interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies? Join Congressman Gary Miller for a Service Academy Night on Thursday, October 21. Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be present to provide information and answer questions about the application and admissions process. This event gives students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to learn about and speak with representatives from the five Service Academies.

What: Service Academy Night
When: Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 PM
Where: East Room, Richard Nixon Presidential Library

To R.S.V.P. or request more information about attending a U.S. Service Academy, please call Congressman Gary Miller’s Brea office at (714) 257-1142.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Coffee and Conversation with Assemblyman Curt Hagman

From the Office of Asemblyman Curt Hagman

Dear Community Members,

I am proud to announce that I am hosting another "Coffee and Conversation" event. In the past, we have had a great turnout and I encourage you to attend and invite your friends. This is a great opportunity to have an informal discussion with me to talk about the state issues that matter most to you. Legislative suggestions are also welcome.

The next Coffee is Friday, October 22nd:

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hacienda Country Club
718 East Road La Habra Heights CA 90631

Hope to see you there. In case you cannot attend, please be on the lookout for further announcements for additional coffees in your area.

Thank you. It is an honor to represent you in the State Assembly.

Assemblyman Curt Hagman


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Assemblywoman Norma Torres Small Business Event October 15

From the Office of Assemblywoman Norma Torres.

Assemblymember Norma J. Torres & State Controller John Chiang

In Collaboration with:
California Small Business Association
Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
Montclair Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Pomona Chamber of Commerce

Friday, October 15, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Check-in and Refreshments at 8:30 a.m.

Ontario Police Department
2500 S. Archibald Ave.,

Presentations by the CA State Board of Equalization, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Small Business Administration

Topics Include:
Federal, State and Employment Tax Issues for Small Business Owners
The Newest Tax Related Resources for Entrepreneurs
Access to Capital and Credit
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
How to Succeed as a Small Business in Tough Economic Times

For more information or to RSVP call (909) 984-7741.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller announces 42nd District's "Angels in Adoption"

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller:

Rep. Gary Miller Joins the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Honoring “Angels in Adoption”

Washington, Oct 8 -

On Wednesday, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) hosted its 12th Annual Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington, DC. The gala highlights the work of celebrities and individuals across the country working tirelessly on behalf of children in U.S. foster care and orphans around the world. This year, Rep. Gary Miller nominated Keith and Jennifer McNichols of Chino Hills as his 2010 Angels in Adoption.

Following the gala, Rep. Gary Miller released the following statement:

“Every year I look forward to honoring a Southern California family that changes lives and communities through adoption, and Keith and Jennifer McNichols have done just that. In addition to their three biological children, Keith and Jennifer McNichols have lovingly integrated five Ethiopian children into their home. Through the McNichols’ example and passion for adoption, several other families in their community have also adopted children from Ethiopia. Keith and Jennifer McNichols’ commitment to the betterment of the lives of children less fortunate than themselves and their dedication to demonstrating their faith through actions are truly commendable.”

About Keith and Jennifer McNichols:

Keith and Jennifer McNichols have three biological children and have adopted five children from Ethiopia. In total, the McNichols’ have spearheaded the adoption of 18 children from Ethiopia to five different families in the Chino Hills area and counseled with families nationwide both pre- and post-adoption. Their daughters, Fevan and Tsion, were 14 and 8 when adopted in 2003. Unknowingly, Fevan carried a rare form of tuberculosis and would have died within 1-2 years had she stayed in Ethiopia. In 2005, the McNichols returned to Ethiopia twice – once to find Tsion’s aged grandparents and a second time to adopt a six year old boy they’d met named Miki. Miki worked as a shoeshine boy to support his parents before they died; after that, he was on the streets. In 2006, the McNichols returned again to Ethiopia on a service project and met Fikerte and Shawn – 8 and 9 year old siblings living more or less on the street. Fikerte and Shawn came home in 2007. The McNichols have spread their passion for adoption and orphans to their local church which is now supporting a new children’s home in Ethiopia. Fevan, now in college, plans on traveling to Ethiopia during the holidays to begin a service ministry caring for the elderly. Others in the family will go in the summer of 2011 to work with the orphan home with a group from the church.

For a complete list of Angels and their states visit

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman announces opening of "mobile" offices

From the Office of Assemblyman Hagman

Assemblyman Hagman announces opening of "mobile" offices for residents' convenience

Dear Community Members,

I am pleased to announce the opening of my "mobile" office locations for your convenience.
Once a month at various locations throughout the district, my staff will be on hand in your community to answer questions and provide support for state related issues.

This service could not have been possible without the generous support of our local cities. I would also like to note that these offices will not cost any additional taxpayer dollars. They are simply a convenience extended to those unable to travel to my Chino Hills district office.

The offices will be available at the following dates and locations:

The first MONDAY of every month
12:00pm - 2:00pm - City of Walnut Walnut City Hall, 21201 La Puente Road
2:30pm - 4:30pm - City of Diamond Bar Diamond Bar City Hall 21825 Copley Drive (located within the AQMD Bldg) Room A

The first TUESDAY of every month
10:00am - 12:00pm - City of La Habra La Habra Community Center - Avocado Room 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra
1:30pm - 3:00pm - City of La Mirada La Mirada Activity Center 13810 La Mirada Blvd

The first WEDNESDAY of every month
1:00pm - 3:00pm - City of Orange Orange's Taft Branch Library, 740 E. Taft Ave

The first THURSDAY of every month
11:00am - 12:30pm - City of Anaheim East Anaheim Community Center (Board Room) 8201 East Santa Ana Canyon Road
12:00pm - 2:00pm - City of Whittier Whittwood Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes
1:30pm - 3:00pm - City of Villa Park Villa Park City Hall, 17855 Santiago Boulevard

And as always, please feel free to contact my district office at (909) 627-7021 any time with your questions or concerns.

It is an honor to be your Representative in the California State Assembly.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Assemblyman Van Tran to debate


Sanchez And Tran To Debate October 13 On KOCE-TV’s Real Orange

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (October 5, 2010) –The top polling candidates for the 47th Congressional District office will hold their only pre-election debate on two special broadcasts of KOCE’s Real Orange. Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and challenger, Republican Assemblyman Van Tran will tape two 30-minute debate programs on Wednesday, October 13. The debate specials, moderated by veteran news anchor Ed Arnold, will premiere on Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 PM, respectively.

Encore broadcasts of the debate can be seen through October 20 on KOCE with additional broadcasts on the OC Channel. Check listings The programs will also be available online at by Friday, October 15.

Representatives from the local media are invited to attend the tapings, as well as a post-event press conference with the candidates. This event is not open to the general public. Any quotes, video clips, and audio from the debates will be embargoed until that debate has premiered on KOCE. For more information, contact Lindsey Neal at 714.861.4328 or

KOCE-TV one of the most watched PBS stations in America with an estimated 5.8 million unduplicated viewers monthly. KOCE’s award-winning programming offers the fifth-largest county in the nation a long-standing community hub for local news, culture and features, and broadcasts the best available national PBS programs to the entire Southern California five-county region. Known for its outstanding dedication to education, KOCE Classroom serves more than a half million K-12 students. A national Roper poll recently ranked PBS as number one in public trust for the seventh consecutive year. *The winner of hundreds of awards including Emmys and Community Service Awards, KOCE continues to be a vital community resource and connector for Southern California. For more information, please visit* Reported by the GfKRoper Public Affairs & Media poll (2010)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Congressman Miller to Host Service Academy Night

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller:

Interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies? Join Congressman Miller for a Service Academy Night on October 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the East Room of the Nixon Library. This event will provide information for parents and students interested in applying to one of the five Armed Forces Service Academies. Representatives from each Academy will be present to speak to students and answer questions. If you have any questions about the event or would like to RSVP for the Service Academy Night, please contact Congressman Miller’s Brea office as soon as possible at (714) 257-1142. Those who would like to apply for the Class of 2015 should also contact the Brea office for a nomination application packet immediately, as the review process is already underway.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman's 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Hagman's 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Venue: McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Dr, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Event Date: 10-08-2010
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You Be the Judge! Your Vote Will Decide Whose Chili Reigns Supreme!

Contestants (partial list):
* Chino Hills Mayor Bill Kruger
* Chino Hills Vice Mayor Ed Graham
* Chino Hills Councilman Peter Rogers
* Chino Hills Councilmember Gwen Norton-Perry
* Chino Hills Councilman Art Bennett
* Chino Mayor Dennis Yates
* Chino Councilman Tom Haughey
* Chino Valley Unified School District Vice President James Na
* Chino Valley Unified School District Board Member Charles Dickie
* Rowland Unified School District Vice President Heidi Gallegos

$99 per person
$150 per couple
$1000 Spoon Sponsor
$2500 Chili Chairman


Contact Person: Marian Nelson ,, 909-945-5735

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Most Read Stories of September

There was a common theme through the "most read stories," this month. People are researching candidates.

We had a large number of "new visitors" who came to the blog while searching for a specific candidate or came following a link to a specific story. In many cases they then clicked on that candidates tag and read past stories about that person. One former Republican Congressional candidate in particular received a lot of attention.

1. Lee McGroarty has Business Entity's Suspended; Loses "rights, powers and privileges to conduct business in California."
2. Former Democratic Congressional Candidate titles story about OC Assembly Democratic candidates "Not one White Guy in the bunch."
3. McGroarty campaign website runs false support list?
4. Website up for 61st Assembly Republican Candidate Ray Moors
5. 42nd Candidate McGroarty paid Erik Brown $5700
6. More on Earl De Vries entering 32nd Senate Race
7. Federal Election Commission investigating Lee McGroarty Campaign
8. McGroarty calls bill reforming Birthright Citizenship "Unconstitutional"
9. Site up for 72nd Assembly Candidate Esiquio Uballe
10. Rep. Gary Miller Receives NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award
11. Lee McGroarty also gets Negative Site
12. New Ad for 72nd Assembly candidate Esiquio Uballe
13. Rep. Tom McClintock responds to Phil Liberatore allegation, says he "should know better"
14. Anti Lee McGroarty Email sent out
15. Lee McGroarty files FEC Forms, files one day late

OC Register Q and A with 72nd Assembly Candidates

The OC Register did a Q and A with Assemblyman Chris Norby (Rep) and his two challengers, Jane Rands (Green) and Esiquio Ramos Uballe (Dem).

That article can be found here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Coffee And Conversation With Assemblyman Curt Hagman

Assemblyman Curt Hagman has two "Coffee and Conversations" this Saturday.

Saturday, October 02, 2010 (01:30 PM - 02:15 PM)
19759 E. Colima Rd. #1, Rowland Heights CA 91748

Saturday, October 02, 2010 (02:30 PM - 03:15 PM)
1195 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar CA 91765

"Stop by to have an informal discussion with your State Assemblyman about the state issues that matter most to you. Suggestions for legislation are also welcome!"

For more information call (909) 627-7021.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Senator Bob Huff Business Advisory Committee Meeting this Friday

From Senator Bob Huff:

"On Friday, October 1st from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., I will host my bi-annual Business Advisory meeting at Mt. San Antonio College. The purpose of this meeting is to create a dialogue among local business owners about California's business climate and try to find solutions to help them. There will also be a legislative update and an opportunity to ask questions or pose concerns about legislative matters pertaining to the business sector. All are welcome to join in the discussion.

For more information or to RSVP, contact my district office at (909) 598-3981."

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Ad for 72nd Assembly candidate Esiquio Uballe

Esiquio Uballe (D) has a new ad in his attempt to defeat 72nd Assemblyman Chris Norby (R).

The ad can be found here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rep. Loretta Sanchez: "Vietnamese...trying to take this seat"

We don't normally cover news from Rep. Loretta Sanchez's district but this one caught our eye.

Politico has a story about a recent interview Sanchez did with Univision in Spanish. According to a translation Sanchez said, "The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take this seat from which we have done so much for our community — to take this seat and give it to this Van Tran, who is very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic."

Tran's campaign said that this, "attack against immigrants and the Vietnamese community on national television is shocking. The 47th congressional district belongs to the people and not an individual ethnicity."

The YouTube video of the Sanchez interview can be found here.

Assemblyman Chris Norby at Greg Sebourn Grand Opening

Assemblyman Chris Norby will be at the September 28 Grand Opening of Fullerton City Council candidate Greg Sebourn's Campaign headquarters. The event will be from 5:30- 7:30pm.

For more information check out Sebourn's campaign site.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller Receives NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller

Washington, Sep 23 -
Today, Rep. Gary Miller was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for his strong small business voting record in the 111th Congress. The Guardian of Small Business Award is a token of the deep appreciation that small business owners have for elected officials who promote and protect their right to own, operate, and grow their businesses. Following this honor, Rep. Gary Miller released the following statement:

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award from the NFIB, but American small businesses deserve the applause. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy—they create nearly seven out of every ten jobs in our great nation. During the current economic recession, however, small businesses have encountered numerous obstacles to continued job creation. From the lack of liquidity in the marketplace, to the new government health care mandates, to new and excessive regulations, the government has created an unfriendly business atmosphere that has forced many small businesses to downsize and has hampered them from hiring new employees.

“The future of job creation in the United States does not rest in reckless government spending by Washington politicians and overreaching regulations promulgated by Washington Bureaucrats—it lies in unleashing the creativity of the American people. As such, I will keep working in Congress to allow small businesses to have access to their own capital so that they can keep their doors open for business and create more job opportunities. Small businesses are the engine of job creation in our great nation and Congress must quit layering massive, uncalled for regulations and taxes on these job creators.”

Saturday, September 11, 2010

President George W. Bush on 9/11 anniversary

From Facebook

On September 11, 2001, Americans awoke to evil on our shores. On this solemn day of remembrance, Laura and I hold the victims and their families in our thoughts andprayers. We recall the many acts of heroism on that day, and we honor those who work tirelessly to prevent another attack. May God bless our great country and those who defend her.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Former Assemblyman Todd Spitzer Fired from D.A.'s Office

Former Assemblyman and OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer has been fired from the District Attorney's Office. He had been employed with the office as an assistant district attorney. Spitzer had been seen as the front runner to replace current DA Tony Rackauckas if he doesn't seek re-election in 2014.

The OC Register has more on the firing and the reasons behind it.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Former Democratic Congressional Candidate titles story about OC Assembly Democratic candidates "Not one White Guy in the bunch."

Now for a "What were they thinking," story from a former Three Corners Congressional candidate.

2008 Democratic Congressional candidate Ron Shepston, who posts on Daily Kos as "CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream," today posted a story titled, "Not One White Guy in the Bunch." He describes three Democratic candidates running for the State Assembly in Orange County who are choices for DFA Grassroots All-Stars 2010. The three are Esiquio Uballe, Melissa Fox and Phu Nguyen.

Shepston never explains the title which leaves the reader wondering what he is trying to communicate. Is he saying it is bad that none of them are white guys? Who knows because he never explains it.

Uballe, who Shepston devotes most of the post to, is challenging Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby. One has to wonder if Uballe will want Shepston's support after this post.

The post has been removed but yahoo has a cached copy which I posted below. As of the time of this post Shepston has not provided an explanation on Daily Kos to the title or why his post was removed. If he does we will post it on our blog.

So, "What was he thinking," when he picked that title?

Not one white guy in the bunch

by CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream
Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 06:13:48 AM PDT
And I'm loving it.
There's something pretty exciting happening in Orange County, Ca. The top three choices for DFA Grassroots All-Stars 2010 are Esiquio Uballe Ca Assembly District 72, Melissa Fox Ca Assembly District 70 and Phu Nguyen Ca Assembly District 68.

All are great people and all will make us proud as State Representatives. They all have a great shot at winning their districts and helping California end the disastrous two-thirds rule for approving state budgets.

But let me get to the real purpose of this diary.

Follow me below.

As much as I like Melisa and Phu to win their districts I'm supporting Esiquio for DFA All-Star 2010. I've had some great conversations with Melissa and will be asking my friends in the 70th AD to vote for her in Nov. I've met and talked to Phu and think he's a great candidate. I'll be telling my friends in the 68th AD that they should vote for him in Nov

But for DFA All-Stars my vote is going to Esiquio Uballe. Won't you please help us with your Vote for Esiquio for DFA All-Star. His run up to #1 has been quick thanks to the energy of very dedicated volunteers who have been getting the word out.

Dr Uballe is the Associate Dean of Students for Students at Cal State University at Fullerton.

His biography is impressive and shows a person driven to serve. Here's a snippet. I encourage you to read the rest. Dr Uballe is someone we want serving us in Assembly.

Esiquio Ramos Uballe grew up in Austin, Texas, the youngest of eleven children in a family of migrant farm workers. Dr. Uballe was the first in his family to earn a college degree. He has spent his life helping the disadvantaged through his professional and his volunteer efforts. Esiquio has a long history of speaking to parents and children about the importance of higher education.

Why is he running?

I am running to protect California's future. The state and District 72 are held hostage by a minority of Republican legislators who oppose any social safety net and seek to serve corporate interests and those of the anti-immigrant, religious right. I will protect the middle class and workers of the state as well as those most vulnerable. We need to create good, green jobs that restore our economic vitality while providing a living wage with good benefits. We need to restore full affordable access to higher education and good job training.

Please vote for Dr Esiquio Uballe for DFA All-Star.

Monday, August 23, 2010

YouTube Channel for Assembly candidate Ray Moors

61st Republican Candidate Ray Moors has a campaign YouTube channel featuring videos including, "What Type of Republican Am I," "Education," and "Taxes."

Moors is challenging Democratic Assemblywoman Norma Torres in the November General Election.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman's Bill Granting Financial Relief For Members Of The Armed Forces Goes To Governor's Desk

From Assemblyman Curt Hagman's Office

Hagman's Bill Granting Financial Relief For Members Of The Armed Forces Goes To Governor's Desk

Assembly Bill 2500 will exclude active duty military personnel from paying late renewal fees for State licenses

Sacramento- Assemblyman Curt Hagman's bill to provide financial relief for active duty military personnel cleared the State Legislature and heads to the Governor's Desk for his signature.

"This is a good and just measure to provide some aid for California military men and women," stated Assemblyman Hagman.

Under California law when a member of the armed forces who is on active duty misses the deadline for renewal on one of their business state licenses, a late fee must be paid. AB 2500 would exempt military personnel on active duty from having to pay such a fee.

"I don't believe we should punish the courageous men and women of the armed forces who put their lives at risk on our behalf everyday. It is unfair to make them pay a fine when they're busy defending our freedoms. I'm happy my colleagues agreed with me and I look forward to the Governor's signature" said Hagman.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Assemblymember Norma Torres hosting Ice Cream Social August 26

61st Assemblymember Norma Torres is hosting a Ice Cream Social at her District Office on Thursday, August 26th. For more information call her District Office at (909) 984-7741.

Thursday, August 26th
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

District Office
822 N. Euclid Avenue, Suite A, Ontario

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller’s Statement on U.S. District Judge’s Decision to Allow Gay Marriages to Resume August 18

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller.

Washington, Aug 12 -

Today, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced that gay marriages in California are allowed to resume beginning August 18, 2010. This follows last week’s ruling that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Following this announcement, Rep. Gary Miller issued the following statement:

“In 2008, a majority of Californians voiced their belief at the polls that marriage is a covenant shared by a man and a woman. Unfortunately, last week Judge Walker inflicted his personal agenda and defied the will of the majority of Californians. His decision undermines the voice of Californians and citizens across the country who have sought to define marriage in their states as the union between one man and one woman.

“Judge Walker’s announcement today that gay marriages are allowed to resume beginning next week is both hasty and uncalled for. This decision could have severe legal implications should the Court of the Appeals overturn the decision. I believe firmly that Judge Walker’s actions should be opposed and the decision should be quickly overturned.”

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

32nd Senate Candidate Earl De Vries launches web site

Earl De Vries, Republican candidate in the 32nd State Senate district has a campaign website.

De Vries is challenging Democratic Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod in the November General Election.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Assemblymember Norma Torres Event Saturday in Montclair

Assemblymember Norma Torres is hosting a "Capitol in Your Corner" event August 14 in Montclair. For more information call her District Office at (909) 984-7741.

Saturday, August 14th
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Chino Water Basin Conservation District
4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair

Friday, July 30, 2010

60th Assembly candidate Gregg Fritchle launches web site

Gregg Fritchle, the Democratic candidate in the 60th Assembly district has launched his campaign web site. Fritchle is challenging Assemblyman Curt Hagman in the November General Election.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller Appears on Fox News

Rep. Gary Miller appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss Arizona's immigration law.

Video of his appearance can be found here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman: Time For Democrats To Work With Republicans On Responsible No-Tax Budget

From Assemblyman Curt Hagman:

Three weeks have passed since the beginning of the 2010-11 fiscal year to pass a state budget. Yet California is still without one and people are right to ask what on earth is going on in Sacramento.

Months before the budget deadline, my Republican colleagues and I called on Democrats to work with us. We posted 100-day countdown calendars on our office doors as a reminder that the deadline was fast approaching and urged them to work with us so we would have a solution in time.

Unfortunately, the Democrat leadership rebuffed our hand of cooperation. They instead said that they would rather delay the budget process until Republicans agree to raise your taxes and reject spending reductions.

Some political observers even said that the delay could be a ploy to convince Californians that the two-thirds requirement to pass a budget was the main cause of the delay. One liberal Democrat went so far to say that his party should allow the state to reach a more desperate situation when kids go back to school in August to get Republicans to sign off on higher taxes.

In the meantime, I have been meeting with constituents and stakeholders to listen to their budget concerns. We discussed ways we can address those concerns in a difficult economy and conveyed their suggestions to my colleagues. Yet we have seen no real action from Democrats, other than press conferences to pound home the theme that the state "needs more revenue "(code for higher taxes) to protect government spending and welfare programs we cannot afford.
Even more telling, we have not seen a unified and detailed budget proposal from Senate and Assembly Democrats that can be vetted. All they have put forward is a "statement of principles" that reaffirms their commitment to big government. A statement of principles is not a serious budget that will close a $19.1 billion deficit.

As a result, without a balanced budget in place California state government spends $52 million more each day than it receives in revenues.

In contrast, my Republican colleagues and I have made it clear that we support the Governor's budget blueprint he released in May. It is a detailed plan that addresses the deficit without higher taxes.

Republicans have always been willing to work with Democrats to craft a bipartisan budget that protects taxpayers and funds essential services such as schools without raising taxes. We know that tough choices will need to be made to reduce spending, which is why we have asked Democrats for months to work with us.

Yet the Democrat leadership shows no signs of urgency and refuses to budge, hoping that weeks of delay will work to their advantage. We must get down to work on the budget now, so we can get California back on track. It is long overdue for Democrats to work with Republicans on passing a responsible no-tax budget that will move our state forward. A delay may serve the interests of a few liberal politicians and interest groups, but it hurts the state as a whole.

Passing a balanced budget is one of the most important - if not the most important - duty of a legislator. We are elected to make tough choices and I stand ready to do my part to craft a responsible, no-tax budget as soon as possible.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cost per vote in 42nd, Liberatore spent more than triple what Rep. Miller did.

Candidates in the 42nd recently had to file their financial reports with the FEC, which show how much money was raised and spent leading up to the June promary election. Now that the vote totals have been finalized with the Secretary of State's office we can see how much Rep. Gary Miller and Phil Liberatore spent per vote. For this I added the amount spent since January 1 divided by the total votes.

Miller: $328,966.80 spent, 32,669 votes= $10.07
Liberatore: $794,537 spent, 25,181 votes =$31.55

So Liberatore spent more than triple what Miller did per vote and more than double overall. Wow.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

San Gabriel Valley Business Journal on Bob and Mei Mei Huff

The San Gabriel Valley Business Journal has a profile on State Senator Bob Huff and his wife Mei Mei.

It starts,

One of the San Gabriel Valley’s most powerful political couples is State Senator Bob and Mei Mei Huff. The “House of Huff” represents the culmination of luck, tenacity and a lot of hard work. Together, they have influenced education, transportation and environmental policies which potentially spur economic growth for the whole state. Their story is why they are this Business Journal’s first San Gabriel Valley Decision Makers.

To best summarize the Huffs, you have to go to the matriarch, Mei Mei Huff herself. “We are put on this earth for a reason. I believe that Bob’s gifts make him suited for public service,” Mei Mei says, “and I am here to make sure he succeeds.” It is through this mindset we have seen the Huffs rise to become one of the San Gabriel Valley decision makers.

To continue reading you can find the article here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman: Finally Recognized, The 2nd Amendment

From the Office of Assemblyman Curt Hagman


Californians who legally own firearms can be encouraged by last month's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling. In a landmark decision, the Court found that the constitutional right to bear arms applies not just to the federal government, but to state and local governments as well. In other words, owning a gun in the home for self defense is now officially recognized as a fundamental American right that cannot be violated by overzealous politicians on any level of government.

This is a remarkable defense of our Second Amendment right. This specific issue came about because Chicago instituted a misguided city-wide ban on handguns, which was intended to clamp down on deadly gun violence. Instead of just targeting thugs, it restricted law-abiding residents from owning guns to protect themselves in their own homes. Thankfully the Supreme Court saw it correctly, acknowledging that "Self defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present day," as Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion. The Court's ruling recognizes the original intent of the Second Amendment which provides that: "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

However, this victory is only a first step, as it is still unclear where the decision will lead for the future of our current gun laws and those that could be enacted in the future. Indeed, Justice Alito wrote that the ruling "does not imperil every law regulating firearms." In the years going forward there will be significant battles over the true meaning of this ruling, and the numerous complex rules and regulations governing firearms. Particularly in California, the ruling gives Second Amendment supporters a powerful argument to challenge dubious proposals that hurt lawful gun owners. We now need to work on challenging the most restrictive laws that are already in place. While no one can predict the long-term consequences of the Court's ruling, there is a good chance it will lead to future victories over restrictions on Second Amendment rights and force lawmakers to think twice before passing more burdensome laws.

Government has a critical responsibility to help ensure the safety of our families, but it needs do act in ways that respect our rights as a free people. We can keep our communities safe by improving enforcement of existing laws that target criminals who use guns. Taking guns away from the "bad guys" and putting them behind bars will make California safer, without targeting law-abiding citizens.

With the Supreme Court's reaffirmation at the judicial level, I hope we can now move beyond debating attempts to undermine the Second Amendment in the Legislature. It is time for lawmakers to stop undermining lawful gun owners with more restrictive measures and to start working on issues that matter most to hardworking Californians, such as job creation.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Assemblymember Norma Torres Event this Saturday in Chino

Assemblymember Norma Torres is hosting a "Capitol in Your Corner" event this Saturday in Chino. For more information call her District Office at (909) 984-7741.

Saturday, July 17th
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Preserve Community Center
15850 Main Street, Chino

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Candidate for State Office but no Campaign Web Site

With the primary election over and the General Election less than four months until the election there are two candidates who appear not to have campaign web sites. Campaign sites can be one of the most important tools for a candidate to communicate with voters about what they stand for and believe in.

I have not been able to find sites for Earl De Vries and Gregg Fritchle. De Vries is the Republican nominee in the 32nd State Senate district, challenging Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod. Fritchle is the Democratic nominee in the 60th Assembly District, challenging Assemblyman Curt Hagman.

If they put up a web site just let us know and we will mention it on our blog.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Assemblyman Chris Norby on War in Afghanistan

An editorial in the Orange County Register yesterday referenced some comments Assemblyman Chris Norby wrote on claims it is "Your best source for antiwar news, viewpoints, and activities.

In his comments, titled "Steele Speaks the Truth," Norby's comments included;

"If he [Obama] is such a student of history, has he not understood the one thing you don’t do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? Everyone who has tried over a thousand years has failed, and there are reasons for that.” In restating this obvious historical fact, Republican Chairman Michael Steele has roused a chorus of neocon critics calling for his resignation.

Instead, they should heed the words of Douglas MacArthur, who warned another young president – John F. Kennedy – in 1961: “Anyone wanting to commit American ground forces to the mainland of Asia should have his head examined.”

Those who take issue with Steele should state why he – and MacArthur – are wrong. And we Republicans who believe they should be heeded should speak up. I am one of them. There are others who question an open-ended commitment of blood and treasure to prop up Hamid Karzai and his illusory government."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller holds Reception to Honor Service Academy Appointees

From the office of Rep. Gary Miller

Reception Held to Honor Service Academy Appointees

Last Saturday, Congressman Miller hosted a reception for thirteen high school and college students from California’s 42nd Congressional District that have been selected to attend a Service Academy this year. These exceptional students have received Congressional or Senatorial nominations to attend these fine institutions.

Attending the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York will be Jake Pendleton of Yorba Linda, Jeff Cooley of La Habra, Apphia Kim of La Habra Heights, Brock Redondo of Mission Viejo, and Joon Eo of Brea.

Leaving for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Marlyand will be Graham Vickers of Diamond Bar, Elaine Zhong of Chino Hills, Lucille Lu of Diamond Bar and Nathalie Pauwels of Mission Viejo.

Enrolling at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado will be Jacob Chavers of Chino Hills, Joshua Stedman of Brea, Michael Arakawa of Whittier and Trevor Cutler of Mission Viejo.

Congressman Miller extends his congratulations to all of the nominees and their families. For those interested in applying to one of the U.S. Service Academies for the class of 2015, please contact Congressman Miller’s Brea office at 714-257-1142.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Site up for 72nd Assembly Candidate Esiquio Uballe

Esiquio Uballe, the Democratic candidate in the 72nd Assembly district has put up a campaign web site. Uballe is challenging Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby.

From his site,

"Dr. Esiquio Uballe is a proven leader in education, with a long history of working with the community and families to show how higher education can build better lives and stronger communities.

Staying competitive in the global economy is key for Orange County's future. Being able to win depends on how well our workforce is prepared. Tomorrow's workforce is today's student. Help keep California's dream alive by strengthening our workforce by rebuilding our education system.

At one time, California's economy and education were the envy of the world. We need the leadership in Sacramento to make that happen again.

OC needs real leadership in Sacramento. Our residents deserve better than rubber stamp "No" votes time after time.

We need an Assembly member who will bring home job creating programs to get our local economy moving again. OC needs to get our good jobs back - the jobs that let our county lead the state in economic growth and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Uballe is that Assembly member."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Website up for 61st Assembly Republican Candidate Ray Moors

Ray Moors, the Republican candidate in the 61st Assembly District, has put up a campaign website. The 61st is currently represented by Democratic Assemblywoman Norma Torres.

Some of Moors' "platform,"

"I will research and propose legislation that will bring businesses back to California."

"I will propose legislation that will remove the boot of the state unions and lobbyists from the throats of the middle class taxpayer and small business owner."

"I will support to have a new State Constitutional Convention that will model our constitution after our nations which is 4400 words long and with 27 amendments. Presently, our state constitution is an incomprehensible 40,000 word, attorney written, legal morass of English and Latin with over 500 revisions and amendments."

"I will propose legislation to put a halt to the Eco-Economic Police bureaucrats that are destroying our economy, shutting down businesses and leaving families without employment and paychecks."

"I support legal immigration only. Giving amnesty leaves us with millions who have entered this country illegally only to live off the hard work of taxpayers. Many are criminals, and career welfare recipients. Legal immigration provides this country with the professionals, the industrious and law abiding immigrants which this country welcomes and needs."

Friday, June 18, 2010

Legislative Forum On Jobs And Regulations In California

From the Office of Assemblyman Curt Hagman.

Legislative Forum On Jobs And Regulations In California

WHEN: Friday, June 25, 2010 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

WHERE: Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St., Anaheim CA 92805

CONTACT: District Office (909) 627-7021

Hosted by Assemblymember's Curt Hagman, Jim Silva, Diane Harkey, Jeff Miller, Chris Norby, and Van Tran, the legislative forum will consist of local employees and business leaders telling their stories about how regulatory and environmental burdens have hindered them from creating jobs in California and make it difficult for local companies to compete against other states, as well as globally.

This is a public meeting and all welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

42nd Election Results Updated

The results for the Republican primary in the 42nd district have been updated (3:32pm today) on the Secretary of State's web site. The result is the same but the percentages have changed slightly. Phil Liberatore has gone up 0.4%, while the other three candidates have gone down 0.1% to 0.2%

Rep. Gary Miller 48.9%
Phil Liberatore 37.6%
Lee McGroarty 10.5%
David Su 3.0%

The morning after the election we posted the following results at 10:04am.

Gary Miller 49.0%
Phil Liberatore 37.2%
Lee McGroarty 10.7%
David Su 3.1%

Chino Hills Career/Job Fair

From the Office of Assemblyman Curt Hagman.

Chino Hills Career/Job Fair

WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2010 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

WHERE: The Shoppes at Chino Hills 13920 City Center Drive, Chino Hills CA 91709

CONTACT: District Office (909) 627-7021

Hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (in partnership with Assemblyman Curt Hagman and Supervisor Gary Ovitt)

No cost to employeers or attendees

For More Information please visit -

Monday, June 14, 2010

Robert Vaughn not re-elected

Robert Vaughn, who had claimed he was the Chairman of the Los Angeles County Republican Party until a judge ruled he was not, was not re-elected to the Party's county Central Committee. Only members of the Central Committee can hold leadership positions in it.

We first covered the controversy surrounding Vaughn after a Phil Liberatore for Congress mail piece claimed Vaughn was the Chairman of the county party and had endorsed Liberatore over Rep. Gary Miller.

Even though defeated for Central Committee, Vaughn is still a candidate for Congress. He is challenging Rep. Grace Napolitano in the General Election.

In the election for Central Committee Vaughn placed 17th out 0f 18 candidates with 2.35% of the vote. The top seven were elected.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rep. Tom McClintock responds to Phil Liberatore allegation, says he "should know better"

On Wednesday night on the Rick Amato show, Phil Liberatore and Amato claimed that Rep. Gary Miller had used a 2008 endorsement from Rep. Tom McClintock. Amato said that Miller sent out an email that said that Rep. Tom McClintock endorsed Miller. Amato said that the endorsement was from "two years ago," but didn't say why he thought that. Liberatore agreed with Amato.

Today we received the following comment from Rep. Tom McClintock stating that he did endorse Miller.

Statement from Rep. Tom McClintock: "The claim that Gary Miller improperly claimed my endorsement in the 2010 Republican primary is absolutely and completely false, and the people making it should know better. I enthusiastically support Gary Miller's candidacy and was proud to endorse him in the recent primary. On the floor of the House of Representatives I have seen first hand -- day in and day out -- his devotion to taxpayers and to the conservative cause and I could not possibly be stronger in my respect and support of him."

Rep. Gary Miller comments on election

The following has been posted on the campaign web site of Rep. Gary Miller.


A Message from Congressman Miller...

I am humbled and honored for the outpouring of support I received during this past election. It was a hard fought battle—a lot of money was spent by my opponents—but my supporters and I always remained true to our core conservative values, looked past the lies and false assertions, and pressed on.

Thinking back on the election, I’m disappointed so much money was spent by Republicans to attack Republicans—and how that money could have been used to take back Congress in November or at least defeat the U.S. Senate’s most liberal member, Barbara Boxer.

But this election allowed me the opportunity to broadcast the need to lower taxes to jump start our economy, enact tougher immigration laws to stop taxpayer handouts to illegals, rebuild our crumbling roads and infrastructure, and decrease government spending.

Times are tough and voters are angry—and rightfully so. Congressional Democrats and President Obama have increased taxes, socialized our healthcare and dumped billions of taxpayer dollars to prop up union-plagued industries.

And Democrats are not done yet: amnesty for illegal immigrants and a Cap and Trade tax scheme are right around the corner.

Every day I’m fighting tooth and nail to stop them—as I believe the residents of the 42nd district expect me to do.

For at the end of the day, it’s the voters who are my employer and I am truly honored they have once again put their faith and trust in me to represent their interests in Washington.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Phil Liberatore comments on election; Received Death Threat, Dogs killed

Former 42nd Congressional candidate Phil Liberatore was a guest on the Rick Amato show last night.

Some of the comments;

Liberatore said that during the campaign he received a death threat and had his two dogs killed. He alleged that the day after they were killed a picture of one of the dogs appeared in a campaign mailer from Rep. Gary Miller. I wonder why this is the first we have heard of the death threats or the killings of his dogs from Liberatore. Liberatore didn't say anything about a police investigation or how or why he thought it was a picture of his dog in the Miller mail piece.

Liberatore said that he was going to look at his future political options and try to "keep the momentum going."

When asked by Amato if he had heard from Miller or any of the other candidates he said, " No I haven't heard from anybody." I wonder if he knows that it is customary to call the winner, not the other way around. Former 42nd candidate Lee McGroarty commented on our blog yesterday that he would be calling Miller, Liberatore and David Su.

Amato said that on Monday Miller sent out an email that said that Rep. Tom McClintock endorsed Miller. Amato said that the endorsement was from "two years ago," but didn't say why he thought that.

Phil Liberatore Post Election Statement

Received the following statement from a Liberatore Campaign email.


My wife Dana and I want to thank everyone who came out and voted for me in this election. You will never know how much this means to me. It is a tremendous honor to have you put your faith in me and the ideas I put forward to ‘Take Back America’.

I also want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who put in precious time placing yard signs, stuffing envelopes, making phone calls and sending out all those postcards. Your enthusiasm and encouragement kept me going all those late nights and early mornings. I would also like to thank the tremendous team that served during the campaign.

While we lost this race I do believe a clear message has been sent, as the incumbent received less than 50% of the vote. I call upon Congressman Miller to take note as to how We The People voted. I am disappointed the vote was split amongst three challengers, as it is evident we had the momentum going into the final weeks. However, if I had to do it all over again I would enter the race again tomorrow.

Having walked the neighborhoods and meeting the people of our community personally was one of the richest experiences of my life. I entered this race because I have a great concern about the direction of our country. But as I walked the district meeting our neighbors and experiencing the support of the voters, I am hopeful. Please do not give up on this good fight to restore accountability, fiscal responsibility and the values this country was founded upon, they are too important. I encourage you to get involved on any and every level as our Founding Fathers envisioned a country of citizens in leadership not career politicians.

Again I want to thank all of you for your votes, supports and prayers.

May God bless you and God bless America.


David Su Post Election Comment

Former 42nd Congressional candidate David Su has posted the following comment on his campaign's Facebook page.

Hello Everyone!

As you know the primaries are over and the results are in. Congressman Gary Miller, the GOP incumbent, my opponent has retained his seat. I know many of you are disappointed, some of you are discouraged, but don’t be. I know I’m not. I am content with my results and very humbled on the journey that I had embarked on. I fought the good fight and decided to run for Congress because this country needs real change and ran with sheer passion, the strength of conviction to stand up for what I believe in. I just want to say congratulations to Congressman Gary Miller on his reelection and I will be supporting him to continue to fight for his constituents and to be a voice in Washington. Freedom is precious and I too will continue to fight, to contribute and to do what is right in improving the quality of life for all Americans.

This message is for all Americans, tax payers, and citizens everywhere. Whoever your candidate may have been, win or lose it is now time to get behind and support the official candidate in their bid to continue to fight for liberty and take America back for the people. Let’s full on support our representatives for our party and be sure to get them elected so that we may ensure our future as well as the future for many generations to come. Let’s do it with the will, the determination, and let’s show the Democrats come this fall what Republicans mean, by campaigning and supporting our candidates with the American spirit!

Thank you for everyone who has supported me financially, spiritually with prayers, with words of encouragement, and with volunteering throughout these past months. Come November, let’s take America back!

For God, For the People, For Country,
David Su
Former Candidate for US Congress, 42nd CD GOP.

Whittier Daily News story on 42nd race, Liberatore comments

The Whittier Daily News has a story on the 42nd race including some strong comments from Liberatore.

Liberatore told the paper, "Gary Miller had the press in his pocket. He controls all of the cities. He's the incumbent and everybody is bowing down to this guy. It was hard to get any response from the media."

The article spoke about the amount of money spent on the race. It stated, "Liberatore mailed fliers and purchased newspaper ads, after loaning his campaign $725,000. Miller reported spending about $330,000 but said that only $200,000 was for the campaign. The rest was for office expenses."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Billy Wojciak Wins 42nd Primary Predictions

We asked our readers to guess the finishing order of the 42nd Republican primary. Two readers, Billy Wojciak and MV Conservative, guessed correctly but Billy was the closest on the percentage Miller would receive. He guessed 47%, Miller received 49%.

Thanks to our readers for their predictions.

Lee McGroarty comments on Election

42nd Congressional candidate Lee McGroarty left the following comment on our blog this morning. McGroaty finished third with 10.7% of the vote.

Last evening, my campaign held a celebration party at our home. Lisa and I were so pleased with the turnout. It was a chance for us to say thank you for a truly wonderful year. We couldn't have been more touched by the outpouring of love and support for the efforts of my team, my family and most importantly, my supporters.

Did we win? Absolutely. I can truly hold my head up high knowing we fought a great fight. I believed Congressman Miller needed to be challenged and our goal was to offer a choice to the people of the district. My entering the race assured that. Though I wish I could have gone head-to-head against Miller, others also stood up and challenged. That is Democracy!

As a gesture of goodwill, I will be calling each of my opponents today. For now, I tip my hat to Congressman Miller for his victory. I also applaud Phil and David for their efforts. We all won. But more importantly, the People won. This is what elections are about. In the end, it was not about us -- the candidates. In the end, it was about the People electing leaders.

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