Saturday, February 27, 2010

James Gerbus out of 72nd race? Su out of 42nd race?

This past Thursday was the deadline to file signatures in-lieu (SIL) with County Registrar of Voters. Each signature a candidate receives on these forms lowers the cost of the filing fee required to run for office. While not required, most candidates pick up these forms to not only make their fees cheaper, but to send a message about their support in a district.

There were two candidates in the Three Corners Region that did not return their forms by Thursday. This is a good indication of who may be getting out of a race.

James Gerbus was issued SIL forms for the 72nd Assembly Republican primary on January 8, the first week the forms were available, but never returned them. He was also issued SIL's during the Special Election in which Chris Norby won the Republican nomination, but didn't return those either. So it wouldn't be surprising if he has decided once again not to run for the Assembly. Gerbus, so far, is the only Republican to give any indication of a run against Norby for the Republican nomination. He has not filed any campaign finance paperwork with the California Secretary of State or created a campaign web site.

David Su was issued SIL forms for the 42nd Congressional Republican primary on January 8, but didn't return them. Su has made appearance's at the City Council meetings of Diamond Bar and Chino Hills stating that he was thinking about running against Rep. Gary Miller in the Republican primary. He has not filed any campaign paperwork with the FEC or set up a campaign web site.

Only time will tell if these candidates are in or out, but chances are that they are out.

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