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October 21, 2012 858-254-9179
BLOCK LIES ABOUT HIS ‘GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD’
FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS
San Diego – During an appearance on NBC 7’s Politically Speaking hosted by Gene Cubbison, Assemblyman Marty Block lied about the violent prisoners currently being released into local neighborhoods because of his support of and vote for AB 109, The Democrat Early Release bill.
During an exchange between Block and his opponent for the 39th Senate District George Plescia, Block denies that any prisoners have been released:
SAN DIEGO, CA – Assemblyman Marty Block told voters at a community coffee that he does not receive a taxpayer funded pension.
However, as the San Diego Union Tribune has reported, this is not true.
According to U-T San Diego, Assemblyman Block currently receives a $49,116 a year taxpayer funded pension (Source: UT San Diego), as well as an estimated $115,291 a year taxpayer funded salary and per diem as a member of the California State Assembly (Source: CA State Assembly). Assemblyman Block has been receiving his pension since 2005.
By U-T San Diego Editorial Board
The local state Senate race pitting Assemblyman Marty Block, D-San Diego, and former Assemblyman George Plescia, R-La Jolla, hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. Redistricting set up a 39th Senate District that spans from Solana Beach to Point Loma and inland to Mira Mesa and Lemon Grove, one that looks like it could go to either candidate. In 2012, this race matters more than any local legislative election in a long time.
San Diego, CA – George Plescia, candidate for the 39th Senate District, today denounced his opponent Assemblyman Marty Block for his vote for AB 109, the Democrat Early Release Program. Under this dangerous program, 52,000 offenders will no longer be serving time in state prison by 2013-14. They are instead being released into our local communities.
“Citizens and law enforcement are at the mercy of this defective program. It is only a matter of time before one of these violent early release offenders commits another violent crime,” Plescia said.
San Diego — In San Diego on Monday Assemblyman Marty Block will convene a hearing to examine what would happen to California’s economy if he stopped voting to kill jobs.
The hearing will be held at the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92131, Monday October 1st from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; the public is welcome to attend.
“In an election-year attempt to uncover the mystery of California’s hostile economic climate and rampant jobs-flight to other business friendly states, Assemblyman Marty Block makes a bold move by holding a hearing,” said George Plescia. “Business men and women in San Diego will rejoice that Marty is finally willing to examine his own voting record and its detrimental effect on job creation.”
Plescia Condemns Early Release of Convicted Murderer
AB 109 Early Prisoner Release Jeopardizing Public Safety Across the State
SAN DIEGO, CA – George Plescia issued the following statement today in response to the news story below of a convicted murderer who was released back into a local community through Assembly Bill 109. Robert Lawrence Perrin spent 13 years in prison for murder and is now under arrest for suspicion of kidnapping, robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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George Plescia for State Senate Goes On Offensive
Launches New Ad on Marty Block’s vote to Kill Child Safety Reform
SAN DIEGO – Coming on the heels of a scathing editorial by the San Diego Union Tribune, protests from parents, endless questions from talk radio, and an explosive story by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, George Plescia has captured the agenda of the campaign with the following radio ad that is running on every top radio station in San Diego. The ad highlights Assemblyman Block’s vote to kill a reform that would make it easier for school boards to fire teachers who committ crimes against children in the classroom.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the New Majority,” said Plescia. “I’m appreciative that they support my economic plans to jump start our economy. We must focus on new job creation and protect and retain the jobs we have from moving to other states or countries. Pension reform is also a crucial component to right the state budget.”
Once again, we have seen the Legislature engage in what can only be called its particularly unique form of California gamesmanship – a word defined as “the use of methods that are dubious or seemingly improper but not strictly illegal.”
Last week the Senate narrowly passed, and the Governor is expected to approve, the bonds that will underwrite California’s High Speed Rail. This on the heels of a May’s warning by Standard and Poor that two developments – a $17 billion deficit and a judge’s ruling that the state controller does not have the authority to withhold lawmakers’ pay for failing to pass a balanced budget on time – “could weaken the state’s prospects for further improvement in its fiscal structure.” Add to this the fiscal time-bomb of unresolved pension reform and a burgeoning California “wall of debt.”
(San Diego, CA) – George Plescia today announced his support of Governor Brown’s state employee pension reform plan. Governor Brown released a twelve point plan outlining his proposal earlier this year. Mr. Plescia has called on Assemblyman Marty Block to join Governor Brown in pushing the reform through the Legislature. Mr. Plescia is running to represent San Diegans the California State Senate.
“I support Governor Brown’s common sense pension reform plan,” said Plescia. “I don’t always agree with Governor Brown, but I agree with him that the legislative Democrats’ plan does not do the job for Californians. It’s unfortunate San Diego voters won’t be able to vote on state pension reform this year. I urge Assemblyman Block to join the Governor’s effort to get pension reform passed this year.”