Posts Tagged ‘77th Assembly District’
It’s a time-honored New Year’s tradition to review all the new laws taking effect starting on January 1. So I thought I’d get a look at new laws affected Rostrafarians in California. I nearly choked on my breakfast when I looked at the number. There are 837 new laws taking effect as of today. Seriously? Our state was so far askew we needed over 800 pieces of legislation passed to patch us up? Holy moly.
Ten years ago Apple was worth $10 billion dollars. Today, the world’s most valuable company boasts a worth of $600 billion. This kind of incredible growth in such a short period of time can only happen in America. In addition, these numbers speak nothing of the revolutionary advances Apple has made to the way we do business and the improvement to the quality of life for people all over the world. Lucky for us, Apple just happens to be headquartered in California – a fact that may be fleeting. Apple will soon build a $304 million facility and add 3,600 jobs in Austin, Texas.
Over 70 residents of the 77th Assembly district attended a Second-Amendment Awareness Event hosted by Assemblyman Brian Jones on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Lemon Grove Rod and Gun Club in Alpine.
The function included approximately 25 volunteers who donated their time and expertise to instruct novice shooters about accuracy and safety. The focus of the event highlighted the Second Amendment guarantee to own firearms as private citizens. Assemblyman Jones gave an update on legislative issues affecting gun-owners in California. Sam Paredes, Executive Director of Gun Owners California, was also on hand to give an update regarding his organizations efforts to fight gun-control legislation.
Dear Community Leader:
As you know, the California Redistricting Citizen Commission established by Proposition 11 is well under way. The Commission will begin holding Public Hearings over the next 45 days in our area. Below you will find a link to the complete schedule of upcoming hearings and locations across California. The San Diego Hearings are scheduled for May 13th in San Marcos at CSUSM from 6:00 – 9:00; May 14th at San Diego Community College from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Currently it is listed as “CRC provides regional wrap-up” on the calendar and does not list a location.
Public employee unions spent $30 million to give Jerry Brown a third term. While I didn’t vote for him, as a Californian, I hoped he would help fix the state by standing up to the public employee unions who own Sacramento. If Nixon could go to China, maybe Jerry Brown — at this stage of his life — would stand up to the unions.
Unfortunately, instead of confronting public employee unions, he’s now confirming our worst fears by paying them back for their support with our tax dollars.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2011
Laurie Paredes (916) 319-2077
ASSEMBLYMEMBERS JONES AND MANSOOR AUTHOR BILL TO STOP UNION AND CORPORATE POLITICAL INFLUENCE
Bill seeks to shift political power back to the people of California
Sacramento – Assemblyman Brian Jones (Santee) and Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (Costa Mesa) have jointly authored legislation to sharply curb the influx of special interest money into California politics. AB 860 will prohibit direct political contributions by corporations and unions to political candidates.
TAX DEBATE SHOWS REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOT DEAD
by Assemblyman Brian Jones
From FlashReport – April 5, 2011
I have to chuckle at how the media is making a concerted, if not a silly effort to declare the Republican Party “dead” in California. But from the comments I am getting from my constituents in Eastern San Diego County, they are pretty darn happy we are alive and kicking some “you-know-what” up here in Sacramento.
The press thinks we are a “dying minority party.” Why? Because we haven’t naively fallen in line with the Democrat’s game plan – which will do nothing but drive the state deeper in debt?
California High Speed Rail Project: Program Deficiencies discussed at the Capitol
Round two of meetings with Assembly and Senate sub-committee budget meetings held this week continued to bring a spotlight on High Speed Rail (HSR) issues. Some insightful comments were made at committee meetings last week by Senator Lowenthal, Assemblymember Diane Harkey, and newly elected Assemblymembers Brian Jones and David Valadao.
San Diego Union Tribune
By Brian Jones
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Earlier this month, officials in the state of Mississippi took swift action to lure a California company to the Magnolia State.
Members of the Mississippi Legislature – Democrat and Republican alike – set aside partisan differences and joined together to pass a $75 million economic incentive package. The vote was nearly unanimous in both houses of the Mississippi Legislature. The bipartisan vote sealed the deal for San Jose-based Stion Corp. to agree to build a new factory in Hattiesburg.
Assemblyman Jones Expresses Frustration with First Assembly Budget Hearing on Governor Brown’s 2011-12 Budget Plan
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Budget Committee member Brian Jones, R-Santee, today expressed deep frustration with the Governor’s budget proposal, which is short on cutting the size of government and long on smoke and mirrors.
“I almost want to support the governor’s proposed initiative, if for no other reason than it would once again allow the voters to say “no” to new taxes. As a fiscal conservative, however, I cannot justify the expense of putting this on the ballot only so the people can tell us “no more taxes” yet another time. This budget proposal appears to depend heavily on gimmicks, bribes, and fraudulent assumptions. We have to be able to do better than this.”
ASSEMBLY MEMBER JONES NAMED DEPUTY FLOOR MANAGERCONTACT: Bob Giovati (916) 837-0340 December 13, 2010
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Brian Jones, R-Santee, today announced that he has been appointed by Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare, to serve in an important leadership role as Deputy Floor Manager for the 2010-12 legislative session.
“I am honored to be appointed Deputy Floor Manager, and to work with my Republican colleagues to protect California taxpayers and root out waste, fraud and abuse,” said Assemblyman Jones. “We need to get government out of the way of the private sector if we are to help create jobs and put people back to work. This will be one of my top priorities in my new role as a part of the Assembly Republican Leadership team.”
I would like to say “Thank you” to the operators and contributors of SD Rostra.
Throughout the recent election, SD Rostra became a reliable source of information and debate. I have to admit that I had my doubts about the quality of both (information and debate) based on prior experiences with other political blogs. SD Rostra has done a great job of maintaining the highest quality of both. I sincerely appreciate the spirited dialogue that vetted out different candidates and issues.
Here is the message Jones posted on Rostra a couple of days ago.
Congratulations to Brian on a great campaign and becoming the odds on favorite as the next Assemblyman!
I can’t thank you enough for your financial support, your dedicated volunteerism, your prayers and your vote. Heather and I are humbled by the trust you have placed in us to represent the 77th Assembly District and grateful for the opportunity to serve you.
I am especially thankful for the love and support of Heather and my children.
It has been a true privilege serving the citizens of Santee over the last eight years. I thank my Council colleagues for the opportunity to serve with them and for the time and energy they have invested in my life.
To my friends here at Rostra,
When I started the process of running for the AD77th seat I was alone except for family and close friends. Along the way I was shocked to see so many great people come along side of me. From people who helped out financially to volunteers who walked precincts or made phone calls, I was often overwhelmed that people would invest so much of themselves in this race. More amazing to me was the continuing of support and encouragement after the election results were in. I feel truly blessed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2010
CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) In another significant show of local support, the Bill Wells Campaign today announced the endorsement of the East San Diego County Association of Realtors.
The East San Diego County Association of Realtors (ESDCAR) is a professional trade association that promotes the benefits of private property rights and assists its members to better serve the public through training, and advocacy.
“Our local Realtors understand the difficulties facing East County residents in this tough economic time.” said Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Wells. “I will work with Realtors while in Sacramento to address the housing crisis, and ensure government is not standing in the way of the American dream of home ownership.”
Here is more from Christine Rubin on the 2nd Amendment, from her own campaign website:
“I support the repeal of AB 962. California should not have the right to regulate the purchase of ammunition.
California also should become a “shall carry” state for law-abiding citizens to
obtain a concealed weapons permit (CCW).
Protection of one’s self or family should be considered ”good cause”. I oppose any legislation that restricts the sale or transfer of guns or ammunition.”
Read Ms. Rubin’s views on this, and other issues here:
Christine Rubin is an NRA member. She believes in our right to defend our homes and families.
Second amendment rights are important. They are important because they are rights granted to us by the Constitution, from the very inception of our nation. For years now liberal progressives have sought to chip away at those rights. Christine Rubin, candidate for State Assembly in the 77th District, has recently declared publicly in the Family Values Voter Guide that she is in favor of the registration of those who own firearms. How does this make Rubin anything other than an anti-second-amendment-liberal?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2010 CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) The Bill Wells for Assembly campaign today announced yet another major endorsement by a local grassroots organization. The San Diego Minutemen have announced their backing of Conservative Republican Bill Wells in his run for the State Assembly.
“Bill Wells is the only candidate in the 77th Assembly race who will protect our border, fight illegal immigration, and defend the Constitution,” Said Jeff Schwilk, Founder of the San Diego Minutemen.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2010 CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) Bill Wells’ campaign for State Assembly continues to grow a list of local grassroots support and announces the endorsement of East County TEA Party leader Barry Willis. Willis is a founder of the East County TEA Party and has been heavily involved in the organizing and activism of the TEA Party movement.
“Bill Wells has been involved in the East County TEA Party movement from the beginning. He is exactly the kind of tax fighter we need in Sacramento,” said Barry Willis upon announcing his support.
Another mail piece in AD 77, this one from the Ca Medical Association on behalf of Bill Wells…
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Here’s one from Christine Rubin in AD 77…
In 2003 Rep. Darrell Issa gave our state a chance for change by starting the “Rescue California” campaign. With great leadership by his aides Scott Taylor and Dale Neugebauer, the campaign gathered 75% of the signatures which forced the historic October 2003 recall election.
Scott Taylor recruited me to the campaign staff, and also picked Christine Rubin to handle media relations. I watched as Chris went head-to-head with initially skeptical reporters from the LA Times, Sacto Bee, OC Register, SF Chronicle…and one-by-one she won their trust and respect.
In the Family Values Voter Information Guide, 77th Assembly District candidate Christine Rubin states that she supports hate crimes legislation. This position is antithetical to conservative thought.
It is important for the readers of Rostra to know that I am deeply opposed to the concept of thought crimes legislation. I say thought crimes because the emphasis of such legislation is to have a chilling effect on thought and speech.