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Posts Tagged ‘Brian Jones’

Are You Kidding Me? High Speed Rail Hiring the Most in Need

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Brian Jones, R-Santee, today releases commentary on yet another chapter in the saga of high speed rail hiring the “most in need.” According to the Fresno Bee, the High Speed Rail Authority voted to adopt a community benefits policy that sets hiring goals, including the hiring of the homeless and the long-term unemployed. While California’s unemployment rate still hovers over 9%, Jones says that “high speed rail should be hiring those who search for employment, are qualified, and apply for the jobs. Hire the dad who got laid off from his job, or the single mom who is trying to support her family, or the college graduates that can’t find jobs in California.”

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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.

Assemblyman Jones scores with Second Amendment event in Alpine

Monday, October 10, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

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From the Maienschein campaign…

Dear Fellow Republican:

If you agree that we need more Republicans in Sacramento who will fight to eliminate the regulations and tax policies that are driving businesses and jobs out of California, please join us in endorsing Brian Maienschein for State Assembly in the 77th District.

As a City Councilman, Brian Maienschein worked closely with the business community, earning a 100% voting score from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and personally helping to grow local businesses and attract new ones. He stood up for open competition on construction projects to reduce taxpayer costs.

Texas Governor Rick Perry loves using California as a punching bag when touting  his economic policies, but that isn’t stopping some Californians from encouraging him to run for the presidency.

Bob Schuman, a San Diego based GOP political consultant, filed paperwork with the IRS last week to start a 527 organization called Americans for Rick Perry (A4RP). Schuman is working with a very prominent Houston firm to, among other things, fundraise on Governor Perry’s behalf until he decides whether he’ll throw his hat into the ring. Schuman told Roll Call in a telephone interview that A4RP is hoping to raise $500,000 before August 1.

Citizens Redistricting Commission

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

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Brown is making it obvious he doesn’t work for the taxpayers

Monday, April 11, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2011

CONTACT:
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.

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TAX DEBATE SHOWS REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOT DEAD

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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?

Assemblyman Brian Jones on the California High Speed Rail Project

Monday, February 14, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

California High Speed Rail Project: Program Deficiencies discussed at the Capitol
From Examiner.com
February 13th

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.

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Employers exit as Sacramento fiddles

Friday, January 28, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Employers exit as Sacramento fiddles

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.

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Assemblyman Jones Expresses Frustration with First Assembly Budget Hearing

Saturday, January 15, 2011
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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 MANAGER

Thursday, December 16, 2010
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

ASSEMBLY MEMBER JONES NAMED DEPUTY FLOOR MANAGER

CONTACT: 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.”

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My Compliments to SD Rostra

Sunday, June 13, 2010
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

Brian Jones’ Mail in AD 77

Sunday, June 13, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

Control the Border

Click below to see four examples of the mail used by the Brian Jones campaign to win the GOP primary to succeed Joel Anderson in the conservative 77th Assembly District…

Jones 1 – Conservative Track Record

Jones 2 – Santee Firefighters

Jones 3 – We Must Control the Border

Jones 4 – Had Enough – Don’t Believe Smears

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!

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Thank You

Friday, June 11, 2010
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

The Greatest Story Ever Told, Almost

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
posted by Sunshine

This is a bit lengthy, but worth it…

Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and couldn’t find any so I guess she called it an early night.

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Faith Leaders Endorse Jones in 77th AD

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

For Immediate Release                                    Contact: Asher Burke

May 25st, 2010                                                    (858)735.8074

Vice Mayor Jones Receives Dr. and Mrs. Tim LaHaye’s Endorsement for Assembly Race

The LaHaye’s join growing number of Pastors/Faith leaders rallying to Jones.

SANTEE – Dr. Tim LaHaye (President of LaHaye Ministries), and Mrs. Beverly LaHaye (Chairman, Concerned Women for America) have recently announced their endorsement of Brian Jones for California State Assembly District 77.

Yes, we already knew that.

But, here is the story from Capitol Weekly.

Most importantly, here are the pertinent sections related to the San Diego area contests…

AD 77 – This seat came open two years early when Assemblyman Joel Anderson, R-La Mesa, decided to mount a bid for state Senate. Another three–way race, this one includes El Cajon City Councilman Bill Wells; Brian Jones, a Santee City Councilman; and Christine Rubin, a former staffer for Senator Mark Wyland, R-Escondido. Wells appears to have the most endorsements, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, though Rubin is well-connected and boasts the support of several sitting GOP legislators. Jones has some local support, but may have made some enemies in 2008 when he attempted to take on local Rep. Duncan Hunter in his own primary; he lost by 56 points.

77th Assembly District Debate

Monday, May 3, 2010
posted by Christine Rubin

77th Assembly District Debate: ALL 3 Candidates Confirmed!

DATE: Tuesday, May11

TIME: 9:15pm-10:00pm

MODERATOR:  Rick Amato

WILL BE SIMULCAST: ON KCBQ RADIO, KCBQ.com and ONLINE VIDEO AT USTREAM.tv

THERE WILL BE CAMERAS IN STUDIO AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE

BUILDERS BACK JONES IN 77TH AD

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Press Release
April 26, 2010

Contact: Brian Jones Phone: (619) 490-9956
Email: info@electbrianjones.com

BUILDERS BACK JONES IN 77TH AD
BIA PAC and SDBUILD PAC announce joint endorsement for Brian Jones for State Assembly

SANTEE— Citing his proven track record of standing up for pro-business policies, BIA-PAC, the political arm of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, and BUILDSD PAC, today announced their joint endorsement of Santee City Councilman Brian Jones for State Assembly in the 77th District.

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Is America Still Great?

Thursday, April 1, 2010
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Is America Still Great?

The short answer is absolutely, but unfortunately California is struggling right now.

CBS has a new show called “Undercover Boss”.  I have had the opportunity to see a couple of episodes and I have been inspired each time by the greatness of American ingenuity to keep our economy going.  One episode in particular featured the CEO of 7-11, Joe DePinto. He went undercover for one week to witness how his company is running from his employees’ perspectives. One segment stood out as a testament to the greatness of the American Dream.  Joe rode along with with Igor, one of 7-11′s night time truck drivers.  Igor is an immigrant from Kazakhstan and has a great attitude about life, about hard work, and about America.

Richard Bailey Endorses Bill Wells in AD 77

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

Richard Bailey has opted not to vie for the 77th Assembly District seat, leaving Brian Jones, Christine Rubin and Bill Wells as the Republicans in the race.  SD Rostra received the following from Mr. Bailey…

Dear Friends,

Campaigning the past few months as a candidate for the 77th Assembly seat has been a tremendous experience.  Now more than ever, voters are demanding a representative that believes in restraining government to its proper role and has strong ties to our community.  After much thought, I have concluded that Bill Wells is the right candidate for our district and would like to fully endorse him.  Bill believes in true conservative principles and has already served many people in our district through his work on the El Cajon City Council.

In a prior post regarding the 77th Assembly District, a commenter recently asked about the candidacy of local businessman Arkan Somo, long considered a potential contestant for the seat.   Mr. Somo shared his answer with me, and is glad to have it published exclusively here on SD Rostra…

Arkan's Photo DSC_3399Guest Column
by Arkan Somo

The rumor of me considering jumping in the 77th race was accurate. I can’t tell you how much I have been moved by the responses I received from friends, family members and people from all walks of life. It is truly humbling and gratifying to hear their encouraging comments to run.

A Tepid 77th?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
posted by Barry Jantz

For a primer on my lamentation, here are all the below-referenced posts and candidate guest columns on the 77th AD: http://sdrostra.com/?tag=77th-state-assembly

Sigh.  Maybe it was that the various commentaries by the four potential Republican candidates in the 77th Assembly District were all published late last week, as folks in general were readying for a three-day weekend.  Perhaps that’s the crux of the seeming lack of response.  The comments so far include a few in support of Richard Bailey and a question or two posed to Brian Jones, as well as a couple of resulting entries from supporters of Brian.  Fair enough.

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