Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Stone’
UPDATE: It’s on!
. . . more accurately, watch this Website, http://californiarebellion2012.com.
Nothing much here yet, but Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone says it will be turned on later tonight.
In an interview on the LaDona Harvey show, Stone said his proposal to have 13 counties, including San Diego County, secede from California to form their own state is attracting a lot of attention. If you want to listen, I’ve got most of it on a 4.5 megabyte MP3 file – click here to listen or download. (The background noise is me driving.)
Tuesday night the Valley News in Riverside erroneously reported that County Supervisor Jeff Stone defeated Assemblyman Joel Anderson for the 36th Senate District seat, apparently because the reporter was only looking at the Riverside portion of the results.
A new story has since been posted, without a trace of the incorrect report or a correction.
Here is the first part of the story that was…and wasn’t…and now never existed:
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Issue 23, Volume 14
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.
Early this week a mailer from the Joel Anderson for State Senate campaign came out and used a public quote from an on air interview in which radio talk show host Roger Hedgecock said of Anderson “Joel Anderson is the greatest freshman Republican from San Diego, ever”.
Anderson never claimed an endorsement, most politicos know that Hedgecock rarely endorses, but the Stone campaign today decided to try to create something out of nothing and succeeded in informing everyone that Joel Anderson is the greatest freshman Republican from San Diego, ever. Good job.
As a follow-up to Marion Ashley’s guest commentary, I am happy that the Riverside chairman of the Board of Supervisors is so passionate about helping organizations in the community. I hope he will become a better advocate of taxpayer funds and ask his colleague Jeff Stone some tough questions.
What Supervisor Ashley does not seem to understand is that this is not a knock against the goal of raising funds for the worthwhile organizations that Race for Humanity (RFH) has supported, it is about the obvious conflict of interest, ethical issues and the fact that without all the taxpayer funds from the county, the RFH would be a complete failure.
The following appears on the FlashReport today:
by Scott Barnett
It should come as no surprise to the readers of this website that occasionally in politics, a politician will say one thing and do another.
But never in my career have I seen such a blatant display of hypocrisy than I have after observing Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone’s campaign for the 36th State Senate District over the last week.
After spending weeks attacking his opponent, Assemblyman Joel Anderson, for a “pattern of ethical abuse” Stone himself has engaged in a series of ethical violations. He seems to think that the rules do not apply to him, just everyone else.
by Supervisor Marion Ashley
Chairman, Riverside County Board of Supervisors
A great deal of misinformation has been passed around on this website regarding Riverside County’s “Race for Humanity” program. On behalf of the members of the Board of Supervisors I want to set the record straight.
To start I must point out that the Race for Humanity receives full approval from our Board annually. As a matter of policy, all community improvement fund allocations must receive a vote of approval from 4 out of 5 County Supervisors. We are scrupulously careful with the taxpayers’ money.
Yes, we already knew that.
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.
All of the candidates have now submitted a guest column. Click on the names below to get to each commentary.
In the race to succeed Dennis Hollingsworth for State Senate, instead of reader discussion ensuing separately on each of the candidate commentaries, please enter your comments below this post. Here are the individual links to the candidate guest columns….
For all of the posts on the SD 36 race, click here.
Following up on my last post, it looks like there may be much more to the whole “Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s Race for Humanity” story than meets the eye.
The organization was launched in 2006 as a non-profit corporation according to their filings with the Secretary of State. It appears that the organization received over $100,000 in taxpayer funds from Supervisor Jeff Stone’s slush fund in 2006 that may not have been reported to the IRS. A review of the Race for Humanity 990s reveals that the apparent first tax return was filed for FY 2007 which covered the time period of 07/01/07 thru 06/30/08. This would mean that over $100,000 of taxpayer funds and whatever private donations were received prior to July 1, 2007 may be unaccounted for and not properly reported to the IRS.
From the Jeff Stone campaign…
Chairwoman of San Diego County Board of Supervisors Endorses Jeff Stone for State Senate
Majority of County Supervisors support Stone’s bid for Senate
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has thrown her support behind conservative Republican Jeff Stone for State Senate joining the majority of other San Diego County Supervisors who are already part of Stone’s campaign team.
“The State Legislature’s spending is out of control,” said Supervisor Slater-Price.
Just when we thought the San Diego County Board of Supervisors was as blatant as it could get in spreading their “discretionary” taxpayer monies (slush funds, to be exact) around the community as a way to promote their names and curry favor, then we take a look next door.
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has taken the use of taxpayer slush funds to benefit his name to a new level. San Diego County Supervisors can’t even begin to hold a candle to him.
SD Rostra invited the Republican candidates competing in the 36th State Senate District race (succeeding Dennis Hollingsworth) to submit a guest column. The commentaries have been posted in the order received prior to the deadline. Candidate submissions received after the original postings will be added as they come in, but in no case will any additional columns be added if they are written as rebuttals to the initially posted commentaries.
by JAY LA SUER, former Assemblyman (77th AD) and candidate for San Diego County Sheriff
Jeff Stone – A Strong Record of Public Safety for the 36th Senate District
Excerpts from the Anderson Campaign…
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Endorses Anderson for Senate
Leading taxpayer advocate gave Anderson a perfect rating in 2009 due to his vote against Proposition 1A.
SACRAMENTO – California ‘s leading taxpayer advocate, The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), has endorsed Assemblyman Joel Anderson in his bid to become the next State Senator from the 36th Senate District. Anderson’s service in the state legislature is what earned him the HJTA endorsement, which is considered the endorsement gold-standard in California Republican primaries. “Joel’s steadfast opposition to higher taxes earned him our highest rating,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.
From the Anderson for State Senate campaign…
California Republican Assembly Unanimously Endorses Joel Anderson for State Senate
President Reagan Called CRA the “Conscience of the Republican Party”
TEMECULA – Just two days after Assemblyman Joel Anderson officially announced his candidacy, the California Republican Assembly – California’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization – quickly threw its endorsement behind Anderson’s bid for State Senate.
It didn’t take long for the CRA to determine who the real conservative was in the race to replace Senator Dennis Hollingsworth in the San Diego-based 36th State Senate District. Each candidate’s conservative credentials were highly scrutinized by the delegates and hundreds of attendees. After a thorough review, consisting of tough questions about immigration and taxes fielded by each candidate, the delegates made their conservative choice.
From the Jeff Stone for State Senate campaign…
Poway Mayor Don Higginson Endorses Jeff Stone for State Senate
SAN DIEGO, CA – Poway Mayor Don Higginson has thrown his support behind conservative Republican Jeff Stone for State Senate.
“Jeff Stone is a strong conservative who has the courage of his convictions to do what is right for Sacramento,” said Poway Mayor Don Higginson. “Jeff’s commitment to lower taxes, smaller government and fiscal responsibility is exactly what California needs to get back on track and moving again. I look forward to working closely with Jeff as our next State Senator.”
Well the filing deadline for office has come and gone and there were definitely quite a few interesting developments, some of which have been discussed here and some haven’t, and obviously everything is tentative before signatures are verified.
The Sheriff race narrowed to three with Gore, Duffy, and LaSuer. The big question here is where do the Democrats and Independents go and can Gore survive June? I think if Gore grabs 40% in June he’ll win in November, if not we might have a new Sheriff in town (too easy?). The good news is that no matter who wins the seat will stay in the hands of a Republican.
Coming as no surprise to many political watchers, while ending months of speculation for others, Assemblyman Joel Anderson (R-77) today made it official that he is seeking the San Diego-Riverside area Senate seat currently held by a term-limited Dennis Hollingsworth.
“I’m running for Senate because my work in the legislature is not done,” Anderson said. “California is at a tipping point and our state needs a strong conservative voice to stand up against calls for higher taxes, one who will fight to bring jobs back to our Golden State.”
I have an admission to make: I did not have drinks with my old friend this time. I spoke to him on the telephone, late last night, on other matters, when he mentioned that political campaign disclosures were public on the internet, and that he’d been going through them for the last several hours. I asked him if there was anything interesting, and he launched on a short tirade, which I will attempt to repeat for the reader: