Chuck’s Running

State Rep. Chuck DeVore has thrown his hate into the ring for the 70th assembly district. He made the announcement at the CRP meeting, er SNAFU, this week. Chuck was the group’s legislator of the year on a record of Hemp reform and an withdrawn proposal to build more Nukes (what are the standards for this award gentlemen of the CRP?).

Chuck was rumored to be a candidate for the State Senate, but is instead going to run for this third term and will be termed out unless Prop 93 passes. I have seen no public statements from the Assemblyman on Prop 93, which does not include resdistricting reform, because he’d likely hold his assembly seat for the Maximum allowable time if it passes.

A reminder to those who gave to Chuck’s campaign last time around; he spent very limit of your contributions on his own race choosing instead to fund other political campaigns. It’s legal and its also up for you to decide whether or not its right. Frankly, if I’m writing a check to a candidate and he spends in on another campaign I might not agree with, why write the check in the first place?

  8 comments for “Chuck’s Running

  1. January 24, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Dan,

    If you checked out my website at http://www.ChuckDeVore.com, you’d see I have my ballot recommendations near the top of the home page. It’s been up for over a week and includes my “Vote No” recommendation on Prop. 93. If that’s not enough for you, I explained my opposition to Prop. 93 in the Daily Pilot today:
    http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2008/01/24/politics/dpt-debatable.txt

    “I’m opposed to Proposition 93. The best term limit is the voters saying “no.” For this we need fair and competitive districts, not the incumbent-safe gerrymandered districts we now have. If this measure passes, most politicians will have only one competitive election in 12 years: their first partisan primary. If Proposition 93 passes, politicians may become more “experienced,” but they will also become less responsive to Californians, harming representative democracy in the process.”

    As I recall, I also mentioned my opposition to Prop. 93 on the pages of TheLiberalOC.com too on January 14 in response to a post you made:

    “Instead of Prop. 93, which I oppose, I prefer a plan that would add four years in each house combined with true redistricting reform that would make at least 30-35 percent of the seats competitive in the November election.”

    Public enough for you?

    All the best,

    Chuck DeVore
    State Assemblyman, 70th District
    http://www.ChuckDeVore.com

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    January 24, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Chuck — I’m in Minnesota (see the post above); haven’t been to your site for awhile. I gleaned the Pilot’s page, but only read the lede. I’d forgotten the Jan 14 th response, but that seemed more glib than formal.

    So you’re a No on 93 vote. Will you pledge not to run for a 4th term in the assembly should it pass?

  3. just...asking?
    January 25, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Chuck,

    Yes please tell us you will he honorable and pledge not to run for a 4th term if 93 passes!

    Smart of you backing down to Harman, he’s too strong and has too much support from reep’s throughout the state.

    And thanks for fighting for Hemp and Nukes, the hemp farmers of Irvine thank you!

  4. Anonymous
    January 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    With all of the talk about nuclear power, is Chuck running for re-election in 1958 or 2008?

    All the best,
    Anybody but Devore

  5. January 25, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Yes Chuck, why will you not answer the question?

    Will you run for a 4th term if Prop 93 passes? Please let us know.

  6. Chuck DeSnore
    January 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I will keep running until there are nuclear power generators in every backyard in Orange County and California.

    All the best,
    Chuck DeSnore

  7. Dan Chmielewski
    January 25, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Actually, I wonder if Todd Spitzer would throw his hat back in the ring if 93 passes.

    Should Chuck opt not to run for a 4th assembly term, he’s out for two years unless he runs for Irvine City Council before trying a shot at Senate-35; does anyone know if you get a new count on term limits if you were out of office for a couple years?

    Even if you get rid of Nunez and Perata, what do Republicans think? That the new Democratic leadership will be any different? Even Senator Jim Batten thinks if Prop 93 goes down, Republicans will lose more seats in the Assembly and Senate.

    With Republicans only holding one third of the overall enrollment, do they really think they will gain sats through redistricting?

  8. Dan Chmielewski
    January 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Folks; we have no response to our question on a possible 4th term and its been at least 48 hours. Its have your cake and eat it too time, Opposing Prop 93 gives Chuck props with the hardcore right; and when it passes, he can claim to be following the law and continue running. This is a no lose proposition for Republicans in the assembly or senate.

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