The Total Buzz had an illuminating post on the four Republican candidates for AD-70 and it’s clear if any one of them wins, the interests of residents in the district will be as poorly served as we were in the last five-and-a-half years under State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (quick, can someone name a single legislative accomplishment DeVore can claim because I can’t).Â
Particular humorous is Dr. Steven Choi, as thin-skinned a Republican as they come, using a reference we gave him on this blog as “Dr. No” to hype his credentials for an assembly seat.Â How’s that new apartment in Woodbridge coming Dr. No?Â Any furniture in there that didn’t come from Costco?Â
And then there’s Jerry Amante of Tustin who hopes to bring “like minded Democrats” together with Republicans on issues that reasonate with voters while at the same time pledging not to be a Republican who votes with Democrats on issues that might reasonate with voters.Â Amante must be one of those candidates who feels “bi-partisanship” means to agree with Republicans.Â Jerry reminds me of a neighbor who complains about other neighbor’s dogs while ignoring the late night barking fromÂ his own backyard mutts.Â
The Total Buzz column didn’t mention Don Wagner‘s recent rank against â€œleft-wing atheistsâ€ who are trying â€œto emasculate our state government in order to advance a destructive liberal agenda with an outright hostility to traditional values.â€Â Â Wagner is associated with a far-right group called the Pacific Justice Institute, whose leader campaigned in favor of Prop 8 by likening gay marriageÂ to the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany (what is it about Republicans associating Democrats with Hitler anyway?).Â
I’m still trying to figure out who this Jerry Ferguson guy is, or why he is running.
What are these guys thinking?
As Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang has pointed out, our cities and school districts need help from their elected Assembly Member in order to bring state dollars back to the people in this district, and to the public and private institutions and projects, such as schools, roads, water districts, local businesses, beaches and parks, that the people in the district depend on.Â The Republicansâ€™ â€œJust say â€˜Noâ€™â€ approach to government leaves local leaders like Mayor Kang without any allies or support in the Assembly, and ensures that local taxpayers and businesses will get nothing back from Sacramento.
It just doesnâ€™t make sense for voters to elect a representative who all but promises to bring nothing back to the people of their district.
Luckily, Melissa Fox presents the voters in the 70th Assembly District (Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach and Tustin) with a positive alternative to these naysayers in November.
In sharp contract to these lackluster Republicans, Melissa Fox has presented real solutions to Californiaâ€™s problems, and has promised to work closely with local elected leaders to bring money back from Sacramento to our local schools and businesses.
Thatâ€™s one reason why Mayor Kang has endorsed Melissa Fox and urged anyone who cares about our local schools and local businesses to support her candidacy.
What’s clear is we need to elect Melissa Fox to the Assembly.Â Read more about Melissa’s candidacy here.