Three Slates of Candidates for the Fullerton Recall?

Now that recall petitions have been certified in Fullerton for the recall of three conservative Republican city council members in Fullerton, we anticipate three distinct slates of candidates to emerge.  The first is simply the No Recall slate that aims to keep council members Dick Jones, Pat McKinley and Don Bankhead in power on the Fullerton City Council.  Expect a Tony Bushala funded slate of conservative Libertarians to challenge the targeted council members whcih could include school board member and paid-recall consultant Chris Thompson and perhaps planning commissioner Travis Kieger, who would certain owe any election victories to Mr. Bushala. 

And we do anticipate a progressive slate of candidates to emerge.  This could include former council member Pam Keller, former school board candidate Aaruni Thakur, and former Green Party Assembly candidate Jane Rands.  There’s nothing definite on the left sided front of the recall effort, but it’s a clear alternative for Fullerton voters. 

The NoRecall team and the ProBushala slate will split the Republican vote.  Those voters who believe the current council needs to pay a price for their inaction on the Kelly Thomas beating death at the hands of some members of the Fullerton Police Departmet but don’t want to be asscoiated with Bushala and his Fullerton Fringer friends can sleep well at night by voting for a progressive slate of candidates.  But progressives only need to win two of the three seats to give Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva a majority.

We look forward to seeing how this recall election shapes up.

(photo courtesy of Fullerton Stories)

  12 comments for “Three Slates of Candidates for the Fullerton Recall?

  1. Ken
    February 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Anyone with half a brain would realize Bushala is using the Kelly Thomas situation as a springboard. He (Bushala) wants a city council that allows him to do what he wants.He wants to be the puppet master, the manipulator. Its too bad he lowers himself to capitalize on the death of an innocent man, only to line his pockets with more money. Like Bushala gives a crap about Kelly Thomas.

    • nooclib1
      February 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      You got that right, Ken! Anyone who thinks his priorities are anyone or anything other than himself are kidding themseleves. Anyone who doubts that should look at the flyers around town. Water rates–really? What about Kelly? Maybe Doug Chaffee will step up as well. He’s a straigh shooter.

    • junior
      February 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Ken – are you formerly known as “kenlayisnotdead”?

      Regardless – you are full of shit, these three monkeys deserve to be taken down.

  2. February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Not much of a choice there. Hopefully candidates who have Fullerton’s best interests at heart and are pro-open government will rise to the challenge.

  3. junior
    February 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    “.. the left sided front of the recall effort (is) a clear alternative for Fullerton voters.”

    Yeah right, sure … these are conservative Fullerton voters we are talking here.

  4. QuickSilver
    February 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Anyone who states that Tony Bushala is spear-heading the recall for his own personal gain is an absolute ASSHAT!!!

    This is the same one-liner that the anti-recall folks claim, without any facts to back it up.

    EPIC FAILURE!!!

    • noclib1
      February 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Wow, he pays all that good money for mercenaries to collect signatures and gives people scripts to parrot his anti-government script, and the best you can do is repeat drivel from his blog and call people “Asshat”? When confronted by the truth, call people names–very mature!

  5. McDickHead
    February 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    One of the city council members of Fullerton was the former COP(chief of police)and he’s a POS. McKinley admittedly hired all 6 offiers who were present during the FPD Kelly Thomas death beating. He also hired Officer Albert Rincon who many times groped women’s breast in the back of his police car. (They tried covering up his deeds, just like they tried to cover up the Kelly Thomas situation).
    Just the above is reason enough for a recall of these 3 demented dinosaurs.

  6. February 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Tony has never directly answered the question why he’d spent $150,000 of his own money for this? John and Ken tried to ask Chris Thompson this question on KFI and Chris dodged it over a definition of whether Bushala was a developer or not.

  7. February 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Well, Thompson might not consider Tony Bushala a developer, but Travis Kieger, a FFFF blogger and planning commissioner does.

    From this post: http://www.fullertonsfuture.org/2009/fullerton-collaborative-received-contributions-from-developers/

    The Fullerton Shadow wrote of Travis Kieger’s reporting: “From the records made available to him, Travis discovered two prominent names: Pelican-Ontario, an affiliate of the Amerige Court project developers, and the egregious Steve Sheldon, pitchman for the massive Jefferson Commons project. Pelican and Sheldon gave $300 and $1000 to the Collaborative, respectively. ***Bushala Brothers, Inc., local property owners and developers in Fullerton**** gave $1000 as well.”

    • junior
      February 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      So what are you saying here Dan?

      • February 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        Tony’s a developer; Thompson did a good job of deflecting a John and Ken question on why Tony spent $150K of his own money on this recall by trying to reposition the definition of who Tony is and what he does. And if worked because John and Ken, those crackerjack interviewers, never got back to the question.

        I am enjoying watching conservatives take our conservatives in Fullerton.

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