( Photo courtesy of Sharon Hillbrant. Sharon serves as a volunteer on too many committees to mention but they include the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee and the California Democratic Party Rules Committee.)
The Susan Jordan for Assembly in 2010 campaign announced the endorsement of State Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric Bauman. He has been a leader of the Los Angeles Democratic Party for years and was recently elected to a leadership position in the state party. He is also a senior staff member for Lt. Governor John Garamendi.
Click on continue reading for the press release.
Her opponent in the primary, Santa Barbara City Council Member Das Williams, announced that former State Assembly Member and former candidate for State Senate Hannah-Beth Jackson has endorsed her former staff member for state assembly.
Hannah-Beth Jackson is very well known in much of the district after serving in the State Assembly for 6 years and running unsuccessfully against Tony Strickland for the State Senate. She has the ability to help him raise money and to add credibility to his campaign.
Here is an old ad form when Das Williams was running for city council:
Republican State Assembly candidate Mike Stoker has ridiculed this endorsement with his own press release calling Hannah-Beth Jackson "Taxin' Jackson" like Strickland supporters did during the campaign.
I don't know why her critics, like Mike Stoker, don't spell her name correctly. Is it intentional?
We will see when the fundraising reports come out if local Republicans are really getting behind Mike Stoker. He was endorsed by State Senator Tony Strickland but the real sign of commitment will be if Strickland donates a substantial amount early on.
The Republican Party has already endorsed Jeff Gorell in the primary for the 37th State Assembly district nomination. Do they have the confidence to do the same to help Mike Stoker? Large donations and an early endorsement would show they are planning to seriously campaign for this office.
To all the candidates: Let me know when you have a campaign website up or would like to be interviewed.
State Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric Bauman
Endorses Susan Jordan for Assembly District 35
The Susan Jordan for Assembly in 2010 campaign is pleased to announce the endorsement of State Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric Bauman.
"The people of the 35th Assembly District need a strong leader in Sacramento who will stand up and fight for everyday Californians," Bauman said. "Susan Jordan is a fierce advocate for our community. Her leadership in helping defeat the Oxnard LNG plant and blocking oil drilling off of the California coast demonstrates the fortitude she will bring to the halls of the Capitol.
"Susan holds our Democratic values strong in her heart, and I have no doubt that as our Assembly member, she will fight hard for families to make California once again the Golden State."
Jordan has a long history of successful advocacy. As the founder of the California Coastal Protection Network and co-founder of Vote the Coast, she has taken large-scale, precedent-setting action to protect our natural environment and has won multiple awards for her work. Active in California politics since 1996, she has been influential in Democratic causes statewide.
She will bring a great depth of experience in both public policy and business to the office. Jordan, who worked for 14 years for a business consulting firm, has a strong background in management and the experience to build partnerships with the private sector to bring jobs to our community. And as chair of the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission, she tackled regional planning concerns with an analytical and balanced approach.
Bauman is just one of many statewide leaders to endorse Jordan.
"Eric Bauman is a great leader for the Democratic Party," Jordan said. "Through his past nine years as the chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, and now as the Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party, he has combined his passion for the grassroots with the experience and understanding of how to make the party operate and succeed.
"Eric and I share a commitment to moving forward an agenda that will improve the lives of Californians statewide. The Democratic Party is in his blood - and I am so proud that he has chosen to endorse me for Assembly."
For more information, please contact Susan Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: Mike Stoker for Assembly 2010
Re: Endorsement of Hanna Beth Jackson of Das Williams
Date: June 24, 2009
Contact; Mike Stoker
The following is a statement Mike Stoker released today commenting on the endorsement of Hanna Beth Jackson of SB City Councilman Das Williams:
"I congratulate Das on his endorsement by Hanna Beth Jackson. However it should be noted that Hanna Beth has been dubbed the Queen of Taxes and hence the nickname Taxin Jackson. has picked up the endorsement form the Queen of Taxes herself, Taxin Jackson. And Das has been following in her footsteps ever since his first job for Hanna Beth as one of her field representatives.
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This is exactly why I decided to run for office so the voters would have a choice of more of the same by politicians who want to keep taking money out of our pocketbook's which is what Das and Hanna Beth believe we should do vs. getting a reality check and pursuing policies that will require the state to live within its means. (I issued a statement last month expressing specifying what real solutions the state should pursue at this time and will provide to you upon request to email@example.com.)
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Bottom line, me and the vast majority of people in the 35th Assembly District get it and we all voted no to Prop. 1A-1E last month in the special election. (67% voted NO!) Taxin Jackson and her young protege Das Williams didn't get, and still don't, and voted yes. Should we be surprised that Das has teamed up with Taxin Jackson to make his run for the Assembly seat? Absolutely not. I would have been shocked if Taxin Jackson supported anyone other than Das. The race really comes down to two choices....more of the same that got our state into this mess or real solutions requiring fiscal restraint and spending caps as to restore California to the prosperous state it once was?"