Here is a video of Republican candidate for State Assembly Jeff Gorell at a Tea Party, with people that were protesting against Barack Obama, higher taxes, and more government spending.
Jeff Gorell has many reasons to be happy. He has a new addition to his family, no Republican has announced they are challenging him in the primary, and his latest announcement of his fundraising successes shows he is the clear front runner.
Click on continue reading to for the press release.
His major contributers include State Senator Tony Strickland. I am waiting to see if State Senator Strickland also invests in Mike Stoker, who is running in the 35th Assembly District. I don't know if Mike Stoker is planning a serious run for what is considered by many to be a safe Democratic district, but if Tony Strickland donates a large sum of money that will be a good sign for him.
Here is his press release:
Jeff Gorell Raises $111k Since Announcing State Assembly Campaign Businessman, Adjunct Professor, and Naval Officer Receives Donations From Hundreds of Local Supporters Ventura County, CA - The Committee to Elect Jeff Gorell today announced that Jeff has raised more than $111,000 from more than 200 individuals and organizations since announcing his candidacy for the 37th State Assembly District. Local fundraising has been the focus of the Gorell Campaign. Approximately 80% of Jeff's total contributors are located in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Northern Los Angeles Counties. Major local contributors include State Senator Tony Strickland ($3,900); Ventura County Lincoln Club ($2,775); the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians ($2,000) and Ventura business owner Myron Harrison ($1,000). Other major supporters included the California Dental Association ($3,000); United Parcel Service ($2,000) and the California Landscape Contractors Association ($1,000). "I am honored to receive the support of so many people, businesses and organizations in the 37th Assembly District," said Gorell. "The focus of my campaign has been to build a strong base of local support and I'm very pleased with the progress we have made toward achieving this goal-especially during these tough economic times." "In addition to our local fundraising success, community organizations throughout the 37th District are joining my campaign. The Ventura County Prosecutors Association, Santa Paula Police Officers Association and the Ventura County Republican Party have all recently endorsed my candidacy," declared Gorell. About Jeff Gorell for Assembly 2010: Jeff Gorell has a strong background in public service and public policy, including his work as an advisor to Governor Pete Wilson from 1993 to 1996, and as a statewide business advocate with the powerful California Manufacturers and Technology Association from 1996 to 1999. He also served Ventura County as deputy district attorney for more than 6 years from 1999 to 2006, working as a trial prosecutor in the major narcotics and violent felony units. Today, Gorell is a small business owner, practicing attorney, and an adjunct professor of public policy at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Gorell, a war veteran, also serves in the United States Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. He was recently promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander and continues to serve today in the reserves as a naval intelligence officer. Jeff Gorell lives in Camarillo with his wife Laura, daughter Ashley (6) and son Jack (2 weeks). To learn more about Jeff Gorell's campaign, including his full list of endorsements, background, experience and vision for the future, please visit www.jeffgorell.org.