This video of Tim Allison is from the recent Democratic Party Labor Day BBQ.
Democrat Tim Allison continues to earn endorsements from party leaders in his quest for the nomination of his party in the 24th congressional district ( currently Rep. Gallegly), his latest being from State Party leader Eric Bauman.
I have more videos and pictures to post later this week. If you have videos of pictures from today you want posted send them to me.
Former State Assembly candidate Ferial Masry has news regarding her intentions:
Candidate for Sheriff Geoff Dean (R) worked the crowd. Here he is speaking to Ventura City Council Members Brian Brennan and Ed Summers. I expect Geoff Dean's list of endorsements will be updated with new bipartisan additions soon.
I ran into a friend of this blog Denis O'Leary of Oxnard. Denis has been a long time activist for a variety of progressive causes.
State Assembly candidate Susan Jordan gave a speech that outlined her life story and the causes she supports. Her opponent Das Williams was there too. I will post his picture later. Das, if you have pictures from today you want posted send them in.
Here are a bunch of polls related to the labor day picnic and candidates that were there.
I haven't been writing much on State Assembly Member Pedro Nava's campaign for Attorney General because this blog is usually focused on local politics. But his latest press release has local importance because Pedro Nava has announced the endorsement of Sheriff Bob Brooks.
The endorsement of such a prominent law enforcement official will go far in his efforts to portray himself as someone that is tough on crime. I don't know who I will vote for yet. I want someone that shows that while they are tough on crime, they are also creative with the limited state resources they are likely able to use.
This endorsement also gives him a chance to show he has bipartisan support, even though his first major effort will be to win the nomination of the Democratic Party. To that end he has also received the endorsement of California Democratic Party leader Eric Bauman.
I want a candidate that has bipartisan support as an indicator they view the position as essentially nonpartisan. Getting career law enforcement endorsements from professionals of both parties will show that to me.
Do you know who you are voting for?
Click on continue reading for the full press release.
( 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.
Click here for my interview w/ Eric Bauman when he was successfully campaigning to be Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party.
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.