The Riverside County Young Republicans recently gathered to endorse in the upcoming Primary
The Riverside County Young Republicans recently gathered to endorse in the upcoming June 5th Primary. The membership views endorsements made in this election of particular importance in light of the result of Proposition 14’s effect on our election process. Proposition 14 established an open primary throughout the state of California for all State and most Federal Candidates making partisan endorsements incredibly important in effort to aid in determining truly conservative and responsible Republican leadership.
Incumbents and unchallenged Republican candidates were endorsed unanimously by consent as noted below. In addition, several seeking the organization’s endorsement emerged victorious after receiving the required majority threshold of members present for endorsement.
“I’m proud of the membership’s choice for the 2012 primary”, stated Club President Nathan Miller, “This election cycle has produced several Public Employee Union friendly, registered Republican candidates which we find to be a significant threat to California’s prosperity and economic recovery.”
Public Employee Unions like SEIU and the CTA, the largest special interests in Sacramento, have had unchecked political power and are now seeking to usher in an era of a 2/3 majority of Union friendly elected officials in both legislative houses. Their hegemony in Sacramento has directly encouraged deficit spending, increased private sector unemployment and has undermined the financial futures of the teachers and public employees they claim to protect. The only check that exists to their power by design is the democratic will of Californians and our ability to elect responsible public servants.
The Riverside County Young Republicans endorsed the following candidates for the upcoming June 5th, 2012 Primary:
CD 41 – John Tavaglione
AD 60 – Eric Linder
AD 61 – Joe Ludwig
AD 67 – Bob Magee
1st District Riverside County Supervisor – Kevin Jeffries
John Henry for Judge
Riverside Mayor – No Position, although one candidate came close, the majority threshold criteria for endorsement was not met.
Consent Calendar Candidates Endorsed Unanimously:
CD 36 – Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack
CD 42 – Congressman Ken Calvert
CD 50 – Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr.
SD 23 – Senator Bill Emmerson
SD 31 – Jeff Miller
AD 42 – Assemblyman Brian Nestande
AD 56 – Corky Reynaga-Emett
AD 71 – Assemblyman Brian Jones
AD 75 – Marie Waldron
3rd Supervisorial District – Supervisor Jeff Stone