Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

Cleaning up Paso Robles from the inside

OPINION By MAYORAL CANDIDATE GARY NEMETH I have been asked what it takes to make the changes necessary to bring back the community we all remember. I have found that difficult situations such as what we have been going through... (Continue reading)

Picanco to run for another term

Paso Robles Mayor Duane Picanco announced Thursday he plans to run for another term in the November election. [Tribune] He is the first candidate to announce plans to seek the seat. Candidates officially submit intentions between July 16 and August... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Council saves us from ourselves once again

OPINION By GARY NEMETH The Paso Robles City Council meeting on March 6 is proof that we can be assured that our elected leaders are interested only in what is best for all the citizens of Paso. During public comments... (Continue reading)

Capps’ seat may be endangered

Congresswoman Lois Capps is one of four California Democrats whose congressional seat is considered competitive, according to the Cook Political Report. [Sacramento Bee] Configuration of Capps’ 23rd Congressional District changed during the recent reapportionment, it having been a relatively safe... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown’s pension reform plans

Gov. Jerry Brown has provided the language for his 12-point pension reform plan to the Legislature’s Conference Committee on Public Employee Pensions. [SacramentoBee] Before the governor’s plan can be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot, a two-thirds majority vote of... (Continue reading)

Sam Blakeslee not running for reelection

State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, officially announced he will not seek reelection shortly after the California Supreme Court validated redistricting maps slated to give the Democrats an edge.  [Tribune] On Friday, the high court decided that senate maps... (Continue reading)

Carter challenges Marx for mayor

San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx announced Tuesday she plans to run for reelection in November and within 24 hours Councilman Andrew Carter challenged her as expected. “I have shown I have the know how, experience, long time community involvement... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill admits to impersonating opponent

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill admitted Wednesday he impersonated his political opponent, and now he says it was just a joke. On Jan. 6, the San Luis Obispo Tribune printed a letter to the editor from Sheila Blake asking... (Continue reading)

SLO County dirty politics déjà vu

San Luis Obispo County has had its share of dirty politics including slate mailers used in a 2010 sheriff campaign and the impersonating of opponents by a 1998 assemblyman’s campaign committee, both of which led to Fair Political Practice Commission... (Continue reading)

Brown’s tax plan falls short

A tax hike that Gov. Jerry Brown plans to put before voters in November will raise less than he hoped, according to the Legislative Analyst, which probably will require much deeper budget cuts than previously anticipated. The plan would raise... (Continue reading)