We finished up our endorsement calendar – please note that the Cent Com will take different positions than the CRA as the standard is different. (Republicans vs the CRA that looks for Conservative Republicans)
The debate was harmonious – but the meeting was long.
Eureka USD – Eric J. Teed-Bose
Roseville JUSD – Linda M. Park (joins Scott Huber who was endorsed in August)
We added George Romonsky – South Placer Municipal Utility District and Miguel Ucovich Loomis City Council to the list as they are the only Republicans running in their respective races.
PCWA District 1 – Ken Phillips was endorsed after some debate that included a discussion of the committee’s disagreement with the direction of the current PCWA board.
Auburn City Council – We endorsed the three incumbents – Mike Holmes, Kevin Hanley and Bridget Powers. This was pulled from consent and debated somewhat.
Challenger Dan Sokol was at the meeting but did not convince the committee to endorse him over any of the incumbents.
Rocklin USD – Glen Moeller was the only one endorsed.
It should be noted that this was pulled from the consent calendar and debated extensively. I advocated on behalf of the Republican Incumbents Todd Lowell and Steve Paul to make sure they had representation at the meeting.
Rocklin City Council – Scott Yuill, the incumbent Mayor was endorsed in August.
The discussion was for the open seat being vacated by Kathy Lund (who would tell you it is the people’s seat 😉 ).
Diana Ruslin presented an impeccable resume’ and endorsements. (including 3 Current Rocklin City Council Members)
Greg Janda presented himself really well – he impressed a few people at the meeting (including this blogger). It remains to be seen if he can raise enough money to compete with Diana Ruslin.
Mark Klang is an old friend of the committee who was elected to Central Committee as recently as 2006 (and was also endorsed in 2006 by us for RUSD).
Klang also demonstrated a superior grasp of the issues of Rocklin. Klang is the outsider candidate with strong grassroots support.
In the end – Diana got a 7-7 split vote on the motion to adopt. (Needed 2/3) A subsequent motion to endorse no one passed with no objection.
Finally, Miguel Ucovich asked the Central Committee to reconsider its’ position on Measure A. Reason? Why would the committee endorse Miguel – then support a term limits measure that would bounce him out of office.
The committee changed from Yes on A to No Position.