A commenter named Mike Hanson posted the following today:
Michael Babich – the 30 year military veteran and retired colonel of Auburn is going to file next week.
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Cheryl Bly-Chester has announced that she will file papers to run for the 4th Assembly District tomorrow at 11 a.m. Bly-Chester has owned an environmental consulting business for 14 years while being a single mother of three.
Bly-Chester founded Rosewood Environmental Engineering in 1997. She has a 35-year engineering career in the water resources, transportation, energy and hazardous waste/environmental fields. For the last 22 years she has conducted environmental engineering projects in 22 states and 13 countries, providing consulting to dozens of industries, including ski tourism, mining and energy, water, construction and transportation. Her practice includes helping businesses unravel regulatory red tape to help protect them from undue government corrective action, fees, and fines.
The email continued for another 500+ words.
Matt Williams sent the following out to an undisclosed list of recipients:
California state government is not doing enough to attract and keep the small businesses that have been the primary engines of job creation in our state. An addition of 173,000 new jobs would add $35 billion in tax revenues over 10 years, which would go a long way in remedying our state’s revenue-expenditure imbalance. From 1990 to 2007, California lost 26 percent of its factory jobs and 35 percent of its high-tech manufacturing jobs, but we cannot blame international competition alone for this. Of the 261,000 manufacturing jobs lost from 1999 to 2002, 60 percent went elsewhere in America. In fact, more California jobs went to Texas than to China and India combined. Last year we lost 112,000 jobs; Texas gained 129,000 new jobs. Our technological base, once the envy of the world, is quickly shrinking. California now ranks 9th from the bottom in creating scientific, technical, engineering, and math jobs in the U.S. The truth is that California has become far too expensive for businesses, with operating costs 32 percent above the national average, resulting in our being appallingly ranked “the worst place in which to do business” in the entire nation – for the fifth straight year!