John Allard Receives Widespread Support

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Jan 112011
 

Here’s the deal: Beth Gaines has name ID, John Allard has been campaigning for at least a year.

As a result, John Allard has a solid base of support – some will point to Doug Ose and all the endorsements he had, only to lose to McClintock. Beth Gaines does not have a strong a name ID and horsepower that McClintock has/had. John Allard is a conservative as well, so it will be difficult for the Gaines Campaign to draw a contrast.

The question is – does Ted Gaines have enough donors and will his name ID / Goodwill overpower John Allard’s campaign which is organized and coalescing?

Roseville – Expanding his already long list of endorsements in the community, Assembly candidate John Allard announced today he has widespread support in the Placer County business community including former and current presidents of the Rocklin and Roseville Chambers of Commerce. Allard is running in the 4th Assembly District.

Allard’s supporters include outgoing Rocklin Chamber of Commerce President Franklin Burris and incoming President Dave Butler, former Roseville Chamber of Commerce Presidents Ken Denio, Carol Garcia, Marcus LoDuca, Howard Rudd and Jim Williams, outgoing Roseville Chamber of Commerce President Aldo Pineschi and incoming President Al Johnson, and Roseville Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Government Relations Kirk Taber.

“As a small business owner, I understand the need for greater tax and business incentives in order to create jobs and get the economy going again,” said Allard. “I am grateful for the support of all of the Chamber officials. It is a true testament to my work as a member of the business community to have them on my team.”

Allard has served on the Roseville City Council since 2003 and served as Planning Commissioner from 2001 to 2003. With over two decades of community service, Allard has served on the Board of Directors of Acres of Hope Shelter for Women and Children, Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Roseville Community Health Foundation, Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club, South Placer Transportation Management Association, and The Gathering Inn, Sutter Health’s Placer County Community Advisory Board, and William Jessup University’s Community Relations Board.

Having previously served as the Chief of Staff to former Senator and Assemblyman Tim Leslie, Allard is a familiar name in the region with relationships established over several decades.  His long list of endorsements and work ethic make him the immediate front-runner for this seat.

In 2005, Allard and his wife, Lisa, purchased a service-related franchise and have grown the business by over 400%. The parents of three children, the Allard family attends Bayside Church of Roseville.

AD-04 Update: Two More Customers? Paul Hunt and Cheryl Bly-Chester

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Jan 082011
 

As of now:

John Allard – the front-runner and Roseville City Councilmember has declared his candidacy.

Beth Gaines – Wife of State Senator Ted Gaines is in hot pursuit, but has not formally announced yet.

Michael Babich – the Mad Scientist of Auburn has told several close to him that he is running. Babich was most recently a primary opponent of Tom McClintock’s on the Republican side.

Jeff Randall – a Dry Creek Unified School District Trustee.

Cheryl Bly-Chester – previously set up a website for an Assembly run when it looked like Ted Gaines was going to take on then congressman John Doolittle. She is a current member of the Placer County Republican Central Committee.

Paul Hunt – from Loomis. Ran against Ted Gaines in the 2006 Assembly Primary. Could get Tea Party support.

… and there is supposed to be a Democrat in here somewhere…

P.S. I had previously written that Lincoln Councilmember Spencer Short was a candidate for AD-04. Apparently, my sources had not spoken directly to Spencer who debunked any such rumors of running for supervisor, dog catcher, etc or Assembly.

P.P.S. I had previously written that Keith Nesbitt had ruled out a run. The Moderate Republican from Auburn was quoted in local media stories saying he was still considering a run.

AD-04 Update: John Allard’s Endorsement List Grows, Rocklin Edition

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Jan 072011
 

Note that Allard already announced Former Congressmen John Doolittle, Doug Ose, Placer Supes Kirk Uhler, Robert Weygandt and Rocky Rockholm in earlier Releases.

Allard also has the endorsement of Assemblymember Dan Logue who represents a slice of Placer County as well.

John Allard Establishes Strong Base in Rocklin

Allard Support Extends Throughout Placer County

Roseville – The Allard for Assembly campaign announced today that several current and former Rocklin City officials including Rocklin Vice Mayor Brett Storey, Rocklin City Councilmember Peter Hill and former Rocklin Mayors Ross Ainsworth and Kathy Lund have all chosen to endorse John Allard. Allard is running in 4th Assembly District.

“I am grateful for the support of these dedicated Rocklin City officials,” said Allard. “They have all served as local government officials, and understand that we need someone who has experience on the local level and can translate that to progress on the state level. I look forward to fighting for the interests of our entire region in the State Assembly.”

Allard has served on the Roseville City Council since 2003 and served as Planning Commissioner from 2001 to 2003. With over two decades of community service, Allard has served on the Board of Directors of Acres of Hope Shelter for Women and Children, Roseville Community Health Foundation, Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club, South Placer Transportation Management Association, and The Gathering Inn, Sutter Health’s Placer County Community Advisory Board, and the William Jessup University Community Relations Board.

Having previously served as the Chief of Staff to former Senator and Assemblyman Tim Leslie, Allard is a familiar name in the region with relationships established over several decades.  His long list of endorsements and work ethic make him the immediate front-runner for this seat.

In 2005, Allard and his wife, Lisa, purchased a service-related franchise and have grown the business by over 400%. The parents of three children, the Allard family attends Bayside Church of Roseville.

Jan 062011
 

Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens

Endorses John Allard for Assembly

Roseville –State Assembly candidate John Allard announced today he has the endorsement of Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens. Allard is running in the 4th Assembly District.

“I am honored to have the support of Scott Owens,” said Allard. “Scott has prosecuted some of the most violent and volatile offenders in our region, and we should be grateful for his work in making Placer County safer.”

Scott Owens took the reigns of Placer County District Attorney from longtime DA Brad Fenocchio earlier this year. Owens has served in the Placer County District Attorney’s office since 1990. His peers chose him as “Prosecutor of the Year” in 1998 following the successful prosecution of a high profile case that included homicide/carjacking with kidnapping and bank robbery.

Allard has served on the Roseville City Council since 2003 and served as Planning Commissioner from 2001 to 2003. With over two decades of community service, Allard has served on the Board of Directors of Acres of Hope Shelter for Women and Children, Roseville Community Health Foundation, Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club, South Placer Transportation Management Association, and The Gathering Inn, Sutter Health’s Placer County Community Advisory Board, and the William Jessup University Community Relations Board.

Having previously served as the Chief of Staff to former Senator and Assemblyman Tim Leslie, Allard is a familiar name in the region with relationships established over several decades.  His long list of endorsements and work ethic make him the immediate front-runner for this seat.

In 2005, Allard and his wife, Lisa, purchased a service-related franchise and have grown the business by over 400%. The parents of three children, the Allard family attends Bayside Church of Roseville.

Jan 022011
 

No – not the Jeff Randle that was one of the top people in the Meg Whitman and Arnold Schwarzenegger Campaigns…

Jeff Randle is a Teacher and a School Board Member from the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District – the same district from which Donald Wilson hails.

Why he’s running? Look at his site – he’ll tell you.

Endorsements? I don’t see any.

I take careful note of how he avoids the social issues – a classic tactic of a Liberal Republican. With no endorsements, no name id and no natural constituency – Randle looks to be a longshot.

I am still looking for the Democrat that will enter the fray.