Jan 252011

Blogger’s Note: This came over the transom. This is an example of a good endorsement that has little baggage in a Republican district.

John Allard Receives Desirable CRA Endorsement

Roseville – As a testament to his conservative leadership principles, small business owner and State Assembly candidate John Allard has received the endorsement of the California Republican Assembly (CRA). Allard is running in the 4th Assembly District.

“The CRA’s endorsement is monumental in my campaign and I am honored to have the confidence of its distinguished delegates,” said Allard. “The solid credibility their support gives to my record of conservative values cannot be underestimated, and I look to implement our shared beliefs in limited government, lower taxes and less spending in the Legislature,” said Allard.

Former Assemblyman Ted Gaines, who resigned from the Assembly seat that John Allard seeks to fill after his election to the State Senate, expressed his own excitement upon being endorsed by the CRA, saying in a released statement, “It is a huge boost for our campaign to be endorsed by the CRA, which represents the heart and soul of the Republican Party.”

Chartered in 1934, the California Republican Assembly is the state’s oldest and largest Republican volunteer organization. President Ronald Reagan called the CRA “the conscience of the Republican Party.”

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.

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