We wrote about this before – Kevin Kiley has been remiss to endorse unless the endorsement is a sure bet. We believe that this pattern is starting to be discerned by many. I have far more respect for people that make the wrong choice of an endorsement than I do for those that waffle.
Note – that Kevin Kiley did not endorse in the CAGOP Chairman’s Race, but Rex Hime and Brian Dahle both did endorse. Hime and Dahle endorsed Jessica Patterson.
Former Lincoln Councilmember Stan Nader took the unusual Step of blasting the Asemblyman and switched his endorsement. This is 100% because Mr. Kiley fails repeatedly to take stands, skips votes and outthinks himself.
Kiley is talented and smart for sure, but he has made far too many mistakes to be considered reliable. And, again Kevin Kiley appears to be angling to run for congress (Against LaMalfa or McClintock) versus representing us.
Former Lincoln Councilmember Retracts Kiley Endorsement, Endorses Rex Hime for Senate District 1
Cites Kiley’s “hesitation” to act and calls Hime “one of the good guys”
LOOMIS, Calif- Former Lincoln City Councilman Stan Nader has endorsed Rex Hime for State Senate. Nader had previously endorsed Hime’s opponent Kevin Kiley but retracted his endorsement after Kiley played politics and was unwilling to support an audit of the City of Lincoln.
In his letter, former Councilman Nader calls out Kiley for appearing to “hesitate” recommending an audit of the city the State Auditor. The audit was conducted despite Kiley’s lack of leadership on the issue.
Nader continued to call Hime “one of the good guys in the game of life.”
Hime has spent 30 years in the private sector fighting tax increases on behalf of the California Business Properties Association. He helped create a coalition that successfully stopped efforts to repeal Proposition 13 that would have raised taxes on residents and small businesses by billions of dollars. Most recently, Hime helped lead the campaign to defeat statewide rent control.
Hime is the only candidate in the race who is not a career politician and the only veteran. He is a proud Reagan Republican who not only worked for Ronald Reagan when he was Governor but was appointed by then President Reagan to protect property rights in Lake Tahoe. Hime has spent decades volunteering and supporting non-profit causes in the greater Sacramento area. He has served on the board of the Greater Sacramento Valley Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and as past President of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.
Rex lives in Loomis with his wife Gwyn. The special election to fill the vacant Senate seat will be held on March 26.