Feb 112011
 

Roseville – Rocklin City Councilmember Diana Ruslin has joined her colleagues, Vice Mayor Brett Storey and Councilmember Peter Hill, and former Rocklin Mayors Ross Ainsworth and Kathy Lund in supporting small businessman and State Assembly candidate John Allard. Allard is running in the 4th Assembly District.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Diana Ruslin, a longtime Rocklin resident with deep ties in the community and a vested interest in the health and well-being of our region,” said Allard.

Ruslin is serving her first term on the Rocklin City Council. She is a former educator and a successful small business owner. Her endorsement complements that of Vice Mayor Storey and Councilmember Hill and numerous other local elected officials who have voiced their support for Allard.

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.

Paid for by Allard for Assembly 2011, FPPC ID #1335888
7251 Galilee Road, Suite 195, Roseville, California 95678

Kathy Lund Retirement Party – A Celebration of Service

 Diana Ruslin, Rocklin, Rocklin City Council Race  Comments Off on Kathy Lund Retirement Party – A Celebration of Service
Dec 172010
 

… class and integrity.

I met Kathy Lund in 2002, during the last heated race for Central Committee… she was part of a Pro John Doolittle slate running for Placer County Republican Central Committee against a slate of Moderates aimed at overthrowing then Chairman Ken Campbell.

We maintined a friendship in the several years hence. We had many disagreements about policy or endorsements – but never about the core issues of the Republican Party.

Kathy was widely respected, and I mean widely. Even Democrats like Wendy Lang or Gina Garbolino spoke out with glowing tributes to Kathy at the dinner. Like Kathy Lund, Gina Garbolino also went in to retirement this month from public office.

It’s really neat to see a Republican Woman leader like Kathy Lund get so much respect.

I have to mention specially – Jim Holmes and Robert Weygandt were hysterically funny when they presented.

Basically, a who’s who of Placer County local elected officials were there to speak – Auburn, Loomis, Rocklin (sans Brett Storey), Roseville were all Represented… and Ted Gaines, Doug LaMalfa and Tom McClintock’s Chief of Staff Rocky Deal were on hand.

The event lasted two hours – largely because there was such a long list of speakers who came to present resolutions from their councils, legislative offices and even a proclamation from Schwarzenegger.

Even though Rocklin has no term limits – I wonder how many Kathy Lund’s have been missed out on in other jurisdictions because of term limits?

Kathy Lund will be missed by Rocklin – but, Diana Ruslin is here now.

Congratulations SCOTT YUILL AND DIANA RUSLIN!!!

 Diana Ruslin, Rocklin City Council Race, Scott Yuill  Comments Off on Congratulations SCOTT YUILL AND DIANA RUSLIN!!!
Nov 022010
 

As of 12:30 AM: It was a close race and Janda was game.

Number of Precincts   48  
Precincts Reporting   48 100.0 %
Vote For   2  
Total Votes   26723  

SCOTT YUILL   6751 25.26%
DIANA RUSLIN   5482 20.51%
GREG JANDA   5105 19.10%
MARK KLANG   3195 11.96%
GARY A. LANE   1836 6.87%
MICHAEL ROSE   1634 6.11%
MICHAEL MURPHY   1561 5.84%
AMAN SINGH GAHOONIA   1092 4.09%
Write-in Votes   67 0.25%

Diana Ruslin Mailer #2 Last one in Race and Solid Offering + my prediction for Rocklin Outcomes.

 Diana Ruslin, Greg Janda, Howard Rudd, Rocklin, Rocklin City Council Race, Scott Yuill, Sierra College Board Race  Comments Off on Diana Ruslin Mailer #2 Last one in Race and Solid Offering + my prediction for Rocklin Outcomes.
Oct 312010
 

Diana Ruslin Mailer #2 is better than mailer #1 for a couple of reasons:

1. It does not have a long endorsement list on it. Greg Janda’s second mailer still did. In this election where people are looking for the “establishment” and the “boogie man”… that could be a huge difference.

2. It was smaller. Smaller is good. Both of Janda’s Mailers were the 6 1/2 X11 and Diana’s Mailer #2 was in this format as well.

I still think Diana Ruslin Wins. This Mailer gets an 8.0 for an A-. The reason – it replaced the endorsement list with a resume’ a very, very smart move.

I also believe that Greg Janda could knock off Scott Yuill – which was not the intention of the folks that recruited Janda.

Janda raised a lot of Money. So did Scott Yuill.

Scott is an incumbent. Janda is not.

All of them visited my house – but the reason why Diana Ruslin will finish first is that her people were knocking and talking to all the houses they visited. I have that confirmed by several. Ruslin has also knocked on more doors than all the rest of the candidates combined.

In my home precinct – there are Four Diana Ruslin Yard Signs, and One Scott Yuill Yard Sign (The one in my front yard). No Janda signs at all.

I have endorsed Scott Yuill and will be voting for him on Tuesday along with Diana.

The reason Greg could beat Scott rests with Mark Klang. I have friends convinced that Klang has done the work necessary – I am also aware that Klang has walked a ton of precincts (knocking and talking).

People dismiss Mark Klang way too fast in every election – Klang is a hell of a campaigner.

Every vote Mark Klang gets takes a vote from Scott Yuill in my opinion.

In the end I think that Diana Ruslin finishes first, Yuill and Janda will be in a photo finish for second…

… but do not be suprised if Mark Klang makes a really strong showing. I mean strong.

Rocklin School Board?

Steve Paul finishes fourth.

The evidence? People have tried to roll out the fact that Amanda Tingler went to Obama’s inaguration – they forget that she got the tickets from Tom McClintock to do so.

The late mailer sent by the three incumbents – while I loved it and thought it was great – indetified them as incumbents, guaranteeing that one of them will lose.

The recent spate of sign destruction and the fact that the incumbents bought the California Voter guide slate mailer late shows they were caught flat-footed and did not take Tingler seriously.

Finally – the late hit peice put in the Rocklin Cat Pan Liner (aka the Placer Herald) in the final indicator that Both Amanda and Glenn Moeller got traction.

The communist left-wing Democrat Alex Ferriera will win re-election as his buddies spent about $10K on his behalf.

Cari Dawson Bartley wins her race for Sierra College Board

Howard Rudd wins his race for Sierra College Board as he spent $10k of his own money over Kelli Gnile whose campaign was effective and grassroots… but not enough to compete with Rudd’s Money and connections.

Let’s see how many of these I got right?

Scott Yuill / Diana Ruslin Mailer Review

 Diana Ruslin, Rocklin City Council Race, Scott Yuill  Comments Off on Scott Yuill / Diana Ruslin Mailer Review
Oct 172010
 

Scott “The Boogie Man” Yuill checks in with a solid offering.

The mailer is replete with the obligatory monster endorsement list and the “Pictures of Scott” – and lots of them.

When I said lots of Pictures – take a look.

The most important part of the mailer – the bullets specifying that he voted for 10 Million in spending cuts and that he voted against the cable tax increase.

I defy any anti-establishment types to criticize that.

Take a look at the outside leaf – and then the front cover of the mailer.

Scott looks so pretty in that suit- now I know why there are so many pictures of him in his mailer 🙂

(I don’t even own a suit… I think I have a tie or two somewhere, maybe I’ll have to get an in-kind from someone if I run)

The negatives about Scotts’ Mailer – TOO MUCH INFORMATION! That’s really the only drawback, but it is a solid effort at 7.5. (Gets marked off for looking “establishment”.)

Diana Ruslin’s Mailer:

It is clean, crisp and matches Diana’s personality to a tee. Here I am, this is who I am – NOW VOTE FOR ME! 😉

Side One of the 8.5X11 Postcard features a quote from Conservative Assemblymember Ted Gaines – Very Good Feature.

Rocklin Needs Diana’s Leadership and I am Proud to Endorse Her Campaign!

Secondly – how many establishment types put their phone number with an invitation to call on their mail?

Third – it lists her community service… which the Sacramento Bee views as inferior to owning a business.

Side Two of the 8.5X11 mailer is the agenda – if is more thorough than any other candidate’s agenda.

I suppose between the endorsement list (which is half the size of Scott Yuill’s) and the community service list could get twisted to look “establishment”.

All in All – Diana gets an 8 for her mailer. You’ll note that I gave Janda an 8.5 in a previous post.

The reason is Janda’s mailer was smaller, to the point quicker and looked far less establishment. In another cycle – I’d have criticized it for not having enough… but 2010 is a bizarre election cycle.

The bottom line – Scott Yuill and Diana Ruslin helped themselves with their mailers.

Both of them justified this blogger’s support of them with the information put forth in their mailers.

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