May 092011
 

Roseville City Council: John Allard is termed out and people are talking openly about Carol Garcia’s future… (Supervisor?, not run for re-election, etc)

Will Sam Cannon run again?

Roseville City School Board: There are two seats up – extreme leftist Gary Miller and the only remaining Republican, Susan Goto.

Roseville Joint Union High School District: Jan Pinney is rumored to be retiring and the Pro-Union incumbents Genzlinger and Paige Stauss appear to be running for re-election.

Rocklin City Council – All three incumbents are rumored to be retiring. There is a field starting to form that is about three miles thick – standard faire for Rocklin local races. Names I know at this point are – David Butler, Rocklin Chamber President, Greg McKenzie from the Planning Commission, Paul Ruhkala a local business owner whose family name is huge in Rocklin, Placer Cent Com Member Maria Trunzo and never, ever count Mark Klang out.

Update: I got a tip that Greg Janda, who finished 3rd in 2010 is looking at taking another run…

Rocklin Unified School District – It looks like Liberal Democrat Camille Maben could be retiring. I’d imagine there will be a feeding frenzy there as well.

Lincoln? After two huge wins – I’d expect the Tea Party to come calling again to get that all important third seat on the City Council.

Supervisors? Let’s wait until the lines are re-drawn.

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?

Greg Janda Mailer #2 hits – looks like mailer #1 with a twist

 Greg Janda, Rocklin City Council Race  Comments Off on Greg Janda Mailer #2 hits – looks like mailer #1 with a twist
Oct 302010
 

Greg Janda has run an aggressive campaign for City Council.

As I have said before – I like Greg, I think he has made a couple mistakes, but for a first campaign has done well.

He has raised enough money to buy the California Voter Guide for $3k. He has also been able to send out two mailers.

In addition if you check your “junk mail” he’s had two inserts in that as well. Not a bad showing at all.

The second mailer incorporates the Male Chauvanist Sacramento Bee endorsement in it. (I can’t help myself – the Bee sucks and if they ever endorsed me, I’d hide it)

It also has the Roseville Cops and Fire – now that is a big deal. Brett Storey’s quote is shortened and there are a few stylistic changes.

This is a solid offering at 7.5 gets a B+.