Jul 042020

IT looks like Scott Alvord is going to run a nasty campaign after all.

For those of you not up to speed: Scott Alvord is a democrat City Councilmember in Roseville. His District is far west Roseville where Jack Duran Lives. Alvord has endorsed against Congressman McClintock and against Assemblyman Kevin Kiley.

Jack Duran got hammered by Bonnie Gore in 2018 by around 20 Percentage Points. It appears that Jack Duran, the Mazareti-Driving Trial Lawyer has not had has ass kicked bad enough. Duran, on behalf of Scott Alvord channels his inner communist with a slew of hyperbolic comments about a man who is not even a candidate for Roseville City Council. It also appears that Duran is bitter and hates Republicans as a breed based on his blanket comments.

Unfortunately for Scott Alvord, this is a lead weight around his neck as Roseville City Council District 5 breaks down as follows:

District 5 (Alvord)

Total – 23,469

Rep – 8,710

Dem – 7,816

No Party Pref – 5,406

NPP voters do not take kindly to extremism. They also do not like Trial Lawyers as a breed (Duran is a personal injury attorney). They also are not thrilled with the extreme left and their rage against Cops – including the Personal Injury Attorney’s cheap shots at a former employee of the San Jose PD that had nothing to do with the actions of the 4 accused. Duran obviously got his law license for reasons other than his test scores or grades in law school as any amateur jurist would know better.

One thing Alvord can count on is that Republicans will find out about this sort of rhetoric coming out of his campaign. It is a bad look. The correct course of action would be for Alvord to tell Jack Duran publicly to stop attacking police and his Republican constituents.

Feb 132019

Yes – THAT Jack Duran.

The Jack Duran that wanted to turn Placer County in to a gigantic Pot Farm.

Apparenrtly, Mr. Duran, a Mazareti Driving Trial Lawyer got sacked by at least one tribe he was “working” for. It involed an ambulance case he took as a plaintiff’s attorney. Whoops.

As a charter review committee member, he could expand the reach of Prop47 and Prop57 soft on crime punishments and lack of jail space.

He will push for district elections that can be manipulated to keep incumbents safe and can pit neighborhoods against each other.

Duran’s fellow leftists at the Press Tribune were basically giving him a pre-employment boost on their publication.

It is clear that a 23% rejection at the polls was not enough to deter him from trying something again.

Jul 112018

Back in 2008, we had a 5 Republican Board of Supervisors in Placer County. By 2012, it was 2.

In 2018, a motion to oppose Sanctuary State died for lack of a second, why did that happen? (note that the local media are celebrating it’s demise)

IN 2010, the Late Rocky Rockholm was up for Re-Election. Jack Duran, a School Board Trustee ran against him and was not found on the campaign trail. Duran in person is combative and was not a good candidate. So, the Democrat operatives running his campaign put him on ice and made the whole campaign about Rocky Rockholm’s taking a plane trip at the cost of $8,000 to return to vote on a project in North Lake Tahoe called the 3-lane hybrid.

They took Highway 28 in North Lake Tahoe and reduced it from a 4 lane expressway with no turn lanes to a 2 lane highway with roundabouts and a center turn lane.

Rockholm lost 100% because people cared more about the Plane Ticket than any other issue.

District 5 Supervisor Bruce Kranz had beaten the far-left Rex Bloomfield in 2004. Kranz went ballistic over the 3 Lane Hybrid Project and a lot of the animosity over that episode carried forward in to 2008. Bloomfield recruited Jennifer Montgomery, herself a Bernie Sanders type of Democrat to run for Supervisor and she won.

In the meantime Jim Holmes, a lifelong Democrat, turned Republican beat Alice Dowdin in 2004 for Supervisor. During 2011. Jim Holmes un-registered as a Republican and went DTS because he was upset with the County Party for consistently opposing Bonds and Parcel Taxes that local government are fond of floating.

So, just like that in 2010, 5 Republicans. In 2013, 2.

Worse, no one opposed Duran for Re-election in 2014. Now, in 2018, Duran was drubbed by 22 points by Bonnie Gore… who will not be sworn in until December 2018.

Holmes has been opposed both times he has run for re-election, but not by anyone serious. In 2016, Montgomery drew no serious opposition as 5 people filed against her.

Robert Weygant is the dean of the Board of Supervisors. He is a moderate / liberal Republican. He knew that the Sanctuary State Resolution did not have 3 votes, so he did not see fit to second Kirk Uhler’s motion to oppose the Sanctuary State. In his mind, there was no upside to taking a position sure to fail.

Robert Weygant is one of the breed of Republicans that Chad Mayes / John Kasich / Arnold are trying to promote. He has been in office since 1994 and on most all county issues has voted with Conservatives.

This leaves us with Kirk Uhler, the son of Lew Uhler, Placer County’s lone Conservative (at least until Bonnie Gore is sworn in) Supervisor.

The sad irony is that several within the Placer GOP’s Central Committee supported a liberal Bay Area transplant against Mr. Uhler in 2016. I’d lay odds they will leave Uhler alone in 2020 and go after Holmes and Montgomery. (One would hope)

Kirk Uhler is the one supervisor pictured without a “hat” on.

Jun 052018

Jack Duran may not remember that I remember, but I remember how he got elected in the first place. Duran was nowhere to be found in the district and the race was made a referendum on Rocky Rockholm.

There was a controversial issue related to Highway 28 in King’s Beach where staff wanted the “Three lane hybrid” versus the 4 lane highway that was there. The County Manager at the time assumed that Kirk Uhler was a vote for the 4 lane option along with Bruce Kranz. The county manager chartered a plane and flew Rocky back to Placer County so he could join Jim Holmes and Robert Weygant in support of the 3 lane hybrid.

Uhler voted for the 3 lane hybrid, making the trip from Utah to California unnecessary. Todd Stenhouse, the dem consultant that ran both of Charlie “Colonel Klink” Brown’s Congressional Campaigns in the prior election cycles, recognized that the “Plane Ticket” would be a good dog whistle for an angry electorate.

This is what they sold voters and Rocky Rockholm was unseated by Jack Duran in 2010. The Plane Ticket was the only issue. Also, Jack Duran was sequestered in his home or was beached on a lawn chair somewhere and was rarely seen during the campign.

No one ran against Jack Duran in 2014.

I moved in to Sup D1 after Duran had been re-elected by acclamation. I had also told several people I’d run against Jack if no one else did in 2018.

Then Vice Mayor of Roseville, Bonnie Gore stepped up.

Two of Duran’s biggest problems are that Duran is a trial lawyer and he is described as arrogant and combative.

The personality maladies were on display when school board members and city council members were attending board meetings and Mr Duran took to yelling at some of them.

You see, Jack Duran wanted to turn placer county in to a pot farm.

Normally, Duran was the 4th vote on development, but in private circles Jack Duran talks about central planning and social justice. It was getting him on public record that was more challenging. With water rationing being implemented in California, Jack’s decision to vote to forfeit future water rights is another bad decision with long term ramifications.

Recently, the Sanctuary State has become front and center. Duran is on record in support of the State’s unconstitutional law towing the democrat party line. Duran has also attended fundraisers with Dr. Richard Pan, the godfather of forced vaccination.

Jack Duran does not represent West Roseville, right down to the Maserati he drives. (Which he attempted to hide behind another car after my first video of his house.)

His 80,000 cost new Cadillac also has custom plates on it too. Neither Car by themselves would be an issue, however when juxtaposed against his $15,000+ default on his home loan would make anyone question Jack’s priorities and fiscal management.

Duran has attempted to take credit for the work of others all throughout his campaign. These include planning decisions, businesses he had nothing to do with, Police Service Levels, passing Measure D and the like. It did not endear him to a lot of people.

His campaign was reduced to attacking the City of Roseville and trying to smear Bonnie Gore with all the problems Jack Duran’s fellow democrats have created in Sacramento and foisted upon local government. Such tactics of division are a hallmark of a leftist campaign. The last survey I saw indicated that 70% of Roseville’s residents approved of the City’s direction.

Duran’s campaign also sent out the standard “Screw Trump” mailer. With the President’s numbers improving nationally and in California, I question the wisdom of such a move.

Jack Duran simply is dead wrong on many important issues, makes poor decisions and is largely unapproachable as a person. This is why when I shot two videos at his home, he was there instead of being out on the campaign trail.

It is my opinion based on evidence that Jack Duran is in danger of losing re-election today. But, we need you to go to the polls and make it happen. Please vote for Bonnie Gore to replace the filed liberal trial lawyer Jack Duran.