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.

Kathy Lund Emails in Support of Diana Ruslin

 Diana Ruslin, Rocklin City Council Race  Comments Off on Kathy Lund Emails in Support of Diana Ruslin
Oct 162010

From Retiring City Council Member Kathy in its’ entirety and unedited. (only 360 words)

Dear Friend and Supporter:

If you do not want to read this whole email, (it is rather wordy)  the point I am making is I SUPPORT DIANA RUSLIN FOR CITY COUNCIL AND WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING DIANA.  For the reasons, read below.

As you know, after 25 years of service, I have decided to retire from the Rocklin City Council.  That means there is a very important election going on right now to fill the empty seat.

I am supporting Diana Ruslin to replace me. Why, you might ask, do I support Diana when there are eight candidates.

I am supporting Diana because she is the most qualified person of the group.  Diana has done something no one has done since I did it back in the 80’s.  She has attended most every City Council meeting for the last two years.  This is important because she understands the issues.

But Diana went further than I did.  She has also attended most Rocklin Unified School Board meeting during the last two years.  She really knows what is happening.

I am also supporting Ruslin because she will be no one’s puppet.  She has a mind of her own.  She has served on the Parks and Recreation Commission the past two years.  I have watched her.  She is not afraid to express her opinions.  She will vote however she feels is best for Rocklin.

I am also supporting Diana because she is extremely active in the community.  She is President of Valley View School PTC and was a founding board member of the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation.  Diana works on most all the major Chamber events, i.e. Hot Chili, Cool Cars, the leadership program, of which she is a graduate, and many other Chamber events; Diana also was co-chair of a Rocklin Fine Arts fundraising project. She is currently planning an unusual fund raising event for the Rocklin Friends of the Library to be held next spring.  She has more energy than anyone I know.

I ask you to join me in voting for Diana Ruslin for Rocklin City Council.  Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Call me at 624-0764 with any questions.