Oct 262021

This is an update of a previous post. Jim Holmes blatantly told the Loomis Town Council that he had Map C drawn up. The Placer County Planning Commission appears to only be considering Map A and B. In specifics, I have been told that they are fixated on Map A because they think Newcastle is more important than Rocklin. Who knew. The significance of Map C is that those responsible for the process only did two maps (per their mandate) and Holmes insisted on having a third map made. This is the issue

Here is the specific issue relating to placer and state election law below. Communities of Interest are not supposed to include the needs of incumbents. Why did Placer County Counsel allow Holmes to have Map C drawn up? That appears to be a blatant violation of that part of election law.

Jim Holmes has been on a rampage because it is near certain that he will be drawn in to the same Supervisorial District as Cindy Gustafson. IF this is the case, Holmes is toast. As it is, the Planning Commission appears dead-set on keeping Rocklin Split between two districts (aka Map A) which is patently absurd.

Pay careful attention to this 4 1/2 minute video. Holmes is clear about his role in having a third map created (aka Map C), he is also clear that his opposition to map A and B is about himself and he is finally clear that if Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle Matter then they should agree with him on Map C. It appears that part of the nexus for the planning commission to keep Rocklin split is their desire to keep Newcastle in the same district as Penryn and Loomis. Hence, my comment about Newcastle mattering more than Rocklin.

Now – have a look at the Placer County Election Code Below: (It is based on State Law as well)

Per AB849:

Elections Code


 (a) Following each federal decennial census, and using that census as a basis, the board shall adjust the boundaries of any or all of the supervisorial districts of the county so that the supervisorial districts shall be substantially equal in population as required by the United States Constitution.

(1) Population equality shall be based on the total population of residents of the county as determined by that census.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an incarcerated person, as that term is used in Section 21003, shall not be counted as part of a county’s population, except for an incarcerated person whose last known place of residence may be assigned to a census block in the county, if information about the last known place of residence for incarcerated persons is included in the computerized database for redistricting that is developed in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 8253 of the Government Code, and that database is made publicly available.

(b) The board shall adopt supervisorial district boundaries that comply with the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10301 et seq.).

(c) The board shall adopt supervisorial district boundaries using the following criteria as set forth in the following order of priority:

(1) To the extent practicable, supervisorial districts shall be geographically contiguous. Areas that meet only at the points of adjoining corners are not contiguous. Areas that are separated by water and not connected by a bridge, tunnel, or regular ferry service are not contiguous.

(2) To the extent practicable, the geographic integrity of any local neighborhood or local community of interest shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division. A “community of interest” is a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single supervisorial district for purposes of its effective and fair representation. Communities of interest do not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.

(3) To the extent practicable, the geographic integrity of a city or census designated place shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.

(4) Supervisorial district boundaries should be easily identifiable and understandable by residents. To the extent practicable, supervisorial districts shall be bounded by natural and artificial barriers, by streets, or by the boundaries of the county.

(5) To the extent practicable, and where it does not conflict with the preceding criteria in this subdivision, supervisorial districts shall be drawn to encourage geographical compactness in a manner that nearby areas of population are not bypassed in favor of more distant populations.

(d) The board shall not adopt supervisorial district boundaries for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

I think Placer County Counsel needs to be read the riot act or replaced with an entry level pre-law student over this. Holmes? Is he even aware of the fact that he is setting fire to himself, not only politically, but legally as well? This is insane.

Sep 152020

That’s correct, Placer voted 5-0 (including Holmes) to lift the State of Emergency that has been strangling Placer Businesses and re-opens our schools. (Note: Placer County Superintendent of Public Instruction Gayle Garbolino-Mojica is an activist liberal democrat who was one of the first to order a shut down of schools, before the state mandate)

Placer County was the first county and it is expected that other Northern Counties would follow suit – this is the significance of Jim Holmes talking to liberal Republican former Police Union Chief Leonard Moty to sabotage efforts in Shasta. Only Les Baugh voted to end the State of Emergency in Shasta. Leonard Moty’s attack was apparently pivotal in keeping Shasta strangled and under Newsom’s thumb.

Exclusive to Right on Daily Blog – check out the embedded video and listen for yourself to Supervisor Leonard Moty setting fire to Jim Holmes as his source. The sound quality is poor so turn up your volume a bit.

Kirk Uhler has been making viral videos over the flawed data that is being used to shut California down for 6 months (most of them after losing re-election mind you). Most of the time, “Lame Duck” electeds go away quietly. Uhler has millions of Facebook views on his page since losing re-election.

Note – the woman Kirk lost to is an 8 time candidate who will say anything to get votes. She was elected by the democrats in her district that voted overwhelmingly for her (I know, I was Uhler’s Campaign manager) and at the Placer GOP meeting following the 5-0 vote she trashed the vote to lift the state of Emergency. The Placer GOP should take a 2/3 vote and expel her from the committee.

Back to the video: the key takeaways are Moty calls Uhler angry, a lame duck and a disruptive force on the Placer County Board of Supervisors and identifies Jim Holmes as the source of his info.

Here is the significance of this map. I have circled where Jim Holmes Lives. His property line at Bell and Joeger Rd is literally part of the District Boundary! Back in 2010, Placer County Staff had to rig the map to keep Jim Holmes in Supervisor District 3. They had to bring District 5 – which goes all the way to the Nevada border clear down to Newcastle. They also had to disenfranchise the Second Largest City in Placer County – Rocklin, by splitting it between two supervisor districts in order to Keep Jim Holmes out of Supervisor District 5. (Note: the 2020 maps are not out yet)

In 2022, Jim Holmes will be in Supervisor District 5 which would force him to have to run against Cindy Gustafson. He would not beat her, because most in the area are well aware of Holmes duplicity. Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln have all grown, while the rest of the county has not. It is likely that Supervisor District 5 will include all of North Auburn, Auburn, Newcastle, Penryn and maybe Loomis.

In 2006, when Kirk Uhler (whom Jim Holmes and Leonard Moty trashed in the Shasta BOS Meeting) was appointed to the board, Jim Holmes was the lone holdout vote 2 times. With only one vote left before the vacancy would have been filled by Arnold Schwarzenegger due to lack of unanimity, Ron Bakin from the Granite Bay Community Association (an anti-growth NIMBY group that helped Suzanne Jones in 2020) stood up and told Holmes to vote for Uhler as they did not want Arnold appointing some loser to the position.

Only then did Jim Holmes relent. However, as you can tell – 14 years later Holmes still hates Uhler.

People interested in re-opening California need to share this blog as people need to let Jim Holmes and Leonard Moty know how you feel about their backroom deal to screw over the hard working people of Northern California.

If you have any tips about Jim Holmes talking to people in your county – let me know at aaron@rightondaily.com

Please note: Right on Daily endorsed Mike Murray against Jim Holmes in 2020. Holmes won with 54% of the vote despite winning in 2016 with 76% of the vote.

Dec 112019

My list of grievances with Jim Holmes is quite long and complex. Along the lines of my series on Kirk Uhler – let me lay out some insider knowledge that informs my strident opposition to Jim Holmes.

Mike Murray at the Placer County Elections Office

I was on the Placer GOP Cent Com when Jim Holmes and then Rocklin Councilmember Peter Hill stomped out of the GOP and re-registered DTS in disgust after the Placer GOP opposed a $500 Million Sierra College Bond. You read that correct – over a decade ago, a $492 Million Sierra College Bond was floated.

I remember helping Alice Dowdin against Jim Holmes back 16 years ago when Holmes won his original election. Holmes re-registered Republican at that point before running as it was believed it would be to his advantage. Holmes was a democrat previously and had served in local office as a democrat. Alice was a liberal Republican, but was viewed much more favorably by the business community. (Dowdin is on the board of the Western Sierra Collegate Academy and voted for the Rocklin USD style homosexual indoctrination protocol that was so controversial with the parents of the WSCA – the Charter School that Dave Patterson helped found)

Holmes has a reputation for being a “nice guy”. What I remember was how difficult he was to deal with when the Placer County Board of Supervisors was split 2-2 with the two leftist democrats Jack Duran and Jennifer Montgomery versus Kirk Uhler and Robert Weygant. Jim Holmes relished being the swing vote and the attention that came with it.

Holmes is no longer the swing vote after Jack Duran was humiliated in 2018, losing to Bonnie Gore (who Kirk Uhler recruited) by over 20%. In addition, Jennifer Montgomery got appointed to a cush job by Gavin Newsom to destroy the California Economy under the guise of environmental protection and Cindy Gustafson was appointed to replace her.

The most recent example of how unprincipled and difficult Jim Holmes was to deal with involved the Pioneer Energy Debacle. Kirk Uhler was basically forced to run a drill to threaten Jim Holmes position as one of the two supervisors on that board to get him to back off of his support of the 27% rate increase. Only after Holmes knew three of his colleagues were opposed to the massive rate increase did he back down. While Holmes ultimately got to the right conclusion most of the time – the amount of effort it took from Kirk Uhler and Robert Weygandt to cajole Jim Holmes for years was absurd.

I can understand why Kirk and Jim traded endorsements. It smacks of a non-aggression pact more than some sort of mutual admiration society. Many of the NIMBY’s and Democrats in Kirk Uhler’s district are Holmes supporters. The Unions are Holmes supporters – having Jim Holmes endorsement is likely holding a lot of the leftists at bay. Note that Suzanne Jones is still carrying a ton of the Placer County Democrat Central Committee and leading environmentalists in to her campaign against Uhler.

Mike Murray gives us a real chance at having a reliable supervisor once again. His roots in Placer County are nearly lifelong, he went to school here, his kids are in school here.

Murray is 34. Holmes is around 70.

Mike Murray was and is a leader in the Rocklin Parent’s movement against the extreme policies their board adpoted. Contrast this with Internet searches that reveal a slew of local tax measures Jim Holmes has endorsed.

Murray opposed the Pioneer Energy Rate Increase, Jim Holmes supported all 27% of it until he was faced with public humiliation.

Murray opposes Sanctuary State, Jim Holmes supported it by refusing to support Kirk Uhler’s motion to oppose Sanctuary State at a board of supervisors meeting in 2018.

Murray opposes commercial Marijuana Production in Placer County, Holmes supported it. (Holmes is an alumni of Humboldt State)

Murray is a lifelong Republican. Holmes has switched party affiliation twice in the last 15 years.

Many of Holmes supporters are a who’s who of leading leftists in Placer County.

When Jim Holmes first took public office, Mr. Murray was in grade school (and your intrepid blogger was tapping kegs in the fig orchards around Fresno)! I think 25+ years in public office is long enough.

Please join RightonDaily and support Mike Murray for Supervisor!

Aug 052019

It has happened. Jenine Windeshausen quit in a huff last week when her 25% rate increase proposal was rejected at a previous meeting. She is the Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector and is also the executive director of Pioneer Energy. In a letter sent to the Auburn Journal last week, she detailed her resignation over the Board’s preliminary vote to reject the massive rate hike.

Today, led by Cheryl Maki – from the Auburn City Council and Jenine Windeshausen who was determined to win the fight for the rate hike, it happened.

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes voted to hike your electricity bill 25% (he made the motion)

Colfax Councilmember Kim Douglas voted to hike your electricity bill 25% (flipped from no last week, to yes this week)

Loomis Town Councilmember Jeff Duncan voted to hike your electricity bill 25%

Lincoln City Councilmember Peter Gilbert voted to hike your electricity bill 25% (who also flipped from no last week, to yes this week)

as Did Auburn Councilmember Cheryl Maki. (who seconded Holmes’ motion)

For those of you on the outskirts of Lincoln, Loomis and anywhere around Colfax or Auburn has your home insurance cancelled or gone up thousands of dollars? I’ve been dealing with a never-ending nightmare in my insurance business and now these people just hammered you with a massive electrical rate increase on the heels of your insurance skyrocketing!!!

Even more outrageous is that the Board of Pioneer Energy voted for corporate welfare on the backs of the residential customers – handing business customers a 2% rate decrease at the same time!

It was put to me by multiple people at the meeting that the outcome appeared to be scripted. The staff of Pioneer Energy were way too quick and prepared to answer questions they had anticipated. The demeanor and countenance of the rate-hikers indicated they had all been contacted and knew the outcome before it happened. If indeed Jenine Windeshausen “ran a drill”, using her position as executive director to wield influence over members subject to the Brown Act (meaning that more than 2 can not talk outside of a public meeting about an issue) this would be grounds to recall her for a violation of the public trust.

Ripping off residential customers to subsidize rates for business clients is reason enough to recall her.

Be sure to thank Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler and Rocklin Councilmember Greg Janda for standing up and voting no.

The cover story for the consumer ripoff and corporate welfare is “paying off debt”. The debt held by the utility was only at a 3% interest rate and is now being paid for with a 25% rate increase. Only in the minds of government is that “fiscally responsible”, and only if you believe you are entitled to everyone else’s money that is.

Stay tuned to Right on Daily for more on the Pioneer 5, the mavens of corporate welfare that gave away the store on the backs of residential ratepayers…

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.