Apr 082019

Over the years, I have done a ton of research on Rodney Stanhope. He is one of the biggest disasters in politics I have ever seen. He seemed to be able to reinvent himself to hitch on with various campaigns. It seemed to stop after the 2014 election when he worked for the last-place finisher in AD73.

Stanhope really came on to my radar screen in 2006 during the Bill Jones for Senate Campaign and his erratic pattern, that I’d later recognize as drug addiction was in full effect.

Yup. A felony warrant for domestic violence and skipping out on his court date. What a coward.

In 2015 – Stanhope was arrested for Felony Domestic Violence and a Judge actually granted a restraining order. Several women had tried previously and none succeeded until 2015. The 2015 Felony case went nowhere. Then in 12/9/2018, Rodney got caught beating up another woman.

Rodney Stanhope also did work for Beth Gaines. He seemed to fit right in with Sssssteve Davey who was fired for some graphic and grotesque behavior towards female staff. Stanhope appears to prefer to just beat them up rather than Davey whose filthy mouth was the issue.

INEXPLICABLY, Stanhope got 227 votes for Vice Chair of the CAGOP in 2013. I know more than one person who got attacked for not supporting this “True Conservative” by some of the fringe elements within the CAGOP (aka Tea Party). Part of my disdain for the Tea Party is their affinity for frauds like Rodney Stanhope, Tim Donnelly, Chuck DeVore and others. It was never ideological.

According to my research, Stanhope has had well over 20 addresses in the last 20 years. It appears he could have as many as 9 children by 8 Women. I know 100% of 7 by 6 different women and have stories about others – including Rodney posting on Facebook about his 14 year old daughter at the time that he’d never met.

He has had several delinquencies of Child Support, most would be claimants have just given up. He had a misdemeanor assault conviction that preceded his felony arrests.

Stanhope stuck to cash jobs for years in order to avoid wage garnishments and tax liens. In fact, he had as many as 6 tax liens at the time he ran for CAGOP Vice Chair (and got 227 votes). He also had a judgement against him for writing bad checks to a contractor.

He was known to drink heavily and use Methamphetamine. The stories about his substance abuse are legion. You can see time and again, court documents referring to it.

The moral to the Rodney Stanhope story, beyond the political stupidity of people hiring this guy or voting for this guy is clear. He is the face of Drug and Alcohol addiction mixed in with having no conscience or shame. (Aka a Sociopath)

Stanhope is 51, and has left a trail of destruction in his life. People in CAGOP Politics have enabled this guy because they lacked the discernment or they willfully chose to ignore his behavior. In 22 years in CAGOP politics I have seen this behavior repeat.

It is my opinion that Stanhope is a hopeless alcoholic-addict. Unless Rodney admits he has a problem, no one can do a thing. Incarceration is the appropriate end for him as he will continue his trail of destruction if he remains a free man.

The people that voted for this guy for CAGOP Chairman or who hired this guy repeatedly in campaigns really need to learn something from their part in the whole saga of more and more conmen will ply their trade within our ranks.

Apr 212015

Please note that sources within El Dorado County have indicated that for the first time a Woman has successfully gotten a restraining order against Stanhope. (We’ve documented at least three other incidences.) The victim of the below mentioned crime got a 3 year restraining order against Stanhope.

A major operative in El Dorado County’s Republican Party has been arrested on felony willful infliction of corporal injury of a cohabitant charges.

Rodney Stanhope, 47, is married, but the alleged victim was not his wife. The Placerville resident was arrested earlier this month.

Stanhope was the executive director of the El Dorado County Republican Central Committee in 2010 and a paid consultant on the failed Mike Owen for county auditor campaign in 2014. Stanhope also worked on the campaigns of disgraced former Supervisor Ray Nutting, Sheriff John D’Agostini, Rep. Tom McClintock, and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. In 2011, Stanhope represented Gaines at a campaign function.

Most recently, Stanhope was working with the Dave Pratt’s 2016 supervisorial campaign.

This is not Stanhope’s first run-in with the law. In 2009, a Central Valley couple sought a restraining order to stop Stanhope from, among other things, harassing their 14-year-old daughter. In 2012, a Pollock Pines woman sought a restraining order to stop Stanhope from sending her threatening text messages.

Whoops. I told you so.

Article credit: Lake Tahoe News

Please note that they did repeat one of Stanhope’s many lies – Stanhope never did work for the El Dorado GOP. He was an independent contractor on a very short term project before getting fired.

Update – Kim Pratt just commented that Stanhope’s connection to Dave Pratt is yet another lie. Imagine that.

El Dorado County Political Update – Dear Sheriff, Watch Out

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Apr 072015

Everyone knows that El Dorado DA Vern Pierson is vicious, vindictive and has been emboldened by putting the Nutting notch in his political belt. (You can bet he will try to parlay that lynching in to a campaign issue for a future run for higher office)

Pierson also took a run and Dan Dellinger and Cris Alarcon – who ran Sheriff D’Agostini’s campaign. While Pierson’s sock puppets Clinchard and his assistant got mailed back to Placerville in pieces on that case – the issue stands, Vern Pierson has people in his cross-hairs.

So you would wonder why the good sheriff would be associating with individuals who have a laundry list of issues.

This is a picture of the recent felony arrest of Rodney Stanhope on 3/31. He beat up his girlfriend. Two days later, he conned his way back in to his Wife’s house again.

For the last three years, I have listened to various political activists complain that the Sheriff has been protecting this guy as his drug addiction has progressed to the point where he is getting physically violent with the women in his life.

True to his sociopathic lack of conscience, he is claiming to be the victim. He posted pictures of himself (with “injuries”)on his social media in a pre-emptive effort as the fight occurred two days before he was arrested. What a guy. His tea-party enablers were right there to aid him in his delusions.

Mr. Stanhope has already been convicted of battery once. Recent social media posts suggest that he may have broken the finger of the same victim in a drunken / or meth-induced rage a few weeks prior.

His current wife, whom he left to go live with the victim had told me that Mr. Stanhope had gotten physically violent with her at least twice when she found his dope. I have this in writing.

And, she took him back.

Stanhope still has six outstanding tax liens and his wife indicated that she was paying his child support for him, but stopped paying in October when he moved out to cheat on her when they separated. Where is the county of El Dorado? Where is the IRS or the Franchise Tax Board?

And, she took him back.

While Mr. Stanhope was living with this other woman, he went to local suppliers for his business(that is in his wife’s name due to the tax liens he is avoiding paying) and attempted to charge large batches of supplies to his wife. Once, she even paid a $3k bill.

And, she took him back.

Rodney Stanhope’s Driver’s license has been suspended for quite a while (reputedly nearly two years) for – not paying a traffic ticket! Where is the Sheriff???

I guess the fetching Mrs. Stanhope will have to drive him around, as well.

Sounds like Springer show crap.

Why was the Sheriff down at the shed while he was living with this other woman? Did the sheriff go down there to make sure Rodney was not pocketing the money from the Shed as he had in years past? (as alleged by two of his exes)

I have to seriously question the blind spot of the Sheriff of El Dorado County. There have been other social media pictures of him hanging out having beers with Mr. Stanhope.

It would be one thing if the issues were in the past, even five years ago. But everything mentioned in this blog is recent and/or ongoing.

Given that Vern Pierson is on the hunt for his political enemies, it may serve the Sheriff well if he is never seen in public again with Mr. Stanhope (or anyone else that has similar issues).

Just sayin’

Rodney Stanhope Update – Civil Harassment Case #5 and More ruined campaigns???

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Dec 282014

Several People have come forward, and some even on the record. I am choosing to keep all females that are willing to go on the record still anonymous due to Rodney’s pattern.

Rodney Stanhope has demonstrated by his actions that he is a bully who scares people with threats and intimidation. Up until recently, I thought Rodney was a loud-mouthed sissy in addition to a Sociopath. Now, I have been told of a few instances of physical abuse, including incidences that people believe Stanhope caused a female campaign worker a concussion.

It makes sense, doesn’t it? He brags about “not being born with a guilt gene”.

One candidate told me flat out that Stanhope had the checks written to his wife’s business in order to avoid child support garnishments.

Another candidate, Chris Mitchum, went on the record with the following:

THANK you for your email! Rodney was hired by my consultant from a recommendation from the McClintock camp. He was a total disaster. NEVER, that I know of, walked a precinct nor brought in any Vols. (deleted) was “hired” by him. When I got his final bill, I didn’t want to pay him but my consultant said to pay so there wouldn’t be negative noise. I paid. He was fired. (The bill covered her fees, by the way)

My Fiancée, who is very intuitive, disliked him at once and said, “Get rid of him. Don’t let him come to functions.”

Well, he’s gone without, I might add, recommendation!

Mitchum fired Stanhope after the primary and after he is alleged to have physically assaulted another campaign worker. This worker was hired by Rodney without Mitchum’s knowledge and like so many before, Stanhope attempted to not pay her… but Mitchum made good on it himself. All that said, I have found out that the stiffed worker may not have ended up getting paid even after Mitchum attempted to make it good!

In my research, I have discovered that Stanhope has been taken to court by several freaked out women.

1. In 2005-6 an ex-girlfriend that Stanhope stole money from and smeared as a stripper took him to court. It references 2am text messages, meth use and excessive drinking. (I remember him calling her a stripper and the court documents refer to $4k that he took from her and of course never repaid)

2,3. In 2009, two more complaints from a couple of scared little girls whom stanhope referred to as hoochies, Stanhope also is alleged to have left peanut shells on their doorstep (they have severe peanut allergies) and the documents detail Meth Use, alcohol abuse and Stanhope locking his then-girlfriend’s nieces in the dark garage.

Stanhope left this girlfriend, pregnant and married his current wife before she gave birth and ended up on welfare. (according to accounts from sources and court documents and simply piecing together the timeline)

4. El Dorado County, while trying to glory-seek under the guise of a search for a missing girl… Rodney went berzerk because someone got in his way. This is how a sociopath operates, they get violent when they believe someone is denying them what is theirs. Stanhope repeated his psychotic pattern on the Sand Fire and was dismissed as a volunteer by the local Red Cross. (again, several sources reported this)

5. While “working” on the Tim Donnelly campaign. (BTW – Sarah Stanhope appears on his reports as a payee, once again keeping everything out of Rodney’s name) Monterey County’s website indicated another court appearance for Stanhope. I am going to get a copy of the court documents from Monterey County myself. I will lay odds they are replete with threats of physical violence and f-bombs. I’d also bet that there is at least one 2am timestamp on a text message. Think Patterns people.

During the same time in early 2014 that Stanhope was racking up case #5, he was back east destroying the campaign of Matt Jenkins for Congress in Alabama. The story from there was about Rodney sleeping with at least two college republicans in the area, binge drinking and basically making a fool of himself before Jenkins sacked him.

The SPAN network of Tim Core and Dave Miller fame had picked up Jenkins as a candidate and had sent Stanhope out there to help. Stanhope was also fired by SPAN after posting a video rant attacking “Right-Wing Christians” over the issues they had with Jenkins’ interesting stance on Same-Sex Marriage. Stanhope pulled the video, but I and many others saw it. Stanhope has an interesting history on the Gay Rights issue that we may go in more depth on in a later post.

If you think about it, Jenkins could have won that seat in Alabama and Mitchum came within inches of beating Lois Capps. In fact, the DCCC had to attack Mitchum in this allegedly safe Dem seat. Mitchum with a fraction of Abel Maldonado’s resources outperformed him severely.

Matt Jenkins for Congress.
Mitchum for Congress.
Bryson for Assembly.
Clair(e) McNeal
Two non-Republican local candidates

All lost and with the exception of Mitchum, badly. This is just the Stanhope candidate train-wreck circa 2014.

Rodney Stanhope is a disaster and 227 people voted for this guy in 2013. People are lining up to support him again.

P.S. Stanhope thinks I put my own “Draft Aaron F Park” Facebook page to run against HIM for CRP Vice Chair. These are the sorts of things he does to justify his behavior, I guess.


Rodney Stanhope Update 12-17-2014… “Relationship” Update + Christmas Shed Update

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Dec 172014

I don’t know why I keep writing about Rodney Stanhope. Maybe it is that I need to blow something up, or maybe it is that there are no elections, I’m bored and people keep messaging / emailing / texting / calling me.

Rodney can’t help himself – he has told people he was born without a “guilt gene”. It seems to make sense as the man has no shame and continues to con people even as the universe of burnt people grows.

It is my opinion that Mr. Stanhope fits the classic profile of a sociopath, no guilt, no remorse, no shame.

Witness his recent facebook postings about how he is getting a divorce and how he is the victim – even though today he posted that he is in a “New Relationship” while his enablers were clicking like. His current wife was cheated on several times that I am aware of. No big deal – Rodney is the victim here.

The inserted picture here is blatant evidence that while Rodney is still married and is posting about being in a new relationship, he is propositioning a third woman in this text message exchange.

As previously chronicled, Mr. Stanhope had an affair twice with another campaign staffer and in between retained the services of a Prostitute in 2014. I am sure there are others, they may come forward as the others have.

Every year since 2002, Rodney Stanhope has slept in a tough shed for 12-14 days to collect “toys for the troop’s kids”. As documented here, one year it was used as alternative sentencing for his assault conviction (that he just completed the probation for in 2013) Originally, Stanhope was part of the CRVA who disassociated themselves from him after one season due to Mr. Stanhope’s need to have the spotlight all to himself.

What I learned today in multiple on-line chats is that Mr. Stanhope in the opinion of several women that know him has stolen several toys from the effort every year in addition to “significant amounts of cash”.

Quote 1: “And yes – I saw him loading stolen toys into his car in 2010. He said (current wife) wanted things for herself and for —- (her son). I didn’t actually see him take the stuff from the toy shed – he had a loaded box in the shed he slept in the night we were there to move him out. But they were new toys.

Every one of Rodney’s exes always comment about how he is always broke… one of the chats yielded this bombshell: He wants to go sit in that tuff shed every winter to help other kids and he ignores his own kids. WTH? What kinda crap is that??!?? He steals from the shed every year. He walks away with cash and lots of it – and later added – [child]…always got nice gifts after the shed thing is done. He had spending money after that too. [deleted] has talked about the same thing too. He has cash after that thing is done.

In hand-written notes I have confirmation from other women of the exact same pattern.

Court documents show allegations that Rodney keeps alcohol in and may have even used drugs while in the shed. I have seen his bottles in the shed first-hand. I have seen him steal money from people myself in other venues – granted all instances I saw personally are over 9 years old, but why would that change now?

In another posting on Facebook – Rodney posted pictures of himself with a daughter he says he was meeting for the first time. From my chats with several women, I have been able to deduce that the child is roughly 14, is likely child #4 that Rodney fathered in between marriage #2 and #3. Court Records show court-ordered paternity tests in 2001 and 2004. The 2001 test would be consistent with a 14-year-old kid today.

The story is that the mother of that child was on welfare and of course the state wanted to go after the father in an attempt to recover some of the money. Rodney first attempted to deny paternity and the test came up that he was the father. in 2013, when running for CRP Vice-Chair the first time, Rodney lied about the 2001 paternity test while challenging the voracity of this blog, his friends in the Tea Party Caucus believed him without ever following up.

The situation with this “newly found” daughter could explain why Mr. Stanhope does not have a checking account, works cash jobs only, lives on Wal-Mart and Cash Cards and has nothing in his own name. Literally, dozens of people have told me about this as it appears odd to everyone.

Mr. Stanhope is currently under a court order in El Dorado County, but it is unclear if that order is for this child.

If you have not read enough yet – add this story in. In 2011 a generator disappeared from the Shed. Allow my sources to kick in:

Also in 2011 the Guard group he usually worked with was refusing to be there because they said he stole a generator from them and money. I heard that myself because [details deleted to protect identity of source]. Don’t know what eventually happened, because when I asked him about it later he said they were wrong and it got resolved.

Then in a separate chat – this bombshell: One year his generator was “stolen”… and the news showed up to interview him… Except it was in [deleted] garage! … He was tearing up in that interview and everything! He won the daytime Emmy that day

If you donate to the Rodney Shed Effort – based on the above, I can say that it will likely go in to Rodney’s pocket and in to his habit.

One of my sources told me that Rodney has a suspended license for a Failure to Appear: I heard it on the scanner the other night, when he called EDSO on [deleted], because she locked him out LMAO… They ran him and he is on a suspended license and a FTA not at warrant status YET…

Yes, this guy got 227 votes for CRP Vice Chair in 2013. A con artist.