Feb 012022

I am not sure how I feel about this other than to say this will bring in some coin for Joe Patterson’s campaign and it is certainly more than 15,000 Facebook Likes.

I am not sure why Kevin Kiley is not on this list. It sends the wrong message for sure.

Press Release
February 1, 2022

Assembly Republican Leaders Endorse Joe Patterson for Assembly District 5

Rocklin, CA – – Today, Joe Patterson announced receiving the endorsement of Assembly Republicans from around the State of California to fill the open 5th Assembly District. The list includes Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron as well as several other Assembly Republicans. Previously Patterson announced the endorsement of Assemblymember James Gallagher.

The newly announced list of Assembly endorsements represents some of the top Republican leaders from around the State of California including:

Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron
Assemblymember Steven Choi
Assemblymember Laurie Davies
Assemblymember Heath Flora
Assemblymember Tom Lackey
Assemblymember Devon Mathis
Assemblymember Suzette Martinez Valladares
Assemblymember Randy Voepel
Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham
Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto

Joe Patterson has quickly become the leading candidate to fill the open 5th Assembly District already announcing raising more than $100,000 and securing key endorsements from around the District.  For more information on Joe’s campaign for State Assembly please visit www.JoePatterson.com.

About the 5th Assembly District

The 5th Assembly District is an open State Assembly District in northern California. The population is split between Placer and El Dorado counties and is home to the communities of Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Auburn, North Auburn, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Penryn, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Diamond Springs, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Auburn Lake Trails, Georgetown, Cold Springs, and Coloma.

Jan 312022

Pinkos of the world unite, Newsolini and Magic Johnson in an 80,000 person stadium without masks on

Press Release
January 31, 2022

Statement From Assembly District 5 Candidate Joe Patterson Regarding Governor’s Maskless Photo Hypocrisy
Rocklin, CA – – Today, Republican Assembly candidate Joe Patterson (AD 5) released a statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom and the hypocrisy regarding the mask mandates.

In a display of ultimate hypocrisy, Gavin Newsom continues to mandate one thing while doing another, “While Gavin Newsom parties with Hollywood elites, he has turned every teacher and business owner into mask police. Our kids are afraid to remove masks at school and employers can be fined by CalOSHA for not complying with his mask mandates. Most children and families are unable to afford luxury boxes at football games, so I demand that all Californians be able to ignore mandates when it comes to his misguided public health directives,” said Joe Patterson.

This statement follows a recent announcement of a coalition of education leaders giving their endorsement for Joe Patterson For Assembly. You can read that press release HERE.

The newly drawn 5th Assembly District is split between Placer and El Dorado Counties and includes the communities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, Placerville, Rocklin, and Roseville.

About Joe Patterson

Joe Patterson is a small-business owner in Placer County as well as an elected Councilmember to the Rocklin City Council.

On the Rocklin City Council, Patterson has a proven track record of leadership in the region. He has supported local businesses and non-profits with financial and regulatory relief both before and during the pandemic.

Joe and his wife Colleen have four young children that they are raising in the Placer County community. Patterson previously worked in the California State Legislature helping draft laws to increase penalties on sex offenders and prevent the early release of criminals. He previously served as Treasurer for the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation and prides himself in being one of the most accessible public servants in the region.

For more information about Joe and his campaign please visit www.JoePatterson.com.

Jan 242022
Dear Friends,

Earlier this month, I announced my campaign for the 5th Assembly District.  You can read the full release here. Since then I have been humbled by the amount of support I have received including the endorsements of Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblymember James Gallagher and many other local leaders and small-business owners.

All of this support makes me feel confident about winning this election, but I know that I won’t be able to do it without your support. On Thursday, February 17th from 5-6:30 PM we will be having our campaign kickoff event at the Pink Martini in Rocklin. You can download the flyer and RSVP by clicking the image below.

I hope you will be able to attend! However, if you can’t and you would still like to support you can mail in a contribution to the address on the form or you can donate HERE.

You can also share this event on Facebook and have your friends sign up for campaign updates at www.JoePatterson.com.

Thank you for your support! I look forward to a successful campaign and representing you and our communities in the Assembly!



Paid for by Joe Patterson for Assembly 2022. FPPC ID# 1443381
Sep 092010

Sierra College Trustee Candidate Howard Rudd has been using his connections developed over years in business and years of goodwill created to gain critical mass.

This blogger has been contacted by two local elected officials who have endorsed Howard Rudd.

Rudd was at the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce Breakfast and was well received. Rudd told this blogger that the response to his candidacy has been “excellent”. He went on to indicate that he has operations going in Nevada County – an area often overlooked by Sierra College Board candidates.

Rocklin City Council Race Update –

Diana Ruslin’s “Mom’s Army” have been out in force. She is the only candidate who has visited my home. According to Ruslin, her people have been walking the “high-propensity” areas of Rocklin for two weeks.

Ruslin and Janda were also in attendance at this morning’s meeting of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce.

Greg Janda is looking like a confident candidate with his talking points down cold. He is speaking with authority.

Janda and Ruslin offer contrasts in their presentation. It remains to be seen if the Community servant / Mom (Ruslin) or the confident businessman (Janda) will sell better.

Heck, they could both win and that would leave Mayor Scott Yuill out after one term.

(and don’t forget Mark Klang is on the ballot too)

Roseville City Council Candidate Sam Cannon is ramping up his campaign. to the surprise of many – being trapped in the capitol for this years’ legislative shenanigans has not cost Sam Cannon much. So much for the concerns over Cannon being “MIA”.

The general feeling on the street is that the race is between Sam Cannon and Tim Herman for seat number two. (Everyone believes that Susan Rohan will be elected mayor in a runaway)

This means that the fireworks could fly between the Cannon and Herman camp.

What about David Larson? He flunked his Dale Carnegie courses and his attempts to downplay his marriage to Brad have backfired. His Marriage is a hot topic of discussion in Sun City. The Dem Central Committee has endorsed him – but are doing precious little to help him.

Here are the issues – Tim Herman will point out his superior resume and Sam Cannon will point out that Tim Herman is a Liberal. ’nuff said.

Roseville Joint Union High School District Race – Both Linda M Park and Scott Huber have racked up impressive endorsement lists. Both will begin their campaign operations this weekend with volunteers walking precincts.

Expect to see lawn signs popping up all over the place.

Linda scored a major coup when her long time friend – Gina Garbolino endorsed her. On the heels of DA Scott Owens and Assessor Kristen Spears… Assemblymembers Ted Gaines and Dan Logue give Linda credibility and diversity in her support base.

The SD-01 Race is abuzz in this area. Everyone in insider circles is talking about it. Most in Placer are supporting Ted Gaines.

AD-05 Update: The SEIU just spent $75K on an IE to prop up Richard Pan. If you see Richard Pan in person, you’ll understand why the SEIU likes him… he can’t finish a sentence.

AD-05 Update: Andy Pugno Covered in Sac Bee (Who Highlighted Prop 8)

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Jun 202010

The Bee wants you to believe that Andy Pugno is all about Prop 8 only.

Andy Pugno’s Primary Opponents did as well.

The Bee story ends with this line – 

Candidate Pugno downplays the issue’s importance to him. That makes sense. Few voters care as deeply about it as he does. He needs to worry that voters fearing for their jobs might decide against launching the political career of a man for whom traditional marriage has been a cause and a calling.

First off – I am calling on the Bee to endorse Pan right now and get it over with.

Allow me to add a couple more lines:

Registration in the district is nearly even: 38.55 percent are registered Democrats; 38.58 percent are Republicans

Still, he wouldn’t mind if same-sex marriage flares as an issue. Proposition 8 won easily in the district, garnering 54 percent of the vote.

OK – so the Bee Article actually had some balance before their own social agenda got the best of them at the end.

Take a look again at some telling polling data from AD05:

Q1: Would you vote for a candidate who is Conservative or Liberal on Social Issues?

Conservative 58% / Liberal 32% / No Op 10%

Q2: More Government 18 / Less Government 76 / No Op 6

Q3: Would you vote for the candidate who

Wants to cut state services to balance the state budget – 58
Wants to Raise taxes to balance the state budget – 28
No Op -14

 Remember the post from a few months ago? Andy Pugno VS any Democrat – 18-20 point lead.

— and back to the Sacramento Bee story.

A row of American flags provided the backdrop as Pugno addressed more than 100 journalists and others, most of them hostile to him, in an auditorium at Hastings Law School, a few blocks from the court where history is in the works.

It is obvious that the Bee and the far left only read the polls they like. Amazingly enough – the polling data that came out this cycle was quite accurate.

With a Conservative district like AD05 – I am looking forward to seeing the below quotes finding their way in to people’s mailboxes:

“Pugno is the string puller. Pugno is clearly very politically ambitious and has an extreme right-wing agenda,” said Rick Jacobs, founder of the liberal political group Courage Campaign, who watched Pugno during the trial. “He must be stopped.”

Courage Campaign? Nice – tell people who they are and that will get Pugno about 5 extra points.

Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, and leader of the No-on-8 effort, said Pugno’s defeat will be a “top priority,” and called him “one of the most vocal advocates of discrimination in the nation.”

If they want to reprise Prop 8 in the district – I say bring it on.

And, again Andy Pugno continues to be the most underestimated force in Republican politics.