Feb 232022

The El Dorado West Republican Women had a candidate forum for #AD05 that Paletta was a confirmed speaker for. Paletta did not show.

Perhaps this is why:

It looks like Jason Paletta is attempting to walk into the base of support Jonathan Zachreson has/had. While I lampooned Zach because I knew he did not have critical mass, one thing he did have was a couple of education-focused groups on his side.

All this move shows me about Mr. Paletta is that he does not know the lay of the land politically in #AD05 and is untested and undisciplined as a candidate.

But maybe a better explanation for Paletta’s failure to appear to the Eldorado West RWF group is more straightforward… in a recent podcast, he dropped a couple of whoppers.

At 20:20 of the podcast linked, Paletta says, “I am only a Republican because I have to be.”

At 20:40, Paletta says, “Don’t push me as a Republican.” (He says this despite shopping for two congressional districts before settling on #AD05)

This is not exactly someone that cares to interact with his own base. My guess is the El Dorado GOP, who are meeting 2-28-2022 to endorse AD05, will reward Jason appropriately.

Feb 172022

The old Jesse Unruh Rule: You will never talk a man out of running for office or getting married. To tell you that this sort of occurrence is exceptionally rare is an understatement.



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 312022

AS you may recall, your intrepid blogger was involved in all of the school board races and I know who helped and who did not. Few did more than Joe Patterson. If you sit on a school board in AD05, it is time to Join up with Joe Patterson. You have a choice, someone who actually spent money and rallied support to elect school board members or 15,000 Facebook Likes. Choose wisely.

Press Release
January 31, 2022

Joe Patterson Releases Strong Local Education Coalition in Campaign for State Assembly
Rocklin, CA – – Today, Joe Patterson announced a strong coalition of local education leaders in his campaign for State Assembly. Placer County was one of the first areas in the state to reopen in-person instruction after Gov. Gavin Newsom directed schools to close in March 2020. Joe took immediate action locally to help ensure kids returned to school as early as possible.

“The broad coalition of education leaders supporting Joe shows he has been a strong local advocate for our students. We support Joe so strongly because he has a clear history of taking action to support our community’s children and schools. As a father with children in local schools, Joe understands that the challenges our schools are facing include keeping them open to in-person learning,” said Rocklin School Board Member Tiffany Saathoff. “Joe was a leader in efforts to reshape the school board in a way that puts students over politics. That’s why we need him at the State Capitol.”

Patterson’s education coalition includes leaders from Roseville and Rocklin two of the largest cities in the newly drawn 5th Assembly District including:

Tiffany Saathoff, Rocklin School Board Member
Rachelle Price, Rocklin School Board Member
Julie Hupp, Rocklin School Board Member
Dereck Counter, Rocklin School Board Member
Julie Constant, Roseville City School District Board Member
Pete Constant, Roseville Joint Union High School District Board Member
Dave Patterson, Placer County Board of Education
Cari Dawson Bartley, Sierra College Board of Trustees

Roseville Joint Union High School District Board Member, Pete Constant, added, “I’m happy to be an early endorser of Joe, and I expect this coalition is going to grow in the coming days, weeks and months. The past 24 months have been hard for students and parents and we need someone who will take action against special interests at the Capitol. The individuals who understand education know there will be no better advocate for our students than Joe Patterson and that’s why education leaders like me are supporting Joe for State Assembly. I will be going door to door encouraging voters to vote for Joe because I know he did that for our community’s children when they needed him.”

The newly drawn 5th Assembly District’s population is split between Placer and El Dorado Counties. For more information about Joe’s campaign, including the latest news please visit www.JoePatterson.com.