Jan 172024

I got an email back from Placer County Clerk-Recorder Ryan Ronco about a couple of Postcards I got here at my command post 5,140 Feet in Elevation.

The email is posted in its’ entirety. This is valuable information for ANYONE that cares about election integrity.

Hello Aaron –

Sorry for my delayed response – I was back east last week to (PERSONAL DETAILS REDACTED) and I’m catching up with emails.

Yes, this post card is the result of my office finally being able to cancel your voter registration.

Back in September of 2020, we moved your record to the inactive voter file after we received undeliverable election mail returned to us in advance of the November 2020 election (as a reminder, voters in the inactive file do not receive vote-by-mail ballots, voter information guides, or other election mail – more on this topic below).  In accordance with federal law, after two consecutive federal general elections without any contact from the voter (in your case, November 2020 and November 2022), we can move the voters from the inactive file to the cancelled file. Your record was moved from the inactive file to the cancelled file on December 6, 2023, which was the last day we could cancel voters from the inactive file before federal law forbids cancellations of inactive voters within 90 days of a federal election.

I believe in the Right On Daily blog you mentioned that you contacted my office when you moved so that your voter registration would be cancelled.  I’m absolutely not doubting you did that – you are one of those very few registered voters who would ensure your record was cancelled in your previous county of residence after a move (if everyone did that, there would be no need for an “inactive voter file”).  However, I don’t have a record of that correspondence.  According to our records, we moved you from the active file to the inactive file because we sent you something (probably our residency confirmation postcard that we send before the primaries in Placer County) that came back as undeliverable.

As I mentioned above, voters in the inactive file do not receive voter information guides, vote-by-mail ballots, or other official election mail from my office.  They might still receive political mail from campaigns if the campaign purchased my data before we moved the voter to the inactive file and if the campaign did not pay for periodic data updates.  They also might get some official mail from my office depending on WHEN we move the voter to inactive status – our data is usually sent to the vendors who print our vote-by-mail ballots and our voter information guides (two different vendors with two different production schedules) about 60 days before an election, so there could be some people who were active when we sent the voter file to the vote-by-mail ballot printing/mailing vendor and then they become inactive a few days later once we receive and process a piece of undeliverable mail.  I know that you mentioned in the Right On Daily blog that one of you received a ballot (according to the new homeowner at your previous address) in the November 2020 election.  Assuming it was in fact a ballot and not some other piece of mail (I don’t know where that person may have lived before moving into your old house, but some voters mistake the “Sample Ballot and Voter Information Guide” as the official ballot if they came from a state that has no voter information guide), it would have been the last ballot received at that address for the Park family – once a voter is on the inactive file, vote-by-mail ballots are not printed and mailed for subsequent elections unless the voter returns to the active voter file.

By the way, if we are contacted with an official form that allows for cancellation (like a death certificate, a United States Post Office change of address postcard, or a “Voter Action Request Form” from my website), we are able to bypass the inactive file and immediately cancel the voter.  Therefore, there aren’t a lot of dead people laying around waiting for cancellation – once we get word that they are deceased (which I get directly from the county and state since I’m the County Clerk and the keeper of the county vital records), they are cancelled from the active voter file.

That is probably more information than you wanted, but I have been meaning to connect with you about your post for quite some time now (just way too busy, unfortunately).  Please let me know if my explanation is unclear and I’d be happy to take another stab at the answer.

Hope all is well.  My best to you.



There are a lot of useful facts in here from an ethical and trusted County Clerk. Make notes. Thanks for reading.

Jan 082024

Whoops. Your intrepid blogger has been told that the leadership of the Placer GOP is actively seeking to re-open the endorsement question in Placer’s 4th Supervisorial District.

As a public service to my readers and friends on the Placer GOP, your intrepid blogger has done some digging… and have found out a lot of interesting things about the erstwhile “Republican” Supervisor Suzanne Jones.

The most important appointment a Supervisor Makes is their Planning Commissioner. In the case of Suzanne, her choice is one that the Placer Business community is constantly at odds with: Daniel Woodward who is a Registered Democrat.

Planning commissioners are responsible for Re-Districting, and have a lot of say in what gets built where. In the case of Woodward, he has been a constant roadblock to anything resembling infrastructure and future development. And, he is reputed to be a progressive liberal democrat as well. This is a direct attack on the way of life you enjoy in Placer County!

But wait – There’s More!

Mental Health, Alcohol, & Drug Advisory Board – Suzanne Jones Appointed: Lisa Cataldo – Green Party.
This is the largest portion of the county budget there is! Think of this, Suzanne Jones appointed a far-left activist to the department that runs homeless programs. Does this person support unlimited Marijuana Grows in Placer County? (fyi: The Green Party Platform supports legalizing drugs) We all know that the far-left of California have made the homeless problem into a severe mess and one of their own was helped into a position of power by Suzanne Jones. This is a direct attack on your way of life.
Why did Suzanne Jones pick this person with the amount of power this position has? She put a far-left activist in a department with a budget in excess of 1/3 of a Billion Dollars!
Civil Service Commission: Tameka Usher – American Independent
This commission has influence over labor union contracts with public employees. Research shows that Tameka is a career bureaucrat with extensive government experience. From a fiscally conservative perspective whose side will she be on? Based on my research, it looks like Government.
Here is another – the Placer Library Advisory Board: Donja Marie GarveyDemocrat.
To those of you concerned about pornography in libraries, the party that calls any attempt to review and scrutinize books for content “book banning” has one of their own on the Placer Library Board. Can you trust this person to stand up for parents? Why didn’t Suzanne Jones talk to the American Council for example for a recommendation before appointing a liberal democrat to the library board?
Now – as to the rest of her appointments:

Granite Bay MAC: 

Virgil Anderson R
Nick Johnson R
Gary Flanagan R
Amber Beckler NPP
Kristine Johnson D
Sandra Harris R
Christopher Hill NPP
The Granite Bay MAC has historically been a roadblock to development and progress in Granite Bay, but this group is frequently overridden by the Board of Supervisors (Think about the recently built senior living facilities for example). While Sandy Harris is a Republican, my experience with her going back years is she is virulently anti-growth and has a penchant for supporting liberal Republicans and non Republicans for office.
Amber Beckler – registered as an NPP has been a mainstay based on what I have seen, at campaign events for the few Democrats that Placer County had in office (before Suzanne Jones started appointing a bunch of them). She was part of the anti-Republican coalition that supported Suzanne Jones for office in the first place.
Rounding out the list…
Older Adult Advisory Commission: Karen Flanagan R
Assessment Appeals Board: Adam C. Brown R
Parks Commission: Virgil Anderson R
14 total appointments: 7 Republicans, 3 Dems, a Green, an AIP and two NPP, one of which is known to favor democrats openly. Worse, the two most powerful positions a supervisor can appoint feature a Dem and a Green.
Suzanne Jones is not a Republican. Fraud Alert Issued. Defend Placer County’s way of life, fire Suzanne Jones now.
Dec 272023

It is very simple. I have known Jeff Moss for 20 years. While I have not had a ton of interactions with him in that time, what I remember well is he has been on the right side of every issue conservatives care about. The most memorable one for me is when he was a part of dealing with the Fire Unions and their demands for pay and benefits that would have forced huge tax increases on the residents of the district.

He has also been at odds with the leftists, NIMBY’s and Enviros. The fact that the community was able to so quickly rally around him is further indicative of the life he has lived.

With regard to Karen Henson who I am un-endorsing in favor of Moss. She had ample time and opportunity to make a campaign for herself. She failed to do so. I liked her, a lot.. but she is not a good or viable candidate. It is purely that.

AD-01 – the two democrats, five republican nightmare scenario that was constantly used as a reason why endorsements had to be made never materialized.

Only Tanessa Audette, Heather Hadwick, Mark Mezzano and Melissa Hunt filed for election. While I am drawing a retainer from Heather Hadwick, allow me to as unbiased as I can offer an analysis:

Tanessa is from Bethel Church in Redding. This Church is a gigantic block of voters in AD01 and it appears that Tanessa believes she will get them all (or most of them). Remember, both Dahle’s got over 80% of the vote in Shasta County and it was believed that Bethel was the reason. While Tanessa still works for Brian Dahle, she is not Brian Dahle and those kinds of phenomena rarely transfer to non-family member candidates. Bethel is also a lightening rod in the community and is a source of controversy.

As I filter through the information about Tanessa, she’d like to believe that the four county GOP endorsements she has were about her, but they were more about anti-Dahle sentiment than anything. (El Dorado could be an exception to this)

My main concern about Tanessa is when she is fully vetted, it is not going to end well. How far do her opponents and detractors go in their efforts to stymie her campaign?

Mark Mezzano is a candidate that should have been formidable. He has strong support in Shasta County from several on the GOP there. It appears that many if not most of Melissa Hunt’s core supporters have jumped in to Mark’s camp. That said, time and again, I have been treated to stories about Mezzano meeting stakeholders and fumbling time and again. Mezzano’s failure to advance to the top tier is 100% on him. He has a resume and would otherwise be qualified were he not saddled with the flaws he has as a candidate.

Melissa Hunt. She hates Les Baugh. She reportedly has launched in to tirades in public and on the phone when people have attempted to talk to her about her campaign’s failure to launch. Anyone that hates Les Baugh has a screw loose. It is clear that she filed for the election to give everyone the middle finger. When she finishes 4th in March she will most likely get even angrier.

Heather Hadwick. I work for her. She is the Bomb. I can’t be objective in my comments about her because I think she is a fantastic and overqualified candidate. She is also working very hard doing the things a candidate needs to do in order to be formidable.

Absent my bias, it is clear that Heather Hadwick is the front-runner because the people I know that do not support her are opposed to her for reasons outside of anything directly related to Heather, her platform or resume.

My guess is Tanessa and Heather are the two that advance to the fall melee.

As a side note, Doug LaMalfa endorsed a series of candidates for Supervisor in Shasta County. All are part of the “Anti-Bethel” crowd and to the best of my knowledge all are hostile to the Dahles. Nice to see there are still tribes in the North State.

Speaking of the Dahles, Megan Dahle and the troubled David Fennell are all that filed for the SD-01 Tilt. The race goes to the November Runoff and Fennell gets hammered worse than the Niners got by the Ravens on Christmas. Twice.

Party Time.

Jan 182023

The older I get, the more fun I have at the expense of the self-important. Where does your intrepid blogger show up next?

Here are some races your intrepid blogger is watching:

Placer County Supervisor District 3 and 4. With District 1 and 2 in the hands of solid conservatives and District 5, ably represented by Cindy Gustafson, all eyes are turning to D3 and D4.

While the far left of Placer County was celebrating Carol Garcia getting drawn into Sup D1 (she was in D4 for the last 20 years), they forgot that each district has 70 some thousand people. Suzanne Jones has been an Exxon-Valdez-style disaster of a Supervisor. She is going to get lit up like a Christmas Tree; it will be awesome as she does not have the Kirk Uhler Boogeyman and a democrat party Presidential Primary to draw out the enviro-nimbys in more significant numbers than the sane.

One candidate is relatively unknown but is a part of a local conservative group that has talked to many people. I have seen dozens of alleged self-funders over the years, and many, if not most, never write the check. Some do, and this unknown candidate could be one of them. If she does, this would instantly make her viable.

Roseville City Councilmember Bruce Houdesheldt is also making calls.

Either would be a significant upgrade from Suzanne Jones, who appears to have no core and also appears to have missed a few floors of the intellectual skyscraper.

The bottom line is that the people who filed tons of campaign finance complaints and celebrated defeating Kirk Uhler will have a far worse problem in 2024. They have a candidate who lacks almost every characteristic you need to mount a successful defense. The smartest thing Suzanne Jones could do is re-register democrat.

IN Sup D3, we will have a complete and total mess. Rocklin Councilman Ken Broadway and Former Rocklin Councilman David Butler lead the field. The token democrat is an unknown planning commissioner appointed by Jim Holmes. Holmes is the incumbent in Sup D3 but was also drawn out of his district.  The token democrat has been appearing at events all over the county in an attempt to try and ingratiate himself to people. The only reports your intrepid blogger has received about the guy is that he is full of himself. I am shocked, I tell you, Shocked.

Apparently, Jason Paletta learned nothing from his disastrous run in 2022. He has told people he is running for Sup D3. If Paletta is dumb enough to file and actively campaign, he will get wrecked.

Others are talking about running as well. However, there will be two vacancies on the Rocklin City Council! Why wouldn’t one of these other people look at that?

Then, there is also a vacancy in the Placer County Water Agency on D3 as the incumbent was also drawn out of his district. The boundaries of PCWA are the same as those of the Supervisor Districts.

Between the above and the potential vacancy of Bruce Houdesheldt and the upcoming vacancy in West Roseville due to term limits, there will be a lot of fun coming in 2024 – beyond the Presidential Election.

Dec 122022


This list was sent to me by a local GOP Activist / Party Officer. Meanwhile, the fabled Chinese Flag will be at half mast in front of the Sacramento Bee…

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Here is the schedule of our upcoming school board meetings where the Oath of Office will be taken by our brand new electeds!!
Please support them and attend if you can.
Eureka Union School Board – Robert Jamieson and Erin Grover
Monday, 12/12 – 5455 Eureka Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746 – Oath of Office @ 5:15PM
Dry Creek Joint Elementary School Board – Jason Walker, Jon Fenske and Jean Pagnone
Monday, 12/12 – Dry Creek District Education Center, 8849 Cook Riolo Road, Roseville, CA 95747 – Oath of Office @ 6PM
Loomis Town Council– Stephanie Youngblood and Amanda Cortez
Tuesday, 12/13 – 5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650 – Oath of Office at 7PM
Placer Union High School Board – Jessica Spaid and Casey Jeffreys
Tuesday, 12/13 – 3775 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA  95602 – Oath of Office @ 5PM
Auburn Union School Board – Greg Holt, Jayson Wedge and Renee Dowd
Wednesday, 12/14 – EV Cain Middle School (Dragila Gym) 150 Palm Ave, Auburn, CA 95603 – Oath of Office @ 6PM
Newcastle Elementary School Board – Jacqueline Lostritto
Wednesday, 12/14 – 645 Kentucky Greens Way, Newcastle, CA  95658. – Oath of Office starts before the 6PM meeting.
Placer Hills Elementary School Board – David McEntire, Breanna Spencer and Sadie Caldas
Wednesday, 12/14 – 16801 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista, CA  95722 – Oath of Office @ 6PM
Rocklin Unified School District – Tiffany Saathoff and Dereck Counter  
Wednesday, 12/14 – 2615 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677 – Organizational Meeting @ 630PM
Placer County Board of Education – Sergey Terebkov and Andrew Tagg
Thursday, 12/15 – Burns Room, 360 Nevada Street, Auburn CA 95603 – Oath of Office @ 5PM
Loomis Union School Board – Darcie Stratton and Mendi Chadwick
Thursday, 12/15 – H Clarke Powers Elementary Library, 3296 Humphrey Rd, Loomis, CA – Oath of Office @7PM
Roseville Joint Union High School Board – Marla Franz and Pete Constant
Thursday, 12/15 – District Administration Center, 1750 Cirby Way, Roseville, 95661 – Oath of Office @ 630PM
Western Placer (Lincoln) School Board – George Dykstra and Marjorie Proffitt
Tuesday, 12/20 – City Hall Building , 600 Sixth Street, 3rd Floor Lincoln, CA – Oath of Office @ 630PM