Beth Gaines Breaks Through With First Placer Endorsement – Rocklin Councilmember Scott Yuill

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Feb 012011

Read the post on the campaign website here.

ROCKLIN, CA — Rocklin City Councilman Scott Yuill has endorsed Republican Beth Gaines for the 4th Assembly District in the March 8 special election. Scott Yuill is a tax-fighting conservative and was the leading vote-getter in Rocklin in the 2010 city council elections.

“Beth Gaines represents the values we need in the legislature. She is a conservative who cares deeply about the community and understands the need to attract job-creating businesses to our area,” said Councilman Yuill. “I know Beth will do a great job for Rocklin and for the entire 4th district.”

Scott Yuill is a 22 year Rocklin business owner and past Chairman of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the City Council in November 2006 and reelected in November of 2010, when he was the top vote-getter in the city elections.

“It is an honor to have Scott’s support,” said Gaines. “He is doing a tremendous job for the people of Rocklin and I look forward to working closely with him on ideas to improve our local economy, attract business and make government at all levels more responsible with our tax dollars.”

Nov 082010

With Ted Gaines blowing out Roger Niello in the SD-01 Primary, it will touch off a chain-reaction.

Ken Cooley the Democrat is a huge underdog in the district which is tilted 18 points in the GOP’s favor.

This means barring something utterly amazing – Gaines wins. This vacates the AD04 seat which will touch off a feeding frenzy. Here are the prospective suitors:

1. John Allard – has been preparing to run for Assembly for a couple years. He is a City Council Member in Roseville, the largest city in the district. Allard would likely be supported by Tom McClintock, Dan Logue and a host of local electeds. Allard is termed out of Roseville City Council in 2012.

2. Scott Yuill – recently re-elected in Rocklin to City Council. He has been heavily recruited by Doug LaMalfa who needs friends after the win by Ted Gaines – given that LaMalfa’s staff have been on a revenge mission against anyone that supported LaMalfa’s primary opponent, the need for a friend is acute. Biggest question is why would Yuill run after recently getting re-elected just days ago?

Yuill and Allard would be the front-runners – Yuill would be regarded as the more moderate of the two.

3. El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting. Nutting represents only about 15,000 people. He is a conservative with a reputation for being an aggressive campaigner.

4. El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Briggs. Briggs and Nutting hate each other and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s race – won by Nutting’s candidate was a small county knock down drag out for the ages. Briggs will run if Nutting runs, specifically to deny him ElDorado County’s base, and setting up a re-match of the Sheriff’s race by proxy.

5. Auburn City Councilmember Mike Holmes. He would easily be the most moderate candidate in the field – recently supporting the Auburn Unified School District Parcel Tax Measure that failed.

6. Auburn City Councilmember Kevin Hanley – endorsed Tom McClintock over Doug Ose, distinguishing himself from almost every local elected in Placer County. Could compete with Allard for McClintock endorsement if he ran.

7. Auburn City Councilmember Keith Nesbitt. Another “Auburn Moderate”.

8. Michael Babich – ran against Tom McClintock in the 2010 Primary. Conservative University Professor with a small, yet loyal following.

9. Spencer Short – Lincoln City Councilmember whose name always pops up in higher office discussions. Regarded as a moderate – just lost a battle to institute a utility tax in Lincoln, his two endorsed candidates lost to two Tea Party Members and could be subject of a recall by said Tea Party.

10. Suzanne Jones. Ran for Congress in 2008, getting 5% of Vote in the Ose v McClintock epic battle. Ran for AD-05 in 2010, got around 11% of the vote. Ran for Placer County Board of Education fall 2010, won with 38% of the vote. (4,600 votes total)

11. Donald Wilson – head consultant for Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee. We recently re-elected to Center Unified School District board with about 700 votes. (where’s his base?)


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Nov 022010

As of 12:30 AM: It was a close race and Janda was game.

Number of Precincts   48  
Precincts Reporting   48 100.0 %
Vote For   2  
Total Votes   26723  

SCOTT YUILL   6751 25.26%
DIANA RUSLIN   5482 20.51%
GREG JANDA   5105 19.10%
MARK KLANG   3195 11.96%
GARY A. LANE   1836 6.87%
MICHAEL ROSE   1634 6.11%
MICHAEL MURPHY   1561 5.84%
Write-in Votes   67 0.25%

Scott Yuill / Diana Ruslin Mailer Review

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Oct 172010

Scott “The Boogie Man” Yuill checks in with a solid offering.

The mailer is replete with the obligatory monster endorsement list and the “Pictures of Scott” – and lots of them.

When I said lots of Pictures – take a look.

The most important part of the mailer – the bullets specifying that he voted for 10 Million in spending cuts and that he voted against the cable tax increase.

I defy any anti-establishment types to criticize that.

Take a look at the outside leaf – and then the front cover of the mailer.

Scott looks so pretty in that suit- now I know why there are so many pictures of him in his mailer 🙂

(I don’t even own a suit… I think I have a tie or two somewhere, maybe I’ll have to get an in-kind from someone if I run)

The negatives about Scotts’ Mailer – TOO MUCH INFORMATION! That’s really the only drawback, but it is a solid effort at 7.5. (Gets marked off for looking “establishment”.)

Diana Ruslin’s Mailer:

It is clean, crisp and matches Diana’s personality to a tee. Here I am, this is who I am – NOW VOTE FOR ME! 😉

Side One of the 8.5X11 Postcard features a quote from Conservative Assemblymember Ted Gaines – Very Good Feature.

Rocklin Needs Diana’s Leadership and I am Proud to Endorse Her Campaign!

Secondly – how many establishment types put their phone number with an invitation to call on their mail?

Third – it lists her community service… which the Sacramento Bee views as inferior to owning a business.

Side Two of the 8.5X11 mailer is the agenda – if is more thorough than any other candidate’s agenda.

I suppose between the endorsement list (which is half the size of Scott Yuill’s) and the community service list could get twisted to look “establishment”.

All in All – Diana gets an 8 for her mailer. You’ll note that I gave Janda an 8.5 in a previous post.

The reason is Janda’s mailer was smaller, to the point quicker and looked far less establishment. In another cycle – I’d have criticized it for not having enough… but 2010 is a bizarre election cycle.

The bottom line – Scott Yuill and Diana Ruslin helped themselves with their mailers.

Both of them justified this blogger’s support of them with the information put forth in their mailers.

Rocklin City Council Update Part 4 – Right On Daily Goes Public for Diana Ruslin

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Oct 152010

It is common knowledge amongst those “in the know” in Rocklin that I am close to Kathy Lund. Many figured I was supporting Diana Ruslin as a result.

Let me tell you, it is not that easy.

I am and always will be a fire-breathing conservative until the day I die. If I run for office – I will run as an unapologetic Conservative. This likely assures me of never getting the endorsement of the Sacramento Bee, or Gold Country Media.

Diana earned my support for a couple reasons – but let me start by explaining where I am at with the other candidates.

Aman Singh – please contact me. We’d love to get you involved in local Republican Party Politics.

Michael Murphy – please take your medication.

To the others – Like Mr. Singh – please get involved in the local party, we need you.

Mark Klang – has been a friend for several years. I completely understand his desire to serve and actually agree with more than one of his beefs regarding the decisions made at the City Council Level. I was part of the 16% that voted no on the Park Tax.

I practice an old Maxim in business – when I criticize someone or something, I always try to offer an alternative solution. Having read Mark’s literature and having spoken with him at length – I wanted to see more solutions from him.

The Placer Herald articles which basically used Mark as an attack dog to stir up controversy did not assist Mark’s image at all. Either the Herald was trying to make Mark look like he was failing his anger management courses or they were trying to promote him at the expense of Greg Janda, Diana Ruslin and Scott Yuill.

Greg Janda – not ready for Prime-Time. Yes, the $14K is impressive and shows that Mark has made a lot of friends over the years. I also respect Bill Halldin’s opinion and have had positive interactions with Brett Storey.

Greg has led with his religious right when I have seen him in public. I salute that – especially with the concerted effort by the left to exterminate faith and its’ influence from society. The anti-religious biases of many have caused several candidates I have seen try to downplay their faith.

Greg Janda should run again and I mean that – but the elementary mistakes he’s made suggest that he needs some more time to come in to his own as a “public figure”.

It would be my natural inclination to support Greg Janda or my friend Mark Klang if I had not been able to get to know Diana Ruslin.

For example, Greg Janda did not get endorsed by some of the local Moderates or the education establishment that I and the GOP Central Committee have run afoul of in the past.

(If I run for Rocklin City Council – this will be my primary baggage)

In fact- one of Diana Ruslin’s primary supporters is Peter Hill. Hill left the Republican Party because he felt stung over the Central Committee endorsing Ed Rowen and David Nelson over him in 2008.

As it relates to this election: So What.

If I run for Rocklin City Council – I’ll meet with as many stakeholders as I can. If they endorse me, they will be endorsing me right-wing and all. If they don’t, they don’t.

Diana met with all kinds of people  and they all fell like matchsticks.

Now, why is that? Is it because Diana is a squish? Nope.

Will Diana raise taxes? Not likely.

Will Diana actively oppose Charter Schools? Not Likely.

Is it because Peter Hill Controls her and got the good ‘ol boys to endorse?

I’ve heard it all.

I believe that Diana Ruslin has been attacked as being a puppet of Peter Hill – because she is female. When I shredded the Sacramento Bee for their patronization of Ruslin – chauvinism was the overriding theme.

You’d think with Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman bearing the standard for the GOP in California that people would get over it. Women in office are here to stay.

Diana Ruslin is the real deal – take it from this fire-breathing Conservative. She has universal appeal because of who she is – not because of who she’s affiliated with.

I wrote previously that when I look in to the eyes of Scott Yuill, I see an honest man.

If this blog curries any influence with your decisions of who to vote for – then please join in voting for Diana Ruslin and Scott Yuill.