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Catharine Baker leads in race for re-election to Assembly

Volunteers and donors work together to achieve local election victories

Catharine Baker holds lead in a tight race for re-election in AD 16 which covers portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.   On the morning after election day, her lead was approximately 2800 votes with thousands of votes still to be counted.

Throughout the extended Bay Area, Republican candidates for local office who received support from both Republican volunteers and donors were able to win election.  Here are some of the candidates that won or were leading, who were endorsed by their local GOP county central committee and received funding from the Lincoln Club of Northern California.

  • Joe Gunter – Salinas Mayor
  • Lance Walker – Greenfield Mayor
  • Glenn Hendricks – Sunnyvale City Council
  • Ed Smith – Monterey City Council
  • Kathy Narum – Pleasanton City Council
  • Paul Resnikoff – Campbell City Council
  • Carrie Theis – Carmel City Council
  • Anita Enander – Los Altos City Council
  • Karen Stepper – Danville City Council
  • Robert Storer – Danville City Council
  • Paul Miller – Gonzalez City Council
  • Elizabeth Silva – Gonzalez City Council
  • Pat Lintell – Del Rey Oaks City Council
  • Peter Fung – El Camino Health Care District
  • Jim McLaughlin – Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Robert Varich – Campbell Union High School District
  • Maria Aguila – Novato Unified School District

Thanks to all our volunteers and donors who made these results possible.


Marla Livengood for 9th Congressional District

Marla Livengood is running in CD-9, one of the most winnable congressional districts in the Bay Area.  The district runs from Antioch all the way to the Central Valley, and it’s those more conservative Valley voters that improve prospects for a Republican candidate.

After spending much of her career representing farmers in Washington, DC and Sacramento, Marla Livengood wants to represent residents of the 9th Congressional District in Congress – particularly those Central Valley residents who are often neglected.

Livengood has worked in several policy related jobs and is currently Regulatory Affairs Manager for the California Strawberry Commission.  There she represents the farmers, processors, and shippers of California’s strawberry industry, which contributes $3 billon to rural economies.

Marla Livengood declares, “It angers me to see the Washington D.C. elite and self-serving special interests ignore our values of strong faith, family devotion and hard work. It will be my number one priority to represent you, not the entrenched party politicians.”

She describes some of the experiences that help her relate to the people of the district and want to represent them.  “As a full-time working mom, I too have to work harder and longer each year to keep up with skyrocketing costs and taxes. As someone who has worked in and for agriculture most of my life, I understand the struggles of both farmer and farm worker. And as a community volunteer, I know the significant needs in our community that must be addressed.”

The 9th Congressional District includes the northeast corner of Contra Costa County, most of San Joaquin County, and a bit of Sacramento County.  Its largest cities are Stockton and Antioch.  It includes rivers of the Delta and farmlands of the Central Valley.  See the map.

Marla Livengood was raised on her family’s farm in Collegeville, east of Stockton.  During her childhood she worked alongside her family at Sousa Farms.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from CSU Fresno.  

She learned much about public policy working for Congressman Richard Pombo and rose to serve as his Legislative Director.  In this role, Marla worked with both agricultural and transportation policy for the nation and staffed the related Committee assignments for the Congressman.

Marla Livengood has held other jobs assisting public agencies.  As the Legislative Affairs Manager for the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), Marla worked with local, state, and federal representatives to advance RTD’s new Regional Operations Facility.  She collaborated with various agencies to meet the needs of transit dependent individuals.  As Director of the California office of Jordan and Associates, Marla successfully attained federal support for projects that led to thousands of new jobs.

Active in the community, Marla serves on the San Joaquin County Aviation Advisory Committee, is a member of the Junior League of San Joaquin County, and is a delegate to the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee.

Marla and her husband Ray proudly call Lodi home and raise their three children there.  You can learn more about Marla Livengood’s campaign for Congress on her campaign website, www.marlalivengood.com.

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Audit Motor Voter program independently, California watchdog

By Bryan Anderson
Sacramento Bee
October 30, 2018

A state watchdog agency is urging California lawmakers to approve an independent audit of the state’s Motor Voter program, after the Legislature rejected one earlier this year.

The Little Hoover Commission on Oct. 26 sent a list of recommendations to Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers that included a nonpartisan state audit into the Department of Motor Vehicle’s handling of Motor Voter, which launched in April to automatically register voters.

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More than 100 local governments seek tax hikes to meet rising pension bills

By Chris Reed
CalWatchdog.com
October 29, 2018

Nine months after a League of California Cities report warned that pension costs were increasingly unsustainable, more than 100 local governments in the Golden State are asking voters for tax hikes on Nov. 6 – which Bond Buyer says is nearly double the record of 56 set in November 2016.

The Nov. 6 measures are on top of 36 city and county taxes that went before voters in the June 2018 primary.

Read More


California's Leaders Ban Affordable Health Coverage

Sally C. Pipes
Investor’s Business Daily
October 15, 2018

California just outlawed a form of health insurance that could save thousands of its residents millions of dollars.

Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 910, which bans the sale of short-term health plans — those that last less than a year and don’t have to comply with Obamacare’s many cost-inflating mandates. The law effectively nullifies a recent Trump administration rule that expanded access to the plans, which are significantly less expensive than those for sale on the Covered California exchange.

Obamacare upended the individual insurance market by imposing costly regulations on all conventional health plans. Its guaranteed issue mandate requires insurers to sell plans to all customers, regardless of their health status or history.

Read More


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Audit Motor Voter program independently, California watchdog

By Bryan Anderson
Sacramento Bee
October 30, 2018

A state watchdog agency is urging California lawmakers to approve an independent audit of the state’s Motor Voter program, after the Legislature rejected one earlier this year.

The Little Hoover Commission on Oct. 26 sent a list of recommendations to Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers that included a nonpartisan state audit into the Department of Motor Vehicle’s handling of Motor Voter, which launched in April to automatically register voters.

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Marla Livengood for 9th Congressional District

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Catharine Baker leads in race for re-election to Assembly

 Volunteers and donors work together to achieve local election victories

Catharine Baker holds lead in a tight race for re-election in AD 16 which covers portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.   On the morning after election day, her lead was approximately 2800 votes with thousands of votes still to be counted.

Throughout the extended Bay Area, Republican candidates for local office who received support from both Republican volunteers and donors were able to win election.  Here are some of the candidates that won or were leading, who were endorsed by their local GOP county central committee and received funding from the Lincoln Club of Northern California.

  • Joe Gunter – Salinas Mayor
  • Lance Walker – Greenfield Mayor
  • Glenn Hendricks – Sunnyvale City Council
  • Ed Smith – Monterey City Council
  • Kathy Narum – Pleasanton City Council
  • Paul Resnikoff – Campbell City Council
  • Carrie Theis – Carmel City Council
  • Anita Enander – Los Altos City Council
  • Karen Stepper – Danville City Council
  • Robert Storer – Danville City Council
  • Paul Miller – Gonzalez City Council
  • Elizabeth Silva – Gonzalez City Council
  • Pat Lintell – Del Rey Oaks City Council
  • Peter Fung – El Camino Health Care District
  • Jim McLaughlin – Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Robert Varich – Campbell Union High School District
  • Maria Aguila – Novato Unified School District

Thanks to all our volunteers and donors who made these results possible.

Marla Livengood for 9th Congressional District

Marla Livengood is running in CD-9, one of the most winnable congressional districts in the Bay Area.  The district runs from Antioch all the way to the Central Valley, and it’s those more conservative Valley voters that improve prospects for a Republican candidate.

After spending much of her career representing farmers in Washington, DC and Sacramento, Marla Livengood wants to represent residents of the 9th Congressional District in Congress – particularly those Central Valley residents who are often neglected.

Livengood has worked in several policy related jobs and is currently Regulatory Affairs Manager for the California Strawberry Commission.  There she represents the farmers, processors, and shippers of California’s strawberry industry, which contributes $3 billon to rural economies.

Marla Livengood declares, “It angers me to see the Washington D.C. elite and self-serving special interests ignore our values of strong faith, family devotion and hard work. It will be my number one priority to represent you, not the entrenched party politicians.”

She describes some of the experiences that help her relate to the people of the district and want to represent them.  “As a full-time working mom, I too have to work harder and longer each year to keep up with skyrocketing costs and taxes. As someone who has worked in and for agriculture most of my life, I understand the struggles of both farmer and farm worker. And as a community volunteer, I know the significant needs in our community that must be addressed.”

The 9th Congressional District includes the northeast corner of Contra Costa County, most of San Joaquin County, and a bit of Sacramento County.  Its largest cities are Stockton and Antioch.  It includes rivers of the Delta and farmlands of the Central Valley.  See the map.

Marla Livengood was raised on her family’s farm in Collegeville, east of Stockton.  During her childhood she worked alongside her family at Sousa Farms.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from CSU Fresno.  

She learned much about public policy working for Congressman Richard Pombo and rose to serve as his Legislative Director.  In this role, Marla worked with both agricultural and transportation policy for the nation and staffed the related Committee assignments for the Congressman.

Marla Livengood has held other jobs assisting public agencies.  As the Legislative Affairs Manager for the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), Marla worked with local, state, and federal representatives to advance RTD’s new Regional Operations Facility.  She collaborated with various agencies to meet the needs of transit dependent individuals.  As Director of the California office of Jordan and Associates, Marla successfully attained federal support for projects that led to thousands of new jobs.

Active in the community, Marla serves on the San Joaquin County Aviation Advisory Committee, is a member of the Junior League of San Joaquin County, and is a delegate to the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee.

Marla and her husband Ray proudly call Lodi home and raise their three children there.  You can learn more about Marla Livengood’s campaign for Congress on her campaign website, www.marlalivengood.com.

GOP IN THE NEWS (cont.)


More than 100 local governments seek tax hikes to meet rising pension bills

By Chris Reed
CalWatchdog.com
October 29, 2018

Nine months after a League of California Cities report warned that pension costs were increasingly unsustainable, more than 100 local governments in the Golden State are asking voters for tax hikes on Nov. 6 – which Bond Buyer says is nearly double the record of 56 set in November 2016.

The Nov. 6 measures are on top of 36 city and county taxes that went before voters in the June 2018 primary.

Read More


California's Leaders Ban Affordable Health Coverage

Sally C. Pipes
Investor’s Business Daily
October 15, 2018

California just outlawed a form of health insurance that could save thousands of its residents millions of dollars.

Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 910, which bans the sale of short-term health plans — those that last less than a year and don’t have to comply with Obamacare’s many cost-inflating mandates. The law effectively nullifies a recent Trump administration rule that expanded access to the plans, which are significantly less expensive than those for sale on the Covered California exchange.

Obamacare upended the individual insurance market by imposing costly regulations on all conventional health plans. Its guaranteed issue mandate requires insurers to sell plans to all customers, regardless of their health status or history.

Read More


Once again, California Prop. 13 is ‘on the table’

By Jon Coupal
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
October 14, 2018

Newsom and Cox have had only one debate — which was actually billed as a “discussion” rather than a true debate — and no further debates are scheduled, although Cox has agreed to them. Given his advantages in the race, Newsom appears to be steering clear of anything that could trip him up.

However, their one debate was illuminating in one, troubling respect. In a discussion of tax reform connected to housing, Newsom was asked directly whether Proposition 13 was “on the table.” He answered, “everything is on the table.” This is a comment to send cold shivers down the spines of Californians whose homes are their lifelong and most important investment.

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