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Jim Zito Runs for San Jose City Council

Before a packed crowd, Jim Zito recently kicked off his campaign for the District 8 seat on the San Jose City Council.  The event was attended by Mayor Sam Liccardo and numerous supporters from the Evergreen area and around the city.

Jim Zito is a trustee of the Evergreen Elementary School District, a former member of the San Jose Planning Commission, a former Biotech manager, and a resident of Evergreen for over 30 years. His three children were born and raised in Evergreen and attended Evergreen public schools.  He has long been active in the community.

While still on the Evergreen School Board, in order to better understand the needs of the students and teachers, he began teaching math and science at a middle school in the Alum Rock district with many students from low income households.  He says it has been “A truly eye-opening experience”.

He says that as a councilman, “I’ll stand up loud and clear for our needs: for better streets, for better public safety, for better parks, for stronger neighborhoods and all the while I’ll respect that each dollar the city spends is a hard-earned dollar out of our pockets.”

“I believe the thing that separates me is I’m a fiscal conservative,” said Zito, in a San José Spotlight article.

Zito has a bipartisan base of support which includes Mayor Sam Liccardo, former Mayor Chuck Reed, Councilmember Johnny Khamis, school board president Bonnie Mace, The Silicon Valley Organization Political Action Committee, Business San Jose Chamber PAC, the Santa Clara County Republican Party, and many local families and small business people.

Jim Zito is very proud to have been raised in Brooklyn.  His grandparents arrived at Ellis Island as immigrants from South Italy in the early 1900’s, and many extended family members still live in Brooklyn.

Jim started earning money at age 12, mowing lawns, washing dishes, and baking.  He says, “I’m a firm believer that hard work builds knowledge and character.”  He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Stony Brook University and got his first engineering job in Colorado.  In 1984 he moved to San Jose to seek opportunity.

He worked at Perkin Elmer as a systems engineer, at Applied Biosystems as a global services manager, and at AB Sciex as a program manager.  He says, “These jobs instilled in me the urgency of finding real world solutions to real world problems, in real time.”  Along the way he earned an MBA plus several technical certificates.

After getting married and starting a family, he got actively involved in community activities. He assisted with the formation of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish in Evergreen.  He was a founding member of the District 8 Community Round Table. He served on the Evergreen-East Hills Vision Task Force, and was later appointed as a member of the San Jose Planning Commission, where he served two terms.  He also served as a member of the Envision San José 2040 General Plan Task Force, and sat on the two subsequent 2040 update committees.

Zito believes that education is the key to moving up in America and is committed to making sure we have the best education system in the world right here in San Jose.  He won election to the Evergreen Elementary School Board in 2010, and is in his third term.  He says, “I have worked to improve student performance, provide student enrichment opportunities, supported high quality teaching and mental health support services, and have always considered the practical needs of students who were often coming from other countries and cultures.”

What sets Zito apart from his opponent, he says, is that besides his decades of experience and involvement, “I always walk-the-walk. I am always willing to go to the next level to accomplish what is necessary and create a better quality of life for all district 8 families & residents.  If you look at my years of volunteerism and advocacy, you’ll see that each action and position builds on the last. I am continuously upping the game for the benefit of our district.”

You can find out how to get involved with Jim Zito’s campaign on his campaign website.

 

 

San Mateo GOP To Host CAGOP Bay Area Regional Training

The California Republican Party will conduct a regional training program for Bay Area Republican volunteers this coming Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 130 South Boulevard in San Mateo.  There is no cost to attend but volunteers must sign up on line in advance to reserve their place.  GOP volunteers can access the registration page using this link.

The training program will cover the following topics:

  • How to use the PDI voter data base which is made available to county parties by the CAGOP
  • How county Republican parties can fundraise, work with volunteers and assist GOP candidates
  • Communications and Social Media
  • Building a grassroots volunteer organization
  • Voter registration and ballot harvesting

The CAGOP regional training program is being conducted in multiple regions during this election cycle and includes the most up-to-date tactics and techniques to build our party infrastructure.  This will be the best opportunity for Bay Area volunteers to get a comprehensive view of what it will take to win this election cycle.  Space is limited so sign up now to guarantee your opportunity to attend.  Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

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By Senate Republicans
November 21, 2019

In an overwhelming defeat of California Democrats attempt to subvert the 2020 election, the California Supreme Court ruled today that it is illegal to force presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns as a condition of appearing on the state’s primary ballot.

Senate Bill 27 that required the release of presidential candidates tax returns was passed by the Democrat Legislature, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and vigorously supported by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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By Brooke Armour
California Business Roundtable
November 20, 2019

California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley issued the following statement today in response to the Legislative Analyst’s fiscal outlook:

“The nonpartisan LAO estimates an additional $7 billion budget surplus for the next fiscal year. And yet, even with an estimated total General Fund budget surplus of $38 billion over three years, special interest groups are still pushing more than $22 billion in new and higher taxes for the 2020 ballot.”

“Despite being the 5th largest economy, working California families continue to struggle with a growing affordability crisis. Tax measures like the $12.5 billion split-roll initiative will only drive costs up even higher on everything from groceries to gas and increase rent on small businesses. Now is not the time to burden working families with even more taxes that will further drive up the cost of living, especially as the state sits on such a massive surplus.”


Republicans say they have a way to prevent PG&E power shutoffs: Halt this Democratic law

By Bryan Anderson
Sacramento Bee
October 28, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is not the only one fed up with PG&E’s latest round of power shutoffs.

Republicans representing the area affected by last year’s deadly Camp Fire are calling on the utility to spend more money to harden its grid and buy better equipment.

But the mechanism for their proposal is unique: Temporarily halting a popular state law Democrats passed last year requiring California to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045.

State Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Tehama, and Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, argue that PG&E is spending $2.4 billion a year to comply with Senate Bill 100 — money they feel could be better used to prevent future wildfires and 10 years of continued power shutoffs.

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Jim Zito Runs for San Jose City Council

Before a packed crowd, Jim Zito recently kicked off his campaign for the District 8 seat on the San Jose City Council.  The event was attended by Mayor Sam Liccardo and numerous supporters from the Evergreen area and around the city.

Jim Zito is a trustee of the Evergreen Elementary School District, a former member of the San Jose Planning Commission, a former Biotech manager, and a resident of Evergreen for over 30 years. His three children were born and raised in Evergreen and attended Evergreen public schools.  He has long been active in the community.

While still on the Evergreen School Board, in order to better understand the needs of the students and teachers, he began teaching math and science at a middle school in the Alum Rock district with many students from low income households.  He says it has been “A truly eye-opening experience”.

He says that as a councilman, “I’ll stand up loud and clear for our needs: for better streets, for better public safety, for better parks, for stronger neighborhoods and all the while I’ll respect that each dollar the city spends is a hard-earned dollar out of our pockets.”

“I believe the thing that separates me is I’m a fiscal conservative,” said Zito, in a San José Spotlight article.

Zito has a bipartisan base of support which includes Mayor Sam Liccardo, former Mayor Chuck Reed, Councilmember Johnny Khamis, school board president Bonnie Mace, The Silicon Valley Organization Political Action Committee, Business San Jose Chamber PAC, the Santa Clara County Republican Party, and many local families and small business people.

Jim Zito is very proud to have been raised in Brooklyn.  His grandparents arrived at Ellis Island as immigrants from South Italy in the early 1900’s, and many extended family members still live in Brooklyn.

Jim started earning money at age 12, mowing lawns, washing dishes, and baking.  He says, “I’m a firm believer that hard work builds knowledge and character.”  He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Stony Brook University and got his first engineering job in Colorado.  In 1984 he moved to San Jose to seek opportunity.

He worked at Perkin Elmer as a systems engineer, at Applied Biosystems as a global services manager, and at AB Sciex as a program manager.  He says, “These jobs instilled in me the urgency of finding real world solutions to real world problems, in real time.”  Along the way he earned an MBA plus several technical certificates.

After getting married and starting a family, he got actively involved in community activities. He assisted with the formation of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish in Evergreen.  He was a founding member of the District 8 Community Round Table. He served on the Evergreen-East Hills Vision Task Force, and was later appointed as a member of the San Jose Planning Commission, where he served two terms.  He also served as a member of the Envision San José 2040 General Plan Task Force, and sat on the two subsequent 2040 update committees.

Zito believes that education is the key to moving up in America and is committed to making sure we have the best education system in the world right here in San Jose.  He won election to the Evergreen Elementary School Board in 2010, and is in his third term.  He says, “I have worked to improve student performance, provide student enrichment opportunities, supported high quality teaching and mental health support services, and have always considered the practical needs of students who were often coming from other countries and cultures.”

What sets Zito apart from his opponent, he says, is that besides his decades of experience and involvement, “I always walk-the-walk. I am always willing to go to the next level to accomplish what is necessary and create a better quality of life for all district 8 families & residents.  If you look at my years of volunteerism and advocacy, you’ll see that each action and position builds on the last. I am continuously upping the game for the benefit of our district.”

You can find out how to get involved with Jim Zito’s campaign on his campaign website.

San Mateo GOP To Host CAGOP Bay Area Regional Training

The California Republican Party will conduct a regional training program for Bay Area Republican volunteers this coming Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 130 South Boulevard in San Mateo.  There is no cost to attend but volunteers must sign up on line in advance to reserve their place.  GOP volunteers can access the registration page using this link.

The training program will cover the following topics:

  • How to use the PDI voter data base which is made available to county parties by the CAGOP
  • How county Republican parties can fundraise, work with volunteers and assist GOP candidates
  • Communications and Social Media
  • Building a grassroots volunteer organization
  • Voter registration and ballot harvesting

The CAGOP regional training program is being conducted in multiple regions during this election cycle and includes the most up-to-date tactics and techniques to build our party infrastructure.  This will be the best opportunity for Bay Area volunteers to get a comprehensive view of what it will take to win this election cycle.  Space is limited so sign up now to guarantee your opportunity to attend.  Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

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California Supreme Court Defeats Democrat’s Attempt To Subvert 2020 Election

By Senate Republicans
November 21, 2019

In an overwhelming defeat of California Democrats attempt to subvert the 2020 election, the California Supreme Court ruled today that it is illegal to force presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns as a condition of appearing on the state’s primary ballot.

Senate Bill 27 that required the release of presidential candidates tax returns was passed by the Democrat Legislature, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and vigorously supported by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

Read More


No Need For New Taxes With Massive State Surplus

By Brooke Armour
California Business Roundtable
November 20, 2019

California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley issued the following statement today in response to the Legislative Analyst’s fiscal outlook:

“The nonpartisan LAO estimates an additional $7 billion budget surplus for the next fiscal year. And yet, even with an estimated total General Fund budget surplus of $38 billion over three years, special interest groups are still pushing more than $22 billion in new and higher taxes for the 2020 ballot.”

“Despite being the 5th largest economy, working California families continue to struggle with a growing affordability crisis. Tax measures like the $12.5 billion split-roll initiative will only drive costs up even higher on everything from groceries to gas and increase rent on small businesses. Now is not the time to burden working families with even more taxes that will further drive up the cost of living, especially as the state sits on such a massive surplus.”


Republicans say they have a way to prevent PG&E power shutoffs: Halt this Democratic law

By Bryan Anderson
Sacramento Bee
October 28, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is not the only one fed up with PG&E’s latest round of power shutoffs.

Republicans representing the area affected by last year’s deadly Camp Fire are calling on the utility to spend more money to harden its grid and buy better equipment.

But the mechanism for their proposal is unique: Temporarily halting a popular state law Democrats passed last year requiring California to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045.

State Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Tehama, and Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, argue that PG&E is spending $2.4 billion a year to comply with Senate Bill 100 — money they feel could be better used to prevent future wildfires and 10 years of continued power shutoffs.

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