March 2012 archive

Flap’s California Blog @ Flap Twitter Updates for 2012-03-31


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AD-44: California Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Returns Home From Afghanistan


California Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Jeff Gorell has returned home to California and is ready to resume his California Assembly duties.

After a yearlong stint at war in Afghanistan, Assemblyman Jeff Gorell can unpack his bags now in Camarillo. He expects to finish processing paperwork today to transition out of active military duty.

“I’m back in California, I’m home,” Gorell told The Bee. “It’s great to be back.”

The 41-year-old, first-term Republican lawmaker expects to return to the Capitol on April 9, when the Assembly reconvenes after a weeklong recess.

“I’ll be there, rocking and rolling,” Gorell said. “I’m looking forward to getting back in the mix.”

Meanwhile, Gorell can spend time with his wife, Laura, and with their two young children.

Welcome home, Jeff!

There will be a welcome home celebration next week at California Lutheran University.


Flap’s California Blog @ Flap Twitter Updates for 2012-03-30


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AD-38: Rep Tom McClintock to Headline Reception/Fundraiser for Scott Wilk


Just in, the e-mail box.

Scott Wilk had worked as a staffer for Tom McClintock for a number of years.

A favorite of California conservatives and Tea Party activists, Tom McClintock’s support for Scott Wilk, lends considerable conservative cred to Wilk’s campaign.


AD-48: California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez Arrested for Suspicion of Drunk Driving


California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez who represents AD-48

Not a good development for a budding politician.

A state lawmaker was arrested this week for suspicion of drunk driving, he said this morning.

Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, said he had been visiting a friend in the Bay Area Monday night when he was approached by Concord police in his hotel parking lot early Tuesday morning.

“After dinner I had a couple of drinks and because of the late hour I decided to stay in the town of Concord,” Hernandez said.

He said police followed him into his hotel parking lot, told him he had failed to signal when he made the turn and administered a field sobriety test. Hernandez said he refused a breathalyzer test.

“I told them I didn’t believe that was necessary. I’d only had a couple of drinks and I had safely, without putting anybody in danger, made my (way) to the hotel,” he said this morning.

Hernandez said he was arrested, booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and “was kept for several hours.”

He subsequently gave blood and is awaiting results of that test. “At this point there is no proof that I tested above the legal limit,” he said.

I guess we will await the sobriety test.

But, I do not see why these POLS insist on driving at all after having a few beers or glasses of wine.