Category: Scott Wilk

AD-38: Scott Wilk and Edward Headington Face Off at Unscripted Luncheon

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Democrat Edward Headington (L) and Republican Scott Wilk (R)

Looks like the November general election season has already started and it is not even Labor Day.

It’s an unscripted opportunity for local business leaders to question the two candidates who are vying to become the Santa Clarita Valley’s next representative in the California Assembly: Democrat Edward Headington and Republican Scott Wilk will be the special guests at the Valley Industry Association’s August luncheon.

“No scripts, no questions off limits,” said VIA CEO/President Kathy Norris. “This is a great opportunity for our business community to get to know both candidates as the November election approaches. It’s an important election for our community and I know we’ll have some great questions for them both to answer.”

Wilk and Headington will each have an opportunity to present comments about their candidacies, and will field questions directly from the floor. Jason Schaff, executive editor of The Signal newspaper, will serve as moderator.

The winner of the Headington-Wilk race in November will replace veteran Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who is leaving office after this year due to term limits.

The luncheon is scheduled 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia, and reservations are required.

Reservations can be made by calling the VIA office at (661) 294-8088, or through the VIA website: https://www.via.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?id=202

If you want to check it out, I am positive the luncheon will not disappoint.

By the way, Scott Wilk is a heavy favorite to win this “safe” Republican California Assembly district this fall.

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AD-38: Scott Wilk Endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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The Scott Wilk for California Assembly announced the endorsement last week.

The Scott Wilk for Assembly Campaign is proud to announce the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC California’s foremost leader in protecting Californians and small business from new and higher taxes.

“Scott Wilk has pledged to fight for the taxpayers of California,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.  “The current crop of Sacramento politicians, who want to tax and spend California into oblivion , desperately need adult supervision — that’s why we need to send Scott to Sacramento to standup for the interests of taxpayers.”
 
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
 
Working through the Legislature, courts, and ballot initiatives, the tax-fighting work of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has saved Californians billions of dollars. Estimates are that Proposition 13 has saved California taxpayers over 528 billion dollars.

This is an important endorsement for Scott Wilk and should help him with homeowner taxpayers in Simi Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Proposition 13 is the heart of California conservatism and Wilk is going about locking up this important GOP constituency in his very “RED” California Assembly District.

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Flap’s California Morning Collection: June 25, 2012

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Tracy, California

Good Monday morning!

The California Legislature is in session.  Today’s schedule is here.

The California Assembly’s Daily File is here and the California State Senate’s here.

On to today’s California headlines:

 UC student groups: Budget will contain UC, CSU tuition freeze

The state budget will freeze tuition rates for the state’s two university systems if voters approve tax hikes in November, University of California student groups said this evening.

Charlie Eaton, a leader with the UC student workers’ union, said Capitol officials told him that the budget bills will add $120 million each for the UC and California State University systems to avoid tuition hikes. But that is contingent on voter passage of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hikes in November, he said.

The tuition freeze announcement could not be immediately confirmed by Capitol officials.

Lawmakers have yet to make budget language publicly available. Legislative floor votes have been delayed one day to Wednesday because drafting of bills is taking longer than Senate leaders predicted, according to sources who were not authorized to speak publicly.

Rally targets Koch brothers’ political influence

A group of about 15 left-leaning protesters gathered in downtown San Diego on Sunday morning to criticize the political influence of the billionaire Koch brothers.

Charles and David Koch are widely reported to be meeting in San Diego this weekend to help raise hundreds of millions of dollars for conservative causes. The supersecret affair isn’t publicized, but has been speculated to be at top-tier digs such as the Manchester Grand Hyatt downtown or the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. Efforts to verify the location have not been successful.

Sunday’s anti-Koch rally at the corner of First and Island avenues (and later along Harbor Drive) drew several sign-carrying protesters, including Mark Thomas of Occupy Phoenix. He helped organize the event “because I felt like there was a hole here. Nobody was going to do anything, and I didn’t feel like that was ethical for there to be a non-response.”

Does former L.A. mayor have any pull in 38th AD?

Edward Headington, the moderate Democrat who calls himself the “purple choice” in the heavily Republican 38th Assembly District, today announced what he called a “game-changing” endorsement — that of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican. In addition, Headington announced the support of Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, another Republican.

The high-profile GOP endorsements will no doubt help Headington try to make his case that he is in fact a moderate choice in his race against conservative Republican Scott Wilk.

Dan Walters: California lawmakers now face water, pensions, bullet trains

With the state budget more-or-less completed for the time being, Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators must turn to other business, particularly to three very big and very immediate issues – water, pension reform and the bullet train – that may be even more contentious than the budget.

What the politicians do has potential effects beyond the issues themselves by influencing the November election, particularly the fate of competing tax increases.

California GOP sinking into third-party status

Another Republican politician has bolted the GOP, protesting that the party is too rigid.

In fact, both major parties — all partisan politics — have become too strident and stifling, he says.

So Bruce McPherson, 68 — former California secretary of state and centrist legislator and current candidate for the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors — has re-registered as an independent, or “no party preference.”

In doing that, McPherson is fitting into the pattern of millions of Californians who have snubbed the parties and become nonpartisans.

More than one-fifth of registered voters, 21.3%, are listed with no party preference, according to the Secretary of State. That’s double the 10.7% in 1996 and more than quadruple the 5% in 1972.

In the last 16 years, the GOP’s slice of the electorate has fallen from 37% to 30.2%. The Democrats’ share also has declined, but less precipitously — from 47.1% to 43.4%.

“I walk precincts door to door and people tell me they’re looking for an independent voice,” McPherson says. “They see partisan politics as paralyzing the governing process. They see no movement or communication. They’re frustrated and fed up.

Enjoy your morning!

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AD-38: Scott Wilk Endorsed By Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber

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Republican California Assembly candidate Scott Wilk

From the Scott Wilk press release:

Simi Valley Mayor Robert O. Huber has endorsed Scott Wilk, the Republican nominee, for the open 38th Assembly District seat being vacated by Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita).

“Scott Wilk is the right person to serve as our next Assemblyman. He understands the needs of Simi Valley and will represent us well in Sacramento,” Mayor Huber remarked.

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Huber and the entire Simi Valley City Council.  I appreciate the confidence the mayor has expressed and I plan to be an active partner in advocating for Simi Valley’s interests in the state capital,” said Wilk.

With Mayor Huber’s endorsement, Scott wilk has been endorsed by every member of the Simi Valley City Council.

This is an important endorsement for Scott who is now on his way to the general election contest against Democrat Edward Headington.

Scott should have little trouble winning a large majority of votes in conservative Simi Valley.

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AD-38: Scott Wilk Beats Patricia McKeon Moves On to November

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From the California Secretary of State

Republican Community College Trustee Scott Wilk has beat back a Republican challenge from Rep. Buck McKeon’s wife, Patricia, to win a top two spot in the November general election. Wilk will face Democrat Edward Headington.

AD-38 is a heavily Republican weighted district and Scott Wilk is the  super favorite to win the seat now occupied by Republican Assmblyman Cameron Smyth.

I have known Scott for many years and I have to congratulate him on a well-run campaign.

Scott Wilk on election night. Photo from Facebook

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