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DISTRICT UPDATES:  

  • GOVremoved attorney Michael Bricamontes (D)
  • CA10 (Stanislaus): added veterinarian Ted Howze (R)

 

Well, this is it. 5pm deadline for incumbents to file, otherwise there is extension until next Wednesday.

I can't promise anything, as counties have different procedures for posting candidate filing logs. Ironically, some of the smallest/poorest counties are the best.

I forfeited my "Black Panter" ticket, because there is too much going on.

I'll send out an update to Nooner Premium subscribers tonight.

Meanwhile, we're on the clock. The clock...the clock...what does that bring to mind?

 

Flavor Flav

 

It's Friday.

Have I told you yet about my strangest travel experience on a Friday night, which I had while CEO of the association of California community colleges? It was on the "stripper shuttle." I finished up a speaking gig in LA and went to meet my wife and law school buddy for a Vegas weekend. (We were all old...not slot machines old, but no nightclubs old.) 

The "stripper shuttle" is a Southwest flight from Burbank to Vegas. I'm not ******* you. The porn industry from Chatsworth moves to Vegas for shows or private entertainment over the weekend in Sin City. 

Anyway, that Friday night, I was in the bulkhead aisle seat and some crazy looking dude comes in at the end of boarding and takes the middle next to me. The worst feeling in SWA, right?

I assumed that he was some Flavor Flav impersonator and this was in the heyday of is remake as a reality TV star in Flavor of Love

He was engaging and happy to talk about things. He said his current "girl" didn't want him to do Flavor of Love again. I told him that, while not a rap guru, I loved Don't Believe The Hype as did a lot of white kids did in Orange County. We became somewhat urban to share the culture, through our (I think at that point) CDs. I remember when I first installed a CD player in my car. We wore high tops to go along with it. 

My skepticsm was proved wrong when the flight attendants invited the passanger in the middle seat of the first row to take over the "mic." And, there my "neighbor" was singing to the entire cabin "Don't Believe the Hype."

Ha! I've given up the high tops and a personal car. I have hundreds of CDs and I guess I can play them through my TV/AV system. 

I'm old, but acts like Public Enemy defined us.

Pardon me for taking a needed break from politics, which we get to after the jump. 

 

Classifieds below:

  • Education: Pepperdine Masters of Public Policy (GRE waived for legislative staffers)
  • Education: UOP/McGeorge School of Law: MPP/MPA (full-time or part-time, 3 miles from the Capitol)
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representatives (Bay Area, LA North East, Orange, San Bernardino, San Joaquin North)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   

 

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Some big candidacies are still big question marks. The filing deadline is 5pm. I'm going to wrap this Nooner and put it "in the can" and see The Black Panther. I'll likely send out an update late tonight to Nooner Premium, although it's dependent on the postings of county registrats. Working though 58 counties as one person is impossible, let alone being physically present in each to see who shows up with a check and papers. 

CA50 (East San Diego County): As of last night, former SD councilmember Carl DeMaio has only pulled papers but has done nothing else. He has until 5pm to write a $1,700 nonrefundable check if he wants to be in the race. Incumbent Duncan Hunter appears to be qualified for the ballot, but you wouldn't be able to discern that from the county's candidate log.

NOTED: The Secretary of State's office has released data on the "pre-registration" program, which allows 16- and 17-year olds to file for voter registration, which automatically occurs when they turn 18. The filings thus far are:

  • 43.65% (38,721) registered “No Party Preference”
  • 37.39% (33,165) registered “Democratic”
  • 10.36% (9,187) registered “Republican”
  • 2.33% (2,065) registered “American Independent”
  • 1.56% (1,380) registered “Libertarian”
  • 1.03% (917) registered “Peace and Freedom”
  • 0.64% (568) registered “Green”
  • 0.50% (441) registered “Other”
  • 2.54% (2,256) registered “Unknown”

Young voters (or would-be voters in this case) are generally more affiliated with the Democrats, but this is still bad news for the waning GOP voter registration in the state. And, any 16 or 17-year old who registered "American Independent" gets an "F" in civics. George Wallace died 20 years ago.

SD28 (Coachella Valley): No update yet from Riversde Countil whether Jeff Stone (R) has filed for re-election.

SD32 (Whittier): The special election to fill Tony Mendoza's State Senate seat will be June 5/August 7. So, the primary is consolidated with the regular primary, with the runoff in August. Right move by the governor, but wrong way to run a government. Blame it on Tony...who hopes to be on all those ballots after resigning.

REXROAD: I hate for this to be on a Friday, but the news cycle is the cycle and I wanted him to break it to constituents before I did. Facing a formidable challenge and in respect for his family, Matt Rexroad decided to not run for re-election to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. Indeed, the firm that he is a partner in, Meridian Pacific, is a longtime sponsor of this scribe. That said, nobody can point to a bias therefrom. 

I first met Matt on a day in September 2001. It was a day of grieving and the only time I've gone to a Catholic church for something other than a wedding. I went to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament for what was the city's biggest gathering for grieving. You can remember where you were that week.

Upon leaving, there were local activists trying to recruit voters to switch their party registration to Republican in response to the terrorist attacks. 

It was abhorrent. I would have felt the same way about any local party's capitalization and of course any commercial exploitation. For Amida Buddha's sake, we were grieving! 

I marched into the California Republican Party headquarters, which was on the first floor of the same building I worked in, the Senator Hotel. There was one guy there--a bald-headed Marine named Matt Rexroad. I yelled at him for the voter registration going on outside of the cathedral, he agreed, and that crap stopped.

I've loved the guy ever since.

That's before I saw him as the most lovingest father--and foster father--I've ever seen. He's competing with the humanitarian blessing along with the wonderful Aaron Klein (trustee at Sierra CCD) who has brought together an amazing family with international adoptions in, frankly, a lily white community is a heart-warming competitor.

Thank you Matt and Jennifer. And Aaron and Cacey. You know it's not easy for me to say, but you are doing God's work. Namo Amida Butsu!

 

 

Probolsky Research

 

 

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Victor Arrañaga, Jr., Keith Curry, Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, and Alice Miller!

 


 

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Add your classified of up to 100 words by emailing scott@scottlay.com for $40/week.
 

 

  • Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. EQCA brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. EQCA is seeking a motivated Field Organizer to execute our 2018 health advocacy and LGBTQ pride programming in Sacramento. The Field Organizer will help lead EQCA’s community organizing efforts, build relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations, recruit volunteers and coordinate a variety of events including LGBTQ Prides and health centered events. To apply: www.eqca.org/fieldorganizer-sac/

  • SEIU-UHW – Healthcare Justice Phone & Digital Campaign Coordinator (Oakland, Los Angeles or Sacramento)
    This position will develop the union’s technological and human capacity to use the phone bank to contact and build relationships with hundreds of thousands of voters, healthcare workers and patients to win 2018 candidate races, ballot initiatives, political pressure, organizing and bargaining campaigns. Your work will contribute to the growth of our member leadership, our union, and the labor movement. It will transform the resistance into the revolution. The Healthcare Justice Phone and Digital Campaign Coordinator works closely with the political, data, technology and field teams but reports directly to the Healthcare Justice Campaign Director. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

  • Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
    Can you research and write like a journalist and edit like an English teacher? Are you hyper-focused on the details? Do you have superpowers when using Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word? The Research Analyst is responsible for facilitating market and opinion research projects (both qualitative and quantitative) from proposal development to project fulfillment, through to final research deliverables. About Probolsky Research: We are market and opinion researchers with corporate, election, government and non-profit clients. We are passionate about accuracy, data security and brining numbers alive through dynamic presentations and storytelling. Details at: www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/probolsky-research-eeb2d5f1/research-analyst-public-opinion-f222e60c or email a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@probolskyresearch.com.

  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/
  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Just three miles from the Capitol, our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation knowledge of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy and sign-up for an information session or webinar, or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu.
  • The California Dental Association, an innovative membership-based organization that’s committed to the success of dental professionals, seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate to work in Sacramento office. To learn more about working at CDA, visit www.cda.org/careers

    This position: www.cda.org/AboutCDA/CareersatCDA/tabid/99/uc/info/ItemID/4803/Default.aspx

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Proven track record is a must. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

  • See Your Future Differently from Here with a Master of Public Policy degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from Malibu, our unique policy graduate program melds quantitative analysis with political philosophy, applied history, constitutional law, and strategy to prepare policy leaders for an impactful and successful career in the private sector, non-profit arena, and government service. Standardized test admission requirement is waived for legislative staffers. Learn more at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/.

  • SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
    The Resident House Manager is responsible for all aspects of resident supervision in the transitional living program for LGBTQ youth (18- 24) victims of crime. This includes supervising resident activities, maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere, ensuring residents adhere to programs rules, and complete their chores. The Resident House Manager lives on site at the house with residents and will be provided with a private room. This position reports to the Youth Programs Manager and works in partnership with other programming staff and stakeholders as well as directly with community members of diverse backgrounds. This position is a live-in position. The working hours will be 6 days a week generally from 6 to 10 p.m with limited on-call status. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
    [More info]
  • SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box.  Proven track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Bay Area)
    This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_BayArea.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (LA-North East) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_LANorthEast.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Orange) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE.

    Details:www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_Orange.aspx 
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Bernardino) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanBernardino.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Joaquin North) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE.

Details: www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanJoaquinNorth.aspx

 

 

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