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DISTRICT UPDATES

  • CA04 (Foothills): changed from Likely Republican to Leans Republican
  • CA39 (Fullerton): removed education consultant Phil Janowicz (D)
  • SD02 (North Coast): added business owner/engineer Veronica Jacobi (D)
  • SD18 (San Fernando Valley): added small business ownere Roger Sayegh (D)
  • SD24 (Downtown LA): added Dan Gordon (D)
  • SD26 (LA Coast): added real estate professional Baron Bruno (NPP)
  • AD40 (Redlands): added San Bernardino councilman Henry Nickel (R)
  • AD41 (Pasadena): added non-profit attorney Kenneth Rotter (D)
  • AD44 (Ventura): added chripractor Robert Zelinsky (D)

Happy Friday! We made it. A filing deadline and 

TWEET DU JOUR: @rpyers - "With filing closed for the June 5th Primary, Democrats appear to have winnowed the field to 60 candidates running for CA's 14 GOP-held seats."

GOV: Gavin Newsom's campaign today released an internal poll conducted by David Binder Research:

 

If the Primary Election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote?

Gavin Newsom

26%

John Cox

16

John Chiang

13

Antonio Villaraigosa

12

Travis Allen

10

Delaine Eastin

7

Amanda Renteria

4

Undecided

12

 

(n=1000, Online, March 1-5)

John Cox's campaign put out a general election poll between Newsom and Cox finding the two 0.5% apart--after "positive" arguments for each of the candidates. The goal is clearly to edge out Travis Allen.  I'm not including it because it's a general election online poll with only two candidates. Remember, in 2014, Jerry Brown beat Neel Kashkari  by 20 points. Even in a midterm, the fundamentals in California are, well, fundamental. 

Polling is broken. That said, we are the ones to blame since we don't answer the phone anymore.

Meanwhile, the barbs are coming out in the race. Yesterday, Amanda Renteria went negative, saying that Gavin Newsom should resign from his lieutenant governor office and drop his gubernatorial bid because his affair was with a subordinate when he was mayor of San Francisco, writes Alexei Koseff in the Bee.

CROWDED HOUSE: In the Times, Christine Mai-Duc reports on the 36 candidates running for CA39 and CA49

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)
  • Education: Capitol Seminars - learn how to lobby effectively
  • Event: Equality California’s 2018 Sacramento Equality Awards - April 10
  • Job: Cargill Director of Govermental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Equality California seeks a field organizater
  • 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)
  • Job: CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representatives (Bay Area, LA North East, Orange, San Bernardino, San Joaquin North)
  • Space: Aprea and Micheli has a sublet
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   

 

SD18 (San Fernando Valley): Another Dem candidate against Bob Hertzberg. Roger Sayegh is a bail bondsman. The industry hates Hertzberg, as he has been a leader in the effort to get rid of the cash bail system. That was rumored to be behind the harassment allegation by former Assemblymember Linda Halderman that led to a Senate investigation that warned Huggy to stop being friendly.

SD32 (Whittier): CADem chair Eric Bauman is calling foul on Tony Mendoza, asking the Secretary of State to reject Mendoza's ballot of "State Senator," since he resigned on February 22 over harassment allegations only to immediately run for re-election. Patrick McGreevy reports for the Times.

A-B-C, DO RE MI: The Secretary of State's office yesterday conducted the random drawing to determine ballot order on June 5. It's more complicated then just 26 letters. You can read the release. 

DREAMS: Yesterday, Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León (technically Senate Rules) appointed  Lizbeth Mateo to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, becoming the first undocumented appointee to a state post, report Taryn Luna and Billy Kobin in the Bee. She's a graduate of Santa Clara University law and passed the bar last year. She was born in Oaxaca and came to the United States at 14.

CRAZY TRAIN: The updated business plan for high-speed rail shows that the San Jose-Gilroy segment will be slower, as the authority has scrapped the new tracks and will instead use tracks owned by Union-Pacific, reports Ralph Vartabedian in the Times. We're now at $98 billion estimated cost. That's San Jose-Anaheim. Sacramento and San Diego are not included, as they are in Phase 2.  

WATER WARS: While not supported in Sacramento and Nothern California lawmakers, the LAT's Evan Halper and Sarah D. Wire write that the Trump Administration is moving ahead with plans to increase the height of the Shasta Dam. It's controversial and conflicts with state law limiting the height of the dam. The biggest proponent is Westlands Water District, as the crops are thirsty. Obviously, Kevin McCarthy is a big supporter as well and may slip it the budget deal. 

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

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  • Director of Government Relations – Cargill (Newark – Bay Area)
    This position will develop and have primary responsibility for ensuring implementation for a government-relations, corporate responsibility, and communications strategy to support the Cargill Salt and Land Management businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position will coordinate the businesses’ government relations, internal communications, external communications, corporate responsibility, and stakeholder outreach. Cargill has over 150 years of experience with 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

  • LEARN HOW TO LOBBY MORE EFFECTIVELY.  Capitol Seminars offers you a cost-effective, comprehensive overview of what it takes to be more successful at lobbying in California. Conducted by 43-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov, these unique seminars cover the processes, touch points and best practices of Legislative, Budget and Regulatory advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Strategies. Next dates are April 12-13, June 7-8, July 26-27 at McGeorge School of Law and Policy. Information / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.

  • 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/
  • Equality California’s 2018 Sacramento Equality Awards, Crest Theatre, Tuesday, April 10 5:30-7:30 PM: Awards ceremony and cocktail reception to recognize LGBTQ leaders and allies. Honorees include: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, "We Said Enough" co-founder Adama Iwu, LGBTQ leader Cathy Schwamberger, and The Capitol LGBTQ Association. Event co-chairs include: EQCA Board President Mandy Lee, EQCAI Vice-President Joe Gregorich, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Assemblymember David Chiu and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. Sponsorships and tickets available: www.eqca.org/equality-awards/sacramento/. For more info, contact Naseam Alavi, naseam@eqca.org, 323-848-9801

  • Class A Office Space Available on L Street, across from Capitol.  One well-furnished executive office & assistant station.  Great views of Capitol.  Use of in-suite 10-person conference room, kitchen & color printer/copier.  $1,500/mo.  Contact Michael Daft @ 916.448.3075 or mdaft@apreamicheli.com
  • 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

 

 

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Democratic Party Chairman Challenges Tony Mendoza's Ballot Designation As 'state Senator'
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
The chairman of the California Democratic Party has asked the secretary of state to reject Tony Mendoza’s ballot designation as “state senator,” saying it is misleading because Mendoza resigned from the Senate last month under threat of expulsion over sexual harassment allegations.

Democratic Governors Reserve $20m In Ads For Redistricting Fight - Politico

The Democratic Governors Association and affiliated groups on Thursday reserved $20 million in advertising time through the year to highlight the brewing battle over redistricting in four target states.

Sacramento Political Communications Pro Karin Caves Dies | The Sacramento Bee
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36 Candidates Are On The Ballot In These California Districts, And Two Of Them Will Be Heading To Congress
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Two sentences each about the candidates who have filed to run in the June 5 primary in the 39th and 49th congressional districts, two of the most competitive in the state.

Flake Eyes 2020 Primary Challenge To Stop Trump | The Sacramento Bee
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Compton Mismanaged, Overspent Taxpayer Funds, State Audit Finds
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An audit by the state controller found brazen overspending and a lack of accounting controls in the city of Compton as Compton Mayor Aja Brown touts its turnaround in her bid for Congress.

Brown Proposes More Funding For California Census Effort | The Sacramento Bee
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Money Raised For Children Of Couple Killed After Fleeing Ice
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Bodie State Park Cleared For Occupation Despite Link To Case Of Hantavirus | The Sacramento Bee
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California Lawsuits Accuse Uber And Lyft Of Discriminating Against Wheelchair Users
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Desantis Lived In Condo Owned By Campaign Donor After Redistricting

The move was needed after Ron DeSantis dropped his 2016 bid for Senate when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio got back in the race. | AP Photo

UC Regents Approve Nonresident Student Tuition Hike
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They approved the increase by a 12-3 vote despite eloquent pleas from numerous students, including those from California.

Four Senate Republicans Seek Special Counsel To Probe FBI's Use Of Steele Dossier - Politico

"The Justice Department cannot credibly investigate itself without these enhanced measures of independence to ensure that the public can have confidence in the outcome," the GOP senators wrote. | Andrew Harnik/AP

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