Assemblywoman Buchanan meets with small business owners, Aug 26

Join NFIB/California and other small business owners, Friday morning, August 26, from 8-9:30 a.m. at Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria, to hear Assembly Member Joan Buchanan (AD-15) update local small business owners and friends about pressing issues. Rocco’s is located in there shopping center at 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road near Pak Grove. This is a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts, questions and ideas to help Assembly Member Buchanan to better understand your story. Please bring a friend – this event is complimentary, but registration is required.

ATTENDEE INFORMATION To register, please email Lauren.Zahedani@nfib.org, or fax your completed registration form ASAP to (916) 448-5442.

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Supervisor Piepho endorses Abram Wilson for AD-15

Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho has endorsed San Ramon Mayor Republican Abram Wilson for the 15th Assembly seat held by one-term Democrat Joan Buchanan.

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The Abram Wilson campaign for California Assembly (AD-15) announced Monday that Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, has endorsed Wilson’s campaign to defeat one-term Democratic incumbent, Joan Buchanan. See letter below.

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Julie Craven to launch campaign for AD-11

Republican candidate Julie Craven of Concord-CA, enters the race for the 11th Assembly seat to be vacated by Democrat Tom Torlakson

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Republican candidate Julie Craven of Concord-CA, has entered the 2010 Assembly race for the 11th Assembly seat that will be vacated by Democrat Tom Torlakson, who will run for California Superintendent of Public Instruction. As the only declared Republican for the GOP primary, Craven would face Democrat frontrunner Susan Bonilla, a Contra Costa County Supervisor (D-IV), also of Concord.

Craven, who’s career has seen her help design and manage retail space, packaging and branding for Fortune 500 companies including Safeway and Microsoft, says her campaign motto is: “Enough is enough. Change requires the courage to challenge the status quo.” According to her campaign statement:

I’m a private citizen, a community volunteer, and a growingly concerned Californian. I’m a woman whose views and passion reflect many of my generations’ greatest hopes and growing fears for what California is and where it may end up.

Things are not okay right now in California. The current state of affairs and “business as usual” in Sacramento has all of us, Republican, Independent, and Democrat, young and mature very alarmed.

I want to raise a family in District 11. I want to build a small business in District 11, and I would like to have a sustainable future for all of us in District 11. Currently political posturing and runway spending has hampered the ability of most Californians to buy a house, get a good job, and raise a family in a good school district. We are not focused on raising, building and sustaining a District 11 where all of us can live, prosper and grow.

I must confess – as a young woman I am very concerned about the next 60 years, not just a 24 month election cycle.

All of us are aware of the ineffectual business as usual practices regarding jobs, education, water issues, and an unsustainable budget where overspending and over taxation seems the norm. There is no accountability, and no one is taking responsibility. Yet, the list of government programs goes on and on.

We can all agree that this is a total failure and things need to change. Band-aids won’t heal the wounds that have been created for my generation – only practical, fiscally responsible, realistic solutions will help get us out of this mess.

My name is Julie Craven and what I bring is a track record of seeking the best counsel, advice and guidance from both young and mature neighbors and friends to find common ground that result in solutions – not more bickering.

I’m really excited about the chance to help change Sacramento. I’m young, I’m motivated, and the future of my generation depends on people like me not giving up but trying to make things better. I want to bring a fresh perspective to Sacramento; free of entrenched partisan issues. I’m going to give it all I have and I hope you’ll join me.

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Buchanan still running for Congress?

Opponents argue, along with the Sacramento Bee, that [Buchanan’s] performance is “a disturbing pattern of abdication of her duty as a legislator.”

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What’s up with Joan Buchanan? Her opponents claim that Joan just recently abstained on a bill that cuts funding to foster care providers (AB4) and another bill that would allow new taxes on gasoline (SB6). They argue, along with the Sacramento Bee, that her performance is “a disturbing pattern of abdication of her duty as a legislator.”

But wait, maybe she’s ducking votes in the Assembly because she’s really still running for Congress (pick district).

This has to be the most likely situation for anyone that has signed up for her mailing list. For the subscription acknowledgement comes from “Buchanan for Congress”!

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Assemblywoman Buchanan hosts pancake breakfast, Jan 30 & Feb 13

Hear what Joan is doing to solve California’s budget crisis and education funding

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Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (AD-15) will host two free pnacake breakfast meetings to discuss legislative and community issues. Find out what Joan is doing to solve California’s budget crisis and secure Race to the Top funding for California Schools.

– Saturday January 30, 10:00 a.m to noon, at the Elks Lodge, located at 1475 Creekside Drive, in Walnut Creek.

– Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. to noon, at Brandman University (Chapman), located at 2950 Buskirk Ave (3rd Floor), also in Walnut Creek.

For more information and updates on future events, visit the AD-15 website.

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Where’s Joan? Wilson Site tracks Absent Assemblywoman Buchanan (AD-15)

The Wilson campaign asks— since the voters of the 15th District made the effort to vote for “Where’s Joan?” – shouldn’t Buchanan return the favor

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The forthcoming Assembly DIstrict 15 brouhaha promises to be a hard-hitting affair as San Ramon Mayor, Republican Abram Wilson‘s campaign has launched a Where’s Joan website, which purports to follow the oft-absent incumbent Democrat Joan Buchanan.

Quoting the Sacramento Bee, that a Buchanan abstention marks “a disturbing pattern of abdication of her duty as a legislator,” the Wilson campaign asks— since the voters of the 15th District made the effort to vote for “Where’s Joan?” – shouldn’t Buchanan return the favor and vote for them in Sacramento?

Hijinks ensue, of course.

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