Allen Payton launches write-in campaign for Antioch Mayor

Citing increased crime, traffic, and the lack of jobs and a business friendly, can-do attitude in City Hall, Allen Payton announced he has launched a write-in campaign for Mayor of Antioch. His opponents include Don Freitas and Jim Davis. Call Payton at (925) 457-5324 or e-mail.

Here are links to Payton’s campaign statements: Campaign Announcement, Bio, Accomplishments, and Vision for Antioch.

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Erik Nunn to hold fundraiser for Supervisor campaign (D-V), Jan 31

erik nunn for supervisor district VErik Nunn, will host a fundraiser for his campaign for Contra Costa County Supervisor (D-V) on January 31, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, located at 815 Fulton Shipyard Rd.
in Antioch, Ca.

Ed Nunn and Jeremy Christiansen will host this event in honor of local veterans. Erik’s father, Ed, is a retired 1st Sergeant with the Army National Guard who served in Iraq and Kuwait during the first Gulf War in 1991. Jeremy, who heads the California chapter of the Vets for Freedom organization, served in the Army from 1997-2005 on active duty and reserves, serving in Iraq in 2003-2004. Both men are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Food and refreshments will be provided. The event is open to the public, but donations are also appreciated. Please call 925-625-9345 to RSVP. To donate on-line, go to Erik’s website: ErikNunn.com

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Republican Simonsen to support Democrat Freitas over Republican Nunn

Republican Antioch Councilman, Arnie Simonsen, danced lightly around the issue last week when he told CC Times political editor, Lisa Vorderbrueggen, “We (Republicans) don’t eat our young.” Simonsen says he opposes handing out party endorsements in partisan or nonpartisan contests where the field contains two or more Republicans. “I don’t see us endorsing anyone under those circumstances, I really don’t,” Simonsen said.

Yet, Simonsen, a member of the Contra Costa Republican Party Central Committee (CCRP), has already promised to support fellow Antioch Councilman Don Freitas, a Democrat, instead of supporting Republican Erik Nunn for the District V Supervisor seat currently held by embattled Federal Glover.

In a November e-mail a Republican asked Simonsen, Continue reading “Republican Simonsen to support Democrat Freitas over Republican Nunn”

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