Posted by Allen Wilson on April 21, 2014
Recently, Ling-Ling Chang sent out a mail piece to voters in the Orange County portion of the 55th Assembly District.
The mail piece touts her “5 Point Plan to Create New Jobs”, which needs thorough plucking and inspection:
Proposal: Reform the tax code to focus on job creation.
Reality: Unfortunately, Chang was MIA as newly elected Walnut-Valley Water Board Director during the 2006 Diamond Bar’s Measure L ($34 Million Parcel Tax) that would have levied huge tax on residential, industrial and commercial property owners in perpetuity tied with COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment).
Proposal: Reduce regulatory burdens that chase jobs out of state.
Reality: In 2010, Councilwoman Chang voted to raise fees across the board tied with COLA for the next three years. We reported this issue regarding Steve Tye’s Fee-Tax Flip.
Proposal: Tax incentives for employers who hire new workers.
Reality: Such tax incentives has already been in place for years as employers are generally aware of the current $9,600 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
Proposal: Cut government waste to keep taxes down.
Reality: Chang is endorsed by Senator Huff who was one of five GOP Senators who voted Yes on SB 11 (Pavley) that raised $2 Billion tax increase extension for smog abatement, vehicle registrations, boat registrations and tires.
Chang’s Jobs Plan falls short as her proposals which are dramatically different from the reality of the facts.
Therefore, the voters in the 55th Assembly District deserves better than a plucked chicken that would even fail the USDA inspection.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Placentia, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th Assembly District, Fees, Ling-Ling Chang, taxes | 3 Comments »
Posted by Allen Wilson on April 21, 2014
We received this press release from the Phillip Chen for State Assembly campaign:
Crime Victims United of California (CVUC), the state’s leading crime victim advocacy group, has endorsed Republican Phillip Chen in the race for the 55th Assembly District.
“As a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Phillip Chen is part of the public safety community. He is dedicated to protecting our neighborhoods and schools and to standing up for the rights of crime victims,” said CVUC President Harriet Salarno. “We are proud to join with Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, former L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley and others in our law enforcement community in endorsing Phillip Chen to be the next Assemblyman from the 55th district.”
Phillip Chen is a local Republican leader, small business owner, elected school board member, and reserve deputy sheriff. He recently received his doctorate degree from the University of Southern California.
Phillip is running in the 55th Assembly district with the support of incumbent Republican Assemblyman Curt Hagman.
Crime Victims United of California is comprised of two distinct, yet complementary groups — a legislative advocacy arm that works to strengthen victims’ rights laws and a political action committee that lends its endorsement and financial backing to pro-victim candidates.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Placentia, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th State Assembly District, Crime Victims United of California, Harriet Salarno, Phillip Chen, Public Safety | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on April 19, 2014
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the Irwindale City Council will consider Resolution #2014-14-2674 that would declare Huy Fong Foods popular maker of Sriracha sauce a public nuisance and a breach of conditions, convenants and restrictions.
RPLAC Vice Chairman Art Alas, GOP Candidate for Congress 32nd CD (Baldwin Park – La Verne), recently toured the facility and stated that the company is not causing any smell or nuisance.
Mr. Alas expressed appreciation for the business and their economic contribution to the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.
Today, the Republican Party of Los Angeles County unanimously passed resolution supporting Sriracha sauce company and strongly opposes City of Irwindale efforts to make business life difficult for Huy Fong Foods:
Be it resolved that the Republican Party of Los Angeles County urges the City Council of Irwindale to take such actions as necessary to keep Huy Fong Foods in Los Angeles County and,
Therefore, be it resolved this 19th Day of April, 2014 that the Republican Party stands with Sriracha and supports Huy Fong Foods as it continues to grow, create jobs and to bolster the local economy.
Posted in California, International | Tagged: Art Alas, Business, Huy Fong Foods, Irwindale, Republican Party of Los Angeles County, Sriracha | 1 Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on April 14, 2014
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune Editorial Board had an Q & A session with the candidates running for State Assembly in the 55th Assembly District.
Assembly candidates Phillip Chen (R), Steve Tye (R) and Greg Fritchle (D) attended the meeting with the paper.
Unfortunately, Ling-Ling Chang was a no-show for a meeting with the Editorial Board. Chang also skipped out of last Tuesday’s candidate forum at the Salt and Light Ministry at Calvary Chapel in Diamond Bar.
Is it possible that she snubbed the meeting with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, because she did not earn the paper’s endorsement when she first ran for Diamond Bar City Council in 2009?
Though, Chang thought it was important to let the world know via Twitter that two mallard ducks came by her campaign headquarters last Saturday in Brea.
However, Chang should realize that quacking out of a meeting with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune is nothing to quack about.
If the voters in the 55th Assembly District can’t take Chang seriously as their next Assemblymember, then her candidacy is just all about quacks.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Placentia, State Assembly, Uncategorized, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th Assembly District, 55th State Assembly District, Ling-Ling Chang, San Gabriel Valley Tribune | 1 Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on April 10, 2014
We just received this press release from Phillip Chen for Assembly Campaign that popular Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen endorses Chen for Assembly:
Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen Endorses Chen for Assembly
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Today Phillip Chen announced the endorsement of another high ranking Orange County Republican elected official. Phillip announced Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s support in his campaign for State Assembly. Phillip continues to build on his momentum in the campaign for the 55th Assembly District.
Hugh Nguyen cited Chen’s commitment to reforming state tax and business policies as reason for support. “In the Assembly Phillip Chen will protect taxpayers, reform government, and work to cut through the red tape that holds back small businesses in our area. That’s why I’m supporting him.”
Nguyen joins a list of Orange County local leaders and elected officials that already includes Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Supervisor Shawn Nelson and Assemblymembers Diane Harkey and Travis Allen.
Phillip Chen is a Republican, small business owner, educator and reserve deputy sheriff. The 55th Assembly District is split between Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Orange County, State Assembly | Tagged: 55th Assembly District, Endorsement, hugh nguyen, Phillip Chen | 4 Comments »
Posted by Allen Wilson on April 8, 2014
On April 19, 2014, the Republican Party of Los Angeles County (RPLAC) will take up slate of endorsements for consideration in the local and county contests such as County Supervisor, Superior Court Judges and Los Angeles County Sheriff.
The contest for Sheriff is highly contested due to the departure of Lee Baca has attracted 7 candidates: Detective Supervisor Lou Vince, Assistant Sheriff/Lakewood Councilman Todd Rogers, Retired Sheriff Lt. Patrick Gomez, Retired Sheriff Commander Bob Olmsted, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, Retired Undersheriff/Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka, and Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold.
Tanaka is the lone Republican running for County Sheriff is seeking RPLAC’s endorsement.
Judi Neal, RPLAC Member from the 41st Assembly District (Claremont-Pasadena), made an appeal via e-mail to RPLAC Members to block such endorsement in light of recent scandals that has snared the LASD:
To the Members of RPLAC,
I am writing to each of you regarding the Republican candidate running for Sheriff of Los Angeles County. Paul Tanaka is the only “registered” Republican running for Sheriff and it may be that he will automatically be endorsed by RPLAC on April 19th, however, given that he is part of a three year investigation by the FBI and that the DOJ is opening their own investigation into alleged allegations an endorsement at this time may not be in the best interest of the Republican Party.
Adhering to full disclosure, I must advise that my father, a retired Commander with the Sheriff’s Dept. questioned the integrity of both Lee Baca and Paul Tanaka. He was very concerned with the path he saw the Dept. taking under their direction and control. At a recent Meet & Greet Paul Tanaka was asked about his Viking tattoo. He will tell you that it’s “just a mascot”, that would be an understatement. Deputies out of numerous stations have a reputation of playing fast and loose with the enforcement of the law. Getting the tattoo showed they were part of the Deputies inner circle.
Our by-laws prohibit us from endorsing anyone other than Republicans; however, they don’t say we have to endorse the wrong candidate just because they have an “R” after their name. In the case of Paul Tanaka, I believe it would suit us to withhold any endorsement until the remainder of the indictments are announced. In other words, the person we endorse should have no encumbrances or hint of scandal that would embarrass and weaken the party. We do not need public fallout as we are trying so diligently to rebuild and restore the Republican franchise. Therefore, I am asking that we invoke Item 12, from the RPLAC Endorsing Rules and Procedures and that as many members as we can get to stand with me at the meeting on April 19th and block this endorsement.
Item 12 states “All Republican candidates who have requested a party endorsement, and who are running in races where there is no other Republican candidate, will be automatically endorsed, except in the situation where two or more members request the County Party to withhold such automatic endorsement and hold a vote for that Candidate. In such an instance, a vote to endorse will be held for that candidate, who must receive a 2/3 vote of the membership.”
Los Angeles Magazine has written the most accurate account of the actions leading up to the recent indictments and those yet to come. There are four segments so please read them all. Also see The Citizen Commission of Jail Violence. Please note this is my opinion and in no way reflects the opinions of anyone else associated with RPLAC.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Bob Olmsted, Endorsement, Endorsements, James Hellmold, Jim McDonnell, Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lou Vince, Patrick Gomez, Paul Tanaka, Republican Party of Los Angeles County, Todd Rogers | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on April 8, 2014
On March 28, 2014, we reported about Assembly Candidate Ling-Ling Chang’s biography was scrutinized, which has gotten a lot of attention inside the 55th Assembly District and beyond.
On March 7, 2014, Ling-Ling attempted to embellish her ballot designation as the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters listed Chang’s ballot designation as “Councilwoman/Educator/Executive”
Unfortunately, the problem is that she is hardly an “Educator” or an “Executive”.
In the 2013 Diamond Bar City Council contest Ling-Ling used her ballot designation as “Diamond Bar Councilmember/Educator” and got away with it, but not this time around.
Chang got caught red-handed by the California Secretary of State, which determined that she is neither of those occupations.
The Secretary of State proceed by changing her ballot designation to just “City Councilwoman”.
Yes, the Secretary of State is correct in making the correction for Chang to the appropriate occupation, which is what she is a part-time Councilmember making $746 a month ($8,952 annually) PLUS $1,100 defined benefits granted to her (retirement, medical, dental and other perks courtesy of Diamond Bar taxpayers).
Therefore, it is known that she isn’t an educator and she isn’t an executive making weighty decisions like meeting payroll, managing huge staff and other pressures businessmen and businesswomen face everyday.
Of course, we know by now that she doesn’t even have a college degree.
In light of the recent sordid stories coming out of Sacramento regarding the scandals involving Senators Calderon, Wright and Yee, embellishing the occupation and biography of a candidate such as Ling-Ling Chang has no place in the legislature.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, California, State Assembly | 5 Comments »
Posted by Allen Wilson on March 28, 2014
The Orange County Register published an article scrutinizing the Assembly candidates biographies, but candidate Ling-Ling Chang education claims gets top grilling.
The view of the article is behind a firewall, which requires payment to have reading privileges.
It has been reported in previous campaign materials, publications and city of Diamond Bar website that Chang earned a degree in Biology from UC, Riverside and attending Harvard.
However, the article explains on the contrary that Chang has no degree in biology, which means she dropped out of UC Riverside and Chang explained that she is doing her studies “online” for a degree from Harvard.
Sadly, Chang offers no apologies for attending Harvard, but she should be reminded that attending an Ivy League university physically on campus is totally different than one taking courses behind a keyboard.
Unfortunately, Chang faults the inaccuracies to the City of Diamond Bar Public Information Officer, which is an insult to the professionalism of a municipal employee that is of high regard in and out of Diamond Bar City Hall.
If an Assembly candidate spends all of the time going to meetings as a councilmember on the taxpayers dime should have gone to night school and gotten a degree instead of polishing a political résumé for far too long.
It is ironic that an Assembly candidate is using SCA 5 on a campaign platform who only holds a high school diploma.
We are in a midst of a campaign season and candidates should be grilled until Election Day.
As for one candidate to embellish education claims brings bad taste who is being endorsed by high profile Republican elected officials such as Rep. Ed Royce and Senate Minority Leader Senator Bob Huff.
The voters in the 55th Assembly District deserves the truth as to who will be their next Assemblymember.
It is good to know now than with regrets for the constituents who could be stuck with a legislator for the next 2 or 12 years.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Orange County, Placentia, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th State Assembly District, Bob Huff, Ed Royce, Ling-Ling Chang, Orange County Register | 1 Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on March 25, 2014
Assembly Candidate Phillip Chen is the first out of the gate by broadcasting campaign commercial on YouTube entitled “Reagan Country”:
Announcer: California is Reagan Country. A group Ronald Reagan called “The Conscience of the Republican Party” has endorsed one candidate for Assembly: Phillip Chen.
Chen: I am Phillip Chen, like President Reagan, I believe in America is a land of opportunities and for those willing to dream to work.
But, in California those dreams are being crushed by higher taxes and regulations.
As your Assemblyman, I will fight to rein in government, protect Proposition 13 and bring jobs and opportunities back to California.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, California, State Assembly | Tagged: 55th Assembly District, CRA, Phillip Chen | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on March 2, 2014
AD 55 Candidates Phillip Chen and Ling-Ling Chang
The California Republican Assembly (CRA) held their convention this weekend at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park with the theme “Expect the Impossible!” The organization with numerous of local units up and down the state is known as “The conscience of the Republican Party”.
Yesterday, my colleague Chris Nguyen did an excellent reporting on the CRA’s endorsements in various contests in Orange County: “Live from CRA Endorsing Convention” and “CRA Recap: Bates, Ming Unanimously Endorsed; Steel, Brough, Harper Endorsed; CD-45 Deadlock“.
The AD-55 contest took three rounds as delegates considered between trio candidates: Walnut-Valley School Board Trustee Phillip Chen, Diamond Bar Councilmembers Steve Tye and Ling-Ling Chang.
Ling-Ling Chang was knocked out in the first round. Then, it boiled down two more rounds between Phillip Chen and Steve Tye.
Phillip Chen won the necessary 2/3rds endorsement in the third round over Steve Tye by a vote of 29-14.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Placentia, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th AD, 55th State Assembly, California Republican Assembly, CRA, Ling-Ling Chang, Phillip Chen, Steve Tye | Leave a Comment »