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Atlas PAC Endorses Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 23, 2013

Robert Ming is pulling away from the rest of the field in the race for the 5th Supervisorial District. Not only has the highly respected Lincoln Club of Orange County endorsed Ming but according to the below press release from the Ming Campaign, Atlas PAC has also made an early endorsement. Here is the full press release:

Atlas PAC Endorses Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor

Champions for limited government, free market enterprise, low taxation and individual liberty back Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor, 5th District

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Atlas PAC is proud to announce its endorsement of Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor, 5th District. Robert is currently serving his second term as the Mayor of Laguna Niguel, where he has been an elected member of the City Council since 2006. Pat Bates, the current Supervisor for the 5th District, is termed out in 2014.

An innovator and believer in smaller government, Robert is a leader in Laguna Niguel who has helped make it a model city. The city recently built its new city hall with cash, completing construction on time and under budget. Under Robert’s leadership, Laguna Niguel has no debt and keeps its overhead low by contracting out as many services as possible.

“I have had the privilege of knowing founding Atlas PAC member Robert Ming for many years and I can’t think of a better person to represent the constituents of the 5th District of our county,” said Atlas PAC Chairman Lee Lowrey. “Robert will put his proven integrity and leadership skills to work on the problems our county faces, such as getting control of the run-away public pension obligations that threaten its future solvency.  In addition, Robert has a proven track record of leadership.  Special interests don’t control or sway him in his decision making. The election of Robert Ming as an Orange County Supervisor for the 5th District will be a strong step forward for all the citizens of Orange County.”
Even before Robert was elected, he believed in honest government and serving the citizens of his community. He was the author of the Voter ID Act, a state ballot initiative that would have required voters to show photo ID at the polls when they vote. While it did not obtain enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, Robert gained national attention for the cause of integrity at the polls. This is the kind of leadership Atlas PAC applauds.

“As Mayor of Laguna Niguel, Robert has shown how to operate a government budget in a fiscally responsible manner that encourages free market enterprise, and he has consistently fought against raising taxes,” said Atlas PAC Endorsements Committee Chairman Benjamin Pugh. “This kind of experience and integrity is just what Orange County needs. Given his long-time membership as a founding member of the Atlas PAC, we know we’re getting a rock-solid fiscally conservative leader in Mayor Robert Ming.”

For more information, please visit  www.atlaspac.org or www.robertming.com/supervisor-2014.

ABOUT ATLAS PAC
Atlas is a politically based membership organization made up of business, political, and community professionals who share a passion for free enterprise, limited government, reduced government regulatory burdens, low taxation, and individual liberty. Atlas furthers its ideals by funding candidates and causes who aggressively advocate the values of Atlas.

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Assemblyman Allan Mansoor Joins Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff in Endorsing Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor, 5th District

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 20, 2013

Another press release from Robert Ming for Supervisor came across the wire yesterday:

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor Joins Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff in Endorsing Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor, 5th District

Good Government Advocate Says Ming’s Focus on Integrity in Government is Exactly What the County Needs

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (AD-74) joins Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (SD-29) in endorsing Laguna Niguel Mayor Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor. Ming is running for the Fifth District Supervisor’s seat being vacated in 2014 by the term-limited Patricia Bates.

“Good government requires leaders with vision and integrity.  The integrity Robert would bring is exactly what the County of Orange needs,” Mansoor said. “Robert has a track record of delivering on his promises while staying true to his values.  He has become a regional and statewide leader on critical issues like pension reform, voter integrity, and the elimination of job-killing regulations.”  Robert was the Founding President of the Association of California Cities and has chaired its Pension Reform Committee and Economic Development and Job Creation Committee.
“I’m deeply grateful to receive support from Assemblyman Mansoor,” Robert commented.  “I share his passion for open and transparent government, and for fiscal responsibility.  Voters care about these issues, and so do I.”

Born and raised in Orange County, Mayor Robert Ming and his wife Susie have been married for 21 years and have four children. Ming is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, an international brokerage and investment banking firm. Robert was the Founding President of the Association of California Cities and of the Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation.  The Fifth District includes the South County cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano, along with the community of Shady Canyon in the City of Irvine and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.

For more information about Robert Ming’s campaign for Supervisor, visit  www.robertming.com.

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Lincoln Club of Orange County Endorses Ming for Supervisor

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 17, 2013

This just came across the wire from the Ming For Supervisor campaign. It is rather impressive to see somebody get an early endorsement from an organization:

Lincoln Club of Orange County Endorses Ming for Supervisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The Lincoln Club of Orange County joins the growing list of endorsements for Laguna Niguel Mayor Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor. Ming is running for the Fifth District Supervisor’s seat being vacated in 2014 by the term-limited Patricia Bates.

“Robert Ming embodies the principles the Lincoln Club stands for,” said Wayne Lindholm, club President. “Robert is a true conservative dedicated to limited government, low taxes, free enterprise, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.”

“I have fought to increase individual freedom and to limit the size and scope of government ever since I was first elected,” Ming said. “I am humbled and honored to be endorsed by the Lincoln Club for Orange County Supervisor.”

Ming is also endorsed by more sitting state legislators, current and former mayors, mayors pro tem, city councilmembers, college board members, school board members, and South County residents than any other candidate for the Fifth District.

Born and raised in Orange County, Mayor Robert Ming and his wife Susie have been married for 21 years and have four children. Ming is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, an international brokerage and investment banking firm. Robert was the Founding President of the Association of California Cities and of the Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation.  The Fifth District includes the South County cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano, along with the community of Shady Canyon in the City of Irvine and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.

For more information about Robert Ming’s campaign for Supervisor, visit  www.robertming.com.

For more information about the Lincoln Club of Orange County, visit  www.lincolnclub.org.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Defeat Union Discrimination On Largest CA Community College Bond Passed in 2012

Posted by Dave Everett on May 16, 2013

Two Democrats And One Republican Trustee Team Up In A Bipartisan Effort To Save College Students Over $100 Million Dollars In Waste On Measure M Bond Funds.  

(COSTA MESA, CA) – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) are proud to announce the defeat of plans for union discrimination on the largest California community college bond passed by voters in 2012.  Two Democrat Trustees and one Republican Trustee joined together in a bipartisan effort to save college students over $100 million dollars in waste on the $698 million dollar Measure M bond passed in November 2012 at Coast Community College District (CCCD.)   OC Register Editorial: Playing Fair Means No PLAAfter months of controversy regarding the virtual union monopoly, called a Project Labor Agreement, the CCCD made its final vote on the issue at the May 15, 2013 meeting.  They wisely decided that a PLA will not be used for construction projects on Measure M projects.   “I want to commend Trustees Prinsky, Grant and Hornbuckle for this brave show of bipartisanship that will save students and teachers over $100 million dollars,” said Susan McNiel, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California.  “A wasteful PLA on the Coast Community College District’s Measure M bond funds would have discriminated against 8 out of 10 construction workers.  It would be tough to get local workers on the project if we eliminated over 80% of the market from consideration.”   Jim Moreno Wanted To Give $100 million in education funds to his special interest donors. The PLA was discovered by Labor Issues Solutions’ Kevin Dayton buried in an online agenda for a special meeting and disguised as a “Continuity of Work Agreement.” The Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California (ABC So-Cal) and its coalition partners immediately jumped into action to inform the public about the wasteful and discriminatory nature of these project labor agreements.   As reported in the Daily Pilot and the Huntington Beach Independent, at the Trustees’ March 6 Board meeting, CCCD Trustees were given a quick lesson in PLA politics during testimony from the Coalition For Fair Employment (CFEC), the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California, Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California and Huntington Beach Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Harper. A letter was read into the record from Alfred Dennison from Dennison Electric, Inc. who has done quality skilled work on past school projects and saved the district thousands of dollars. Mike Holton with Gould Electric was also in attendance opposing the PLA at CCCD. The coalition against the PLA also included the OC Taxpayers Association, who were told in writing that there would not be a PLA on the bond; the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association; and the Orange County Business Council.  Jim Moreno Lied To OC Taxpayers About Discriminating Against Non-Union Workers Since public awareness of the special interest deal known as a PLA was so low, ABC So-Cal worked with local college students to drop literature about the PLA on campus and sent out over 30,000 robo-calls to taxpayers in the district from our local taxpayers association, State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Matt Harper. Working with local reporters, ABC So-Cal was also able to get an editorial against the PLA, the day of the April 3, 2013 vote on the CCCD PLA, in Orange County’s major newspaper The Orange County Register on the front page of the local section.  ABC member, Alfred Dennison from Dennison Electric was highlighted.   “Jim Moreno and Jerry Patterson tried to deceive the voters and give a special interest deal to their political donors by pushing this virtual union monopoly. OC Tax and OC Business Council gave their endorsements with the understanding that no PLA would be used.  The bond was passed using those endorsements in the campaign mail to voters – and it won by 57% when the bond required 55% for passage.  You could easily say that without those endorsements, the bond would not have passed,” said ABC Government Affairs Director, Dave Everett. “Prinsky, Grant and Hornbuckle deserve all the credit for ensuring that promises made were promises kept.”   The two Democrats that were pushing this virtual union monopoly are Jerry Patterson and Jim Moreno.  A quick look at past campaign finance documents reveals Jerry Patterson’s long career funded by the very same unions he looks to give preference to – both as a Trustee and Congressman.  The other, Jim Moreno, apparently wants the unions to fund his campaign to take John Moorlach’s Orange County Supervisor seat in 2014.

 
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. For more information, visit www.abcsocal.org.  

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