Elton Gallegly Watch: The Post California GOP Primary Party

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Rep. Elton Gallegy, R- Simi Valley talking with Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten; also Ventura County GOP Chairman Mike Osborn talking with Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks

Representative Elton Gallegly won his race for the GOP nomination in CA-24 yesterday defeating challenger attorney Michael Tenenbaum by a 77% to 23% margin – a whopping 54 points. This was a wipeout against Tenenbaum who had also run two years previous.

And, Flap was invited to the post election party at The Vineyards in Simi Valley. Interestingly enough this was the same restaurant that Flap had celebrated Gallegly’s first GOP primary win 22 years ago.

On to the the photos:

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Rep. Gallegly and Ventura count Sheriff Bob Brooks

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Rep. Gallegly and wife Janice

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Rep. Gallegly, former California GOP Assemblyman and California State Senate GOP nominee Tony Strickland with wife California GOP Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, Judge-elect Jeff Bennett looks on

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Thousand Oaks Mayor Jacqui V. Irwin and Thousand Oaks Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Glancy

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Simi Valley Councilman Glen Becerra

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Rep. Elton Gallegly looks at election returns with Darin Henry, Ventura County Republican Party, Area 2 member and Peggy Sadler, Area 4 member

The question of the night: Who of the above will run for the 24th Congressional District when Representative Elton Gallegly ever decides to retire?

Stay tuned…….

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Tom McClintock Wins GOP Nomination for California Congress

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California State Senator Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks last night during election night victory

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Bee

Congratulations to Flap’s California State Senator Tom McClintock in his election victory last night in the California Primary Election. Tom who was raised in Thousand Oaks and served many years as its representiative in the California Assembly and Senate ran and WON for the GOP nomination for a Northern California open Congressional seat (CA-4).

Tom McClintock, emerging victorious Tuesday from a bruising Republican primary, will face Democrat Charlie Brown in a November match-up to replace retiring Rep. John Doolittle in Congress.

With all precincts reporting, McClintock held a decisive lead over former Sacramento-area Rep. Doug Ose, 54 percent to 39 percent.

“It looks like we’re headed toward a monumental victory,” McClintock, a state senator representing a district 400 miles away, told cheering supporters in Placer County.

Flap remembers fondly the early years of the McClintock political career and walking precincts with Tom in Camarillo as he ran in his first contested GOP primary election for the California Assembly in 1982. Tom won the primary and went on to be the then youngest elected member of the California Legislature.

In 1983 (after having been sworn into office) Tom gave a tour of the California State Capitol during the California Republican Party organizational meeting which Flap and family attended. Here are the photos and note Flap’s long and brown colored hair:

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Tom McClintock and Flap at the rostrum of the California Assembly 1983

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Flap knows Tom will continue to be a strong conservative voice for California voters.

And, one thing is for sure: McClintock will be a “PAIN IN THE ASS” for Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

McClintock runs against the Democrat nominee, Charlie Brown in the November general election. He will be heavily favored in this very GOP gerrymandered Congressional District.


Jeff Bennett Wins Ventura County Superior Court Seat

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Jeff Bennett, Ventura County (California) Chief Deputy District Attorney has won his race for the Ventura County Superior court bench.

The results:

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Congratulations to Judge Bennett.

Flap had the opportunity to take a few photos of the new judge at Representative Elton Gallegly’s post campaign party yesterday evening:

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Representative Elton Gallegly R-Simi Valley and newly elected Ventura County Superior Court Judge Jeff Bennett

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Judge Jeff Bennett and family

Judge-elect Bennett will take the bench in January 2009 when Judge Bruce Clark who has previously announced his departure retires.

Representative Elton Gallegly Breezes to Easy Victory in CA-24 GOP Primary Race

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Representative Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley, in California’s 24th congressional District easily won GOP renomination in the California Primary Election yesterday. Gallegly bested attorney Michael Tenenbaum by over 4 to 1 in a low turnout GOP primary election.

Gallegy who will face off with Democrat Marta Jorgensen in the November general election will be competing for his 12th term in Congress.

Flap was invited to the Gallegly victory party last night at The Vineyards in Simi Valley just as he was 22 years ago when Gallegly first won the GOP nomination.

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Representative Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley and Flap

Gallegly will have an easy re-election campaign in November. More on the race and the “SURPRISE” Democrat nominee later.

Stay tuned……

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Gay Marriage on November California Ballot

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Afi Wikins (L) and her partner Quesha Landers smile after making their appointment for a marriage license at city hall in San Francisco, California, May 16, 2008

The Limit on Marriage Constitutional Amendment has qualified by initiative and will appear on the California November general election ballot.

The full text of the California Constitutional amendment is here.

The latest polls have it either leading or failing. Go figure. It will be a close race in any event due to the large numbers of young voters who will be drawn to the polls by Barack Obama.

The Protect Marriage website is here.

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California Primary Election 2008 Watch: Elton Gallegly for Congress

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Flap enthusiastically endorses and will vote later today for his good friend, Elton Gallegly for the House of Representatives. Elton is running in the California GOP primary election.

Endorsements include:

  • Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1995-1999.
  • Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1999-2007.
  • Bob Brooks, Ventura County Sheriff
  • Gregory D. Totten, Ventura County District Attorney
  • Michael Bradbury, former Ventura County District Attorney
  • Cristie Stanley, Santa Barbara County District Attorney
  • Marty Bates, President, Ventura County Board of Education
  • Jacqui Irwin, Mayor of the City of Thousand Oaks
  • Glen Becerra, Simi Valley Council Member
  • Audra Strickland, California Assemblywoman
  • Tony Strickland, former California Assemblyman and GOP California State Senate presumptive nominee
  • Tom McClintock, California State Senator

Ventura and Santa Barbara County, California voters please go to the polls and re-elect YOUR congressman, Elton Gallegly.