Three challenge Rich Gordon in Assembly race Menlo Park, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on May 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm
Election 2012: As Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, asks District 24 residents to send him back to the state Assembly for another two years, three challengers with no experience in elective politics are telling voters they can do a better job representing their interests in Sacramento.
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Posted by R.GORDON, a resident of another community, on May 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm R.GORDON is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
Compared to what amounts to a not very illustrious 1.5 years this other Mr. Gordon other than his "sojourns to Sacramento" in order to continue his work with plastic bottles (not an issue for the average unemployed person in his district) and created jobs in RIVERSIDE! while speaking about the importance of education????How do these bottle manufacturing help employment? And his "mid Peninsula and his bill "resructuring for bond issues" which do not affect the average citizen in the Mid Peninsula but helps those 1% per centers who have benefited from his 'cooperation' with the very rich folk when he was supervisor and not at all liked by those in areas outside of Woodside and Atherton who saw him as innefectual before winning handily the position of assemblyman through help from those whom he extended a lot of favors as Supervisor.He was available for photo ops but not for meetings in those years he served and ignored major issues for the coastal communities.He calls himself a Democrat is more known for his legal marriage before Obama made it legal between two men and with ambitions similar to some who are still getting the boot in Washington.
With JP Morgan Chase's failure today, the days of big business do not have any place either in local politics or on Wall St. or politics.
Any one of his opponents running against him, sound like they are genuinely concerned and dedicated for the state, its people, and most of all, education and the right to work.
Mr.Gordon does make it sound as if his efforts are aimed at big business more than a goal for the everyman. He obviously has his eye set on higher office, but sounds out of character when he adds that his interest is also education and should be "our number one priority". What has he done in that area while he has his sojourns involving plastic bottles and China. Frivolous is not a strong enough word to describe his effectiveness.
Posted by Joe, a resident of the Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle neighborhood, on May 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Maybe it's time to send somebody besides Democrats to Sacramento.
They control both houses of the Assembly and the governor's office, and projections are for even more of a deficit than anticipated in January. I am tired of government (at any level) spending more than it receives. You and I couldn't do that. I also don't want to have to make up the shortfall by paying more taxes just because officials can't manage the money properly. And I'm tired of excuses and blame games.
If they can't manage a small amount of money, why would I trust them with more?
It's time for a change. Tell them to stop spending money on frivolous items.
Posted by joe, a resident of the Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle neighborhood, on May 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm
It seems like Mr. Gordon may be trying to do the same as his former colleague Jerry Hill -- Board of Supervisors and Assembly. Mr. Hill is now running for State Senate. Will Mr. Gordon try and follow suit?
It's time for some fresh blood in Sacramento rather than having politicians move from elected job to elected job especially since what's broken continues to get worse.