State Senate candidates in 30 minutes or less Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm
California State Assemblyman Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) seems like a man who really could tell you his life story in three minutes flat. He demonstrated his mastery of the elevator pitch before a crowd of about 35 people at a forum hosted by the Menlo Democrats club on Tuesday.
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Posted by Bob, a resident of the Portola Valley: Brookside Park neighborhood, on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Lieber attended CCSF and Foothill and then transferred to Stanford. Did Hill go on after CSM; the article is unclear on this? Hill has almost every Democratic Party regular's endorsement, but Lieber has the independence to represent the entire Senate District and she has opposed the High Speed Rail project, not because she opposes the concept, but like Joe Simitian she has objections to the way the plan is now presented. This is the type of independence that I believe environmentalists and those who want a representative who will not be voting "the party line" want as their Senator in Sacramento.
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm
Here is one reason why I will never vote for Jerry Hill again.
In May of 2007 while he was a Supervisor for San Mateo County
I will never forget his comment to CBS 5 reporter Robert Lyles when asked about the 54 San Mateo County employees taking 11 County vehicles to Las Vegas, costing the taxpayers about $15,000 according to John Maltbie. His response was "Those trips happened under the radar, Nobody knew they where happening" According to another paper Mr. Hill was in Las Vegas that same weekend. He was and is still a member of the Service League of San Mateo County which had several people on that same trip.
I have no idea why he didn't say No comment, instead he lied to a reporter.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Jul 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Wow! Education faces real problems, both in money and in performance, and each has no thoughts on funding, expenses, minority achievement, low ranking versus world standards for elementary education, and more?
Job creation--Mr. Hill has an idea which might have a very small impact on the overall picture, and Ms. Lieber's first thought is to ask business owners to give a little more to their communities. These might be laudable ideas, but we need our Assembly to have more depth of understanding and a plan about job creation and the intertwined economic crisis facing the state. These are big issues; we need big people to deal with them.