Our Thousand Oaks Tea Party is a non-partisan
organization supportive of Constitutionally-limited
government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.
We oppose corruption, wasteful spending, raising
taxes, and the influence of special interests in our
government which was designed by our Founders to be
of the people, by the people, and for the people.
The 12 Values of the 9.12 Project: Honesty, Reverence,
Hope, Thrift, Humility, Charity, Sincerity, Moderation,
Hard Work, Courage, Personal Responsibility, Gratitude
Dear Tea Party – 9.12 Members:
Because many of you have asked how I will vote November 2, below are the candidates and issues that I believe are aligned with our T.O. Tea Party principles.
I have discussed these with many Tea Party members and other T.O. residents and have come to the conclusions below :
I have not listed the major candidates in the major parties below because you probably already have made decisions on them. If you do want to know my opinion on them, feel free to ask.
T.O. City Council * * * * * *
The more I delve into Thousand Oaks concerns, the more I find special interest money influencing major changes in our city and driving two incumbents – Fox and Gillette – into projects against the wishes of most residents and which will change our town forever. Therefore, I feel it is very important that we replace these two incumbents, so I will vote for:
* * * Claudia Bill-de la Pena, incumbent –
Claudia has proved herself to be fiscally conservative
See Acorn of 10-7-10: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2010-10-07/Community/Councilwoman_trying_to_distance_herself_from_fello.html
* * * Al Adam – Claudia’s appointed planning commissioner. Claudia & Al are running as a “team of fiscal conservatives against over-development of Thousand Oaks.”
See Acorn of 9-23-10 :
* * * Geoff Bride – At our Candidate Forum 9/16, and at three other Forums, Geoff, unlike any other, repeatedly spoke of the need to cut wasteful spending, pensions, salaries, benefits and fees.
See Acorn of 9-16-10: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2010-09-16/Community/Council_challenger_says_Fox_and_Gillette_arent_lis.html
Conejo Recreation & Park District
I have found that taxpayer money has – and will continue to be – much abused in the Lang Ranch Community Park project. Therefore I will vote for no incumbents. Instead I will vote only for
Conejo Valley School District
Michael Dunn – I know him to work diligently for conservative principles and values in schools. I will vote for him. That saves taxpayer money.
And, since Dunn recommends voting for the other incumbents to maintain our good schools, I will also vote for incumbents
County Treasurer – Tax Collector
I will vote for Steven Hintz. I believe he will keep our tax money safer.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
I will write in “Diane Lenning.”
She lost in the primary, but the other two candidates are liberals, meaning they will waste taxpayer dollars.
The more people write in her name, the bigger the message we’ll send in Calif. that we want want Conservatives on the ballot!
This is how I will vote on the Propositions I feel are Tea Party-related.
19 – – – – Legalize marijuana (A social issue – not in Tea Party core principles.)
20 – Yes – Redistricting – More people involved in the process, removes special interest influence
21 – No – Vehicle license surcharge (a tax)
22 – Yes – Keep taxpayers money local
23 – Yes – Don’t destroy good jobs with job-killing Green jobs
24 – No – Maintain existing legislation that helps businesses tax-wise
25 – No – Would make it easier to raise taxes!!!
26 – Yes – Makes it harder to raise levies & charges
27 – No – Redistricting – the opposite of Prop. 20 (don’t vote the same way on both of them)
I hope this helps!