State campaign documents paint an unexpected picture of Paul Leon’s campaign to replace Gloria Negrette McLeod in the California Senate after she won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this past November. Leon is the mayor of Ontario. His opponent is Norma Torres, who currently serves in the California Assembly.
Leon’s campaign expenditures came under scrutiny after some within the Republican Party were hearing complaints that Leon did not have sufficient financial support. For the period of Jan. 1 thru April 27, 2013, the Paul Leon for State Senate District 32 campaign spent $347.278.60, leaving it with a balance of $5,516.46 cash on hand. The total dollar amount is a signal a well-funded campaign, especially for a special election.
Analysis of how the money was spent is what is of concern to political insiders. During a four-month period, Leon’s campaign paid $36,145 to The Paideia Group, LLC. Paideia’s website states, “The Paideia Group (TPG) LLC. is a comprehensive consulting firm, specializing in governmental conflict resolution as well as executing comprehensive political, educational and issue oriented campaigns.” What the website does not state is who owns the company.
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I thought it was interesting in that one side of it addresses Measure R. As part of that side, the photos of the Colonies Four are posted.
Of course, one of the Colonies Four is Jim Erwin, former president of SEBA. How ironic is that?by Administrator
So Gary and his chief of staff and his former field rep turned legislative analyst all belong to the same church and are all now ordained ministers. Between the three of them they are far exceeding $500,000 a year on the taxpayers. Wonder how much they are getting on top of that from parishioners?by Administrator
That is the rumor and IT IS ONLY a rumor. But it is what we are hearing about the 4th District Court of Appeal decision in the Colonies Four case. So, based on a rumor, anyone want to take bets?by Administrator
County Employees have had enough of the Board of Supervisors and their total lack of caring about the rank and file staff. Every day these employees are on the front lines trying to provide services to the residents of the County.
Current leadership has absolutely no clue as to what goes on in the daily life of a County employee. Many employees disliked the former CAO but at the same time many knew that he understood what they did each day.by Administrator