July 5, 1987
The Times quoted me in an incomplete way in its recent article (June 21) on anti-nuclear protests by city officials, making it appear that I was personally disinterested. In fact, I told your reporter the following: "I can understand the frustration of local officials in dealing with the nuclear arms race. As a state official I am working through the legislative process (this so far was quoted accurately) on the issue of nuclear weapons work being done under the auspices of the University of California" (this latter remark was not quoted)
May 3, 1987 |
In the weeks since she forced Los Angeles City Councilwoman Pat Russell into a June 2 runoff, Ruth Galanter has made a point of distancing herself from Assemblyman Tom Hayden. Galanter and her supporters say they fear that a political alliance with Hayden would open her up to charges of hard-core liberalism.
September 21, 1986 |
Assemblyman Tom Hayden's archenemy in the state Legislature has joined forces with the GOP candidate who is running against Hayden in November. Gil Ferguson, a conservative Republican assemblyman from Newport Beach, has created a political action committee called the "Oust Tom Hayden PAC" to funnel contributions to the campaign of Gloria J. Stout, Hayden's rival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1986
State Assemblyman Gil Ferguson's (R-Newport Beach) recent attack in the legislature on his fellow Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) for Hayden's past anti-war activities is an outrage. It is an insult to our democratic system of government and to anyone who still respects the spirit of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It is the duty and the right of the citizens of this country to choose their representatives at the polls. The last thing voters need is some self-righteous demagogue to attempt to circumvent that process for his own political ends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1985
It appalls me to see a supposedly responsible, rational legislator such as Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) demonstrate such prejudicial, irrational and unthinking behavior as when he labled Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) a "traitor" for his stand on the Vietnam War (Times, May 3). Such slanders are nothing more than McCarthyism at its worst. In so many words, what Ferguson said was, "If you hold an opinion that differs from mine, then you are not only wrong, but anti-American, anti-God and probably unfit to be a citizen of this country."