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September 23, 1991
Why is it reapportionment always seems to bring out the ugliest and most unseemly aspects of our public officials? With acquiescence from the other county supervisors and the connivance of County Executive Richard Wittenberg and LAFCO Director Robert Braitman, Supervisor John Flynn has tried to geographically divide Latino interests to deny their potential electoral strength in this county. These same schemers again have divided the Ojai Valley communities of interest to stem any incipient political challenges that might coalesce from this politically fertile area.
December 18, 1990 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
Returning from a congressional tour of Saudi Arabia, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) said Monday he was encouraged by U.S. preparations to fight against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and by American soldiers' desire to stop "this madman." "Our troops are as prepared as we could have them prepared," said Gallegly, who joined a 19-member congressional delegation on a five-day trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel. He said he found morale high among the 200,000 troops stationed in the Saudi desert.
Democratic congressional candidate Richard Freiman, seeking an attention-getting issue for his uphill campaign against Rep. Elton Gallegly, Wednesday called on Gallegly to give $20,000 in contributions from savings and loan institutions to the U.S. Treasury to help pay for a massive federal bailout of the troubled industry.
August 2, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) and GOP challenger Hunt Braly spent more than $672,000 in their bitter June primary election battle, making it by far the most expensive state legislative race in Ventura County, according to final campaign reports. Both candidates wound up in debt after the June 5 election, which Wright won by a 3-2 margin, said final reports released this week. Wright reported owing nearly $23,000. Braly owes more than $60,000.
July 19, 1990
The June primaries have passed, and thankfully so has the mudslinging! Why don't today's politicians base their campaigns on their own merits and accomplishments rather than the mistakes of their opponents? Give the voters what they want: a straightforward campaign that is free from put-downs and accusations. When will the politicians figure out that criticizing their opponents will not win them an election? Sang Korman learned this lesson too late and it cost him. Korman ran against Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley)
April 29, 1990
Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) has been talking out of both sides of his mouth for years: 1. He claims to be an environmentalist, yet he co-sponsored a bill to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and supports increased offshore drilling off the California coastline. 2. He claims to be a friend to senior citizens, yet he voted to lower funding for the Older Americans Act. 3. He claims his only opposition to abortion is that he opposes paying for the procedure with federal funds, yet he supported a constitutional ban on abortion.
October 28, 1989
It was no surprise that Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) voted against aid to indigent victims of rape and incest. It is not a question of cost because the alternative in tax dollars is far more expensive. It is not a question of morals because who can defend the immorality of rape and incest? Rather, it is the official platform of the Republican Party that stubbornly opposes freedom of choice for pregnant women, even for innocent victims of crime and debauchery. The bill finally passed, despite Gallegly's opposition, thanks to many farsighted Democrats and Republicans who formerly voted against such assistance.
June 8, 1989
Jere Robings, field representative for Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), has been named executive director of the Ventura County Taxpayer's Assn. Before taking the job with Gallegly, Robings was with Southern California Edison for 38 years, serving as area manager for the Simi Valley, Moorpark and Conejo Valley district. He has also has been president of the Simi Valley Rotary Club and chairman of the board of the Heart Assn. of Ventura County. Gene Daffern, present executive director of the association, has taken a job as general manager of Capps Electronic Corp.
May 11, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury released the findings Wednesday of a 10-week investigation by his office of reports that Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) used her clout to keep her frequently ticketed daughter behind the wheel. The 97-page report asserted that Wright "has demonstrated a clear pattern of attempting to obtain special treatment for herself and her daughter with the police, the courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles." Bradbury's office found that Wright improperly intervened to keep her daughter, Victoria, from losing her driver's license or going to jail as the result of 28 traffic violations since 1981.
May 10, 1989
Robert Wilcox, a San Fernando Valley Republican activist who was weighing a 1990 primary challenge to Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), said Tuesday that he has decided not to run. Wilcox, a former aide to Assemblywoman Marian W. La Follette (R-Northridge), said he based his decision on the emergence of two other prospective Republican candidates and his unwillingness to leave his lifelong hometown of Northridge to move into Wright's 37th District. "It's not my seat, it's not my district, it's not my area," said Wilcox, 23, who resides in La Follette's 38th District.
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