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November 22, 1998
Re Joseph M. Garcia's letter about Rep. Elton Gallegly not "getting it" with regard to how the country feels about the Republican attempt to impeach President Clinton. There is good reason for this. Rep. Gallegly either does not read his constituents' mail or he chooses to ignore it. On Sept. 22, I wrote Rep. Gallegly a letter stating that "I am tired of it [the current congressional activities on impeachment] and so is the vast majority of our citizenry. Someone of stature has to have the fortitude to stand up and just say that.
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January 8, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Washington U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, a Southern California political fixture for more than 25 years, on Saturday announced plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term, becoming one of the first casualties of California's new political map and further unsettling the state's congressional delegation. "The decision to step aside at this time did not come lightly," the Simi Valley Republican said in a statement.
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April 21, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
When the Supreme Court struck down, on free-speech grounds, a law making it a federal crime to sell videos depicting animal cruelty, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) had more than a passing interest. He wrote the law. On Wednesday, Gallegly responded swiftly to the ruling, introducing a "narrowly tailored" bill aimed at passing constitutional muster. The measure would target so-called animal crush videos, such as those showing women in high heels stomping on puppies and kittens.
NEWS
January 7, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera and Richard Simon
Elton Gallegly, a veteran Republican member of Congress, will not seek reelection this year, avoiding a difficult race with another GOP incumbent after the redrawing of California's political boundaries placed their homes in the same district. Gallegly, 67, a former mayor of Simi Valley, has served in the U.S. House since 1987 and is best known for his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. He recently became chairman of the House judiciary subcommittee that oversees immigration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1993
I would like to commend your paper for the debate you printed in the Ventura County Edition on Sunday, June 27, between Rep. Elton Gallegly and Rep. Anthony Beilenson. I am a supporter of Congressman Gallegly and welcomed this opportunity for these men to express their views on the issues. Congressman Gallegly represents the people in his attempt to better control illegal immigration, reduce capital gains tax and keep "hands off" the Social Security trust fund. And he knows that taxes themselves will not stimulate the economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1999
Re "A Door to Strengthening Social Security," Ventura County Perspective, March 7. Rep. Elton Gallegly has a point well taken on the Social Security issue. This fund has been depleted by the funding of inappropriate programs not related to the retired people of this country. All of us have an obligation to help restore the Social Security fund, not only for our immediate future, but for our children and grandchildren. To place the Social Security fund outside the catchall reach of the general fund would reduce or remove the need to increase the Social Security taxes and ensure the viability of the fund for all Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1990
As a 16-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, I know how important my congressman is at providing law enforcement with the tools and funds necessary to do our job. Rep. Elton Gallegly has consistently led the fight in Congress for these tools. The recently reported riff between Gallegly and the union representatives of the FBI special agents is just a simple union versus management upset. After all, the FBI agents appeared in Gallegly's office on "their own time" to lobby for a pay raise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998
Re "Gallegly Toes Party Line in Panel's Impeachment Vote," Oct. 6. I cannot help but be angered by your less-than-nonpartisan headline addressing the issue of Rep. Elton Gallegly's position on the House Judiciary Committee. Even in a headline, you cannot seem to just simply print the news, you must editorialize in an attempt to "educate" your readers. If you have read any of Mr. Gallegly's statements regarding the actions of the Judiciary Committee, he has appropriately called for exercising restraint and for the courage of the committee to do its duty in reaching a decision on this very important national issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990
Because Sang Korman's race for the 21st Congressional District is such a lost cause, there is sometimes a tendency to ignore his many wild and unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elton Gallegly. Apparently, the more desperate he becomes, the lower Korman is willing to stoop in his attempt to discredit his hard-working and dedicated opponent. During the past few weeks, Korman's attacks have been so vicious and vile that it is difficult to ignore them. While his campaign literature pictures him as the most patriotic American, apparently Korman has yet to learn a fundamental American principal: You don't impugn the character and integrity of an honorable opponent without losing your own credibility in the process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1990
In response to Janice Gallegly's letter (Oct. 26), there has been an empty chair at our dinner table as well. My husband, Richard Freiman, has been campaigning full time for the office of U. S. representative since May. We both feel that the issues of freedom of choice, protection of our environment, and maintaining the integrity of Social Security, Medicare and other senior citizen programs are that important. Rep. Elton Gallegly has refused to meet my husband in a debate even though Richard first challenged him to a debate as far back as June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Ending months of speculation, Steve Bennett, a Ventura County supervisor best known for a set of tough development restrictions, on Wednesday announced his bid for a congressional seat created by last summer's redistricting. Bennett, a Democrat, hopes to represent the new 26th Congressional District, which spans almost all of Ventura County outside Simi Valley. Much of the area has been represented for 25 years by Rep. Elton Gallegy, a Simi Valley Republican who has not yet announced whether he plans to run again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2011 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
In a last-ditch effort to get more money to victims of the 2008 Metrolink train disaster, a Ventura County congressman is trying to hike by tens of millions of dollars a federal limit on death and injury claims in passenger rail accidents. Republican Rep. Elton Gallegly of Simi Valley has introduced legislation that would increase the liability cap from $200 million to $275 million for accidents like the head-on collision in Chatsworth that killed 25 and injured more than 130. The bill is a scaled-back version of a proposal that died last year; it would have retroactively boosted the cap to $500 million.
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April 21, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
When the Supreme Court struck down, on free-speech grounds, a law making it a federal crime to sell videos depicting animal cruelty, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) had more than a passing interest. He wrote the law. On Wednesday, Gallegly responded swiftly to the ruling, introducing a "narrowly tailored" bill aimed at passing constitutional muster. The measure would target so-called animal crush videos, such as those showing women in high heels stomping on puppies and kittens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2006 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
The outline of California's June 6 election sharpened Friday as a crowd of ambitious newcomers joined such old-timers as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown on the roster of candidates who met the deadline to get their names on the statewide ballot.
OPINION
January 25, 2004
Re "Help Mexico Fix Its Problems -- Instead of Sending Them North," Commentary, Jan. 21: In his search for an answer to the question of what benefit the U.S. receives from undocumented workers, perhaps Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) should speak to those who employ them, possibly including his friends and family, but more to the point, to the businesses that use cheap labor and offer no benefits. He lays the blame squarely on the undocumented workers, not on those who capitalize on their tenuous status in this country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2002
I am struck by the flexibility Rep. Elton Gallegly exhibits when it comes to matters of principle. He signed on as a co-sponsor of the Shays-Meehan bill, the House version of campaign finance reform, months ago, and declared his position in statements and letters. But when the House leadership bottled it up in committee, Gallegly's "strong support for campaign finance reform" was not strong enough to move him to sign the petition to bring it to the floor of the House for a vote, because "as a matter of principle, I do not sign discharge petitions," even for a bill he co-sponsored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992
Since the beginning of time, women have been prisoners of their bodies because men have always determined whether or not a woman would be pregnant. Today, not much has changed, except that the man making those decisions are not a woman's husband but her congressman. Because of the lack of support by our government to find more effective forms of birth control, American women are continuously being faced with unwanted pregnancies. Unfortunately, the only way to terminate an unwanted pregnancy is an abortion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1992
I wish to make a significant clarification to a quotation attributed to me by Rep. Elton Gallegly. In a recent campaign mailer I was quoted in a manner which appeared to indicate that the Casa Pacifica organization supported Mr. Gallegly's reelection bid. This is erroneous and misleading. My own personal expression of support should not in any way imply that Casa Pacifica endorsed Congressman Gallegly. While I am grateful for Congressman Gallegly's successful efforts in obtaining almost $1 million in federal appropriations for our children's facility, I am highly disappointed that I was quoted in a way that implicated an organizational endorsement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush administration is considering Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury as one of several candidates for U. S. attorney in Los Angeles. Bradbury, a 59-year-old Republican, said this week that he is flattered that he has been mentioned as a candidate for top federal attorney in the Central District, which stretches from Orange County to San Luis Obispo. "That kind of came out of the blue," he said. "But I have not applied for the job, and I'm happy doing what I'm doing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000
Re "Case, Gallegly Both Lay Claim to 'Moderate' Label," Oct. 1. Your bias is painfully apparent in this article about the 23rd Congressional District race. It describes Michael Case as "the tall, gentlemanly candidate in a dark blue suit." Later in the article, Rep. Elton Gallegly is described as "dressed in tan shoes and pants and a striped brown shirt tucked around his belly." Belly? I can almost see Gallegly hitching his thumbs in his overalls and spitting some tobacco juice on my shoes.
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