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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 11:46 am, Thu Jun 14, 2012.

Congressional candidate Ricky Gill announced Wednesday that he has earned the endorsement of former Republican primary opponent John McDonald.

McDonald stated in his endorsement that Gill is "the best candidate to represent the 9th District in Congress."

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  • Ronald Brown posted at 4:13 pm on Thu, Jun 28, 2012.

    gipper Posts: 116

    No, I do not know what it takes to pass the bar exam Mr. Klein. But I do know that a lawyer must have passed the bar exam to practice law. Ricky was supposedly bright enough to finish law school in December 2011. However, his campaign adjusted this in February 2011 to say "that he would be completing law school soon". Let him pass the bar exam, work in a private enterprise, pricvate law firm or public position in the Central Valley and then run for public office. I might have a different opinion of him then.

    As for Ricky's work in the valley, do not make me laugh. I am still waiting to hear about Ricky's extensive involvement in the family business. I know that harvesting happens in the fall, and I cannot understand how Ricky was involved during this busy period for the last seven years when he was in college and law school. It is hard to believe that he would commute from Berkeley (or Princeton, New Jersey!!) to help with his family's business enterprises. When Ricky was not in school, he was not down on the family farm. He was in Washington D.C and working with the Sacramento Kings and Oakland A's (among other activities).
    Moreover, he has grossly inflated his experience. Several news sources have reported that. For example, let me take you to this statement from Ricky Gill himself, “I was young when I got involved in my family’s small business, which is primarily agriculture. We grow grapes. We grow cherries. We know what it is like to deal with regulatory burden.” Really? The truth of the matter is that Ricky Gill was finishing law school and has NEVER held a full time job (San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/2011).
    In order to join the conversation about job creation, it is useful if you have had a full time job. I think you would agree with this Mr. Klein.

    As for the Central Valley, the sluggish economy is mainly due to the housing bust . When the housing market collapsed, the residents of the Central Valley got hit hard. Where does Ricky stand on allowing hard working homeowners who are paying their mortgages and want to refinance and are not allowed to? Would Ricky support legislation that would allow these people to refinance their mortgage? This would free up money where homeowners could spend in Central Valley businesses and help stimulate the local economy.

    I do not doubt that Jerry McNerney has received money from special interest and outside interest groups. But has 100% of Ricky's donations come from within his district? I do not believe so. Ricky has called himself a small business owner of beverage exports on his congressional candidate profile. With his "so-called" extensive experience in this industry that would make him an expert in "trade and regulatory policy" for people of his district, I thought that Ricky would use his extensive business connections to raise his campaign warchest. But where does his money come from? ", a big chunk of his campaign contributions came from his parents' connections in the business and close-knit Indian-American communities.". (San Jose Mercury 4/14/2012). Alas, that is why Ricky changed his involvement from the owner of this company to an unpaid consultant!!. LOL!!

    I am still trying to understand all the complexities of Ricky's "evolving" work experience. I need someone to get me a King 888 right now so I can contemplate Ricky's vast business acumen and wait for him to pass the California bar exam!! ROFL!!

  • Stuart Klein posted at 11:55 am on Wed, Jun 27, 2012.

    Stuart Klein Posts: 6

    Do you have any idea what is involved with passing the bar exam? I'm guessing you don't because you keep bringing it up against him. Finishing law school does not, generally speaking, leave a person prepared to take the bar. Many months of additional study are needed to get up to speed on what is actually required in order to pass the test. Considering that Ricky has been campaigning hard since before he even graduated, it is not at all surprising that he has not passed yet!

    As to your boy McNerney, how can you claim he has any understanding of the problems facing our district? He has never lived in the Central Valley, and even now is only renting a house here so he can claim residency. His wife continues to live and be registered in Pleasanton. She won't be voting for McNerney in November! You can bet that McNerney is spending most of his time there too. His voting record has consistently been anti-agriculture. With farming and dairy accounting for about 50% of San Joaquin county's GDP, this is very big deal! McNerney has been unable to raise any money in this district. He is totally dependent on special interest groups and Nancy Palosi to finance his campaign. Does that really sound like someone that will represent the people of Stockton, Lodi, Galt, Modesto, etc..? He has followed party lines on virtually every vote.

    We need a candidate that will actually REPRESENT US. McNerney has proven he cannot do that, again and again. Regardless of how unqualified you seem to think that Gill is, you have to admit that he CANNOT POSSIBLY be worse for the district than McNearny has been. It is simply not possible.

  • Ronald Brown posted at 11:03 am on Mon, Jun 18, 2012.

    gipper Posts: 116

    Ricky Gill went to Princeton. Do I care? For your information Mr Walter, it was the Harvard Club of Washington D C that launched the US into the Vietnam quagmire.

    As for Ricky's law school experience, you sound like a total fool Mr. Walter. What has Ricky been able to do with his Boalt law degree? Absolutely nothing! Ricky Gill has not even passed the bar exam!! ROFL!!

    As for Ricky's experience on the California Board of Education, Ricky was chosen from over 100 other high school students to fill a one-year term as the student member of the California State Board of Education. Guess how many important decisions he got to make?

    I need a King 888 while I wait for Ricky Gill to pass the California bar exam!!


  • Rich Walter posted at 4:18 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    DdubWalter Posts: 6

    Ron Brown the joke is back!! Don't you have anything better to do than just sit around and comment on every single article about Ricky Gill?? McNerney is a drop out from West Point and then later attended University of New Mexico and a former engineer. What makes you think that he would be better equipped than Gill in the field of education? Gill attended Princeton and got his law degree from UC Berkeley and served on the California State Board of Education. Look at the facts Ron Brown. #RonBrown=joke

  • Ronald Brown posted at 6:18 am on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    gipper Posts: 116

    I am not being a hatchet man Josh. All I am doing is stating Ricky's "own" words. If you do not believe me, listen to Ricky himself.


    I am still trying to comprehend Ricky's "evolving" public service experience. I need a King 888 right now.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 8:11 pm on Thu, Jun 14, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 541

    Ron, you're coming across as a hatchet man for McNerney and it's not very pretty. It really isn't necessary to comment on every article that mentions Ricky Gill. I got your drift several articles ago.

  • Ronald Brown posted at 3:40 pm on Thu, Jun 14, 2012.

    gipper Posts: 116

    “I’m pretty proud of the experience I’ve got. I’ve served on the State Board of Education. I’ve got mentors who have taken me under their wing. In a way that makes this not unreasonable. One of them is Senator Bill Frist. He used to be the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. He was a senator from Tennessee. [I] worked with him one summer on No Child Left Behind reauthorization. We started that conversation; it’s now happening in Congress.” - Ricky Gill

    Wow. Seriously? Did Ricky Gill work with Bill Frist on the reauthorization of the No Left Child Behind Act? If so, I would seriously think about voting for Ricky Gill in the upcoming November election.

    In reality, Ricky worked as an intern for the majority staff of the of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. What were his major responsibilities? He answered the telephone!!

    With embellishments like this, it is no wonder why Ricky has deleted his career timeline from his campaign's website!

    I need a King 888 energy drink to contemplate the significance of this!! ROFL!!



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