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San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts endorses Jerry McNerney

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:12 am, Thu Oct 25, 2012.

San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts has endorsed Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, for the 9th Congressional District seat.

McNerney, who has served almost six years in Congress, is running against Republican Ricky Gill of Lodi.

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16 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:06 am on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I agree with Mr Chaney, administration expenses should be examined and a solution should be found to diminish it's cost.

    Administration is valuable and needed to make things run smoothly for who they serve, but there should be a way to save money by making administration more efficient and effective. If the schools can do without this office as is, making it smaller is a good idea.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:32 pm on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    advocate Posts: 502

    The county board of education is just another layer of unneeded administration officials and staff, highly overpaid, for the purpose they purport to serve. Aren't the local school board districts already overloaded with many overpaid, wasteful officials and staff who have layer upon layer of similar jobs and titles, some that just count and jumble the numbers? The only overseer they require, in my opinion, is a real auditor and the grand jury.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 1:47 pm on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 533

    Joanne, what does the County Office of Education do that the local school boards couldn't handle themselves?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:20 am on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "I am opposed to an elected Superintendent and the need for a County Board of Education is questionable at best but that's a subject for another day. "

    Anyone who questions the need for a County Board of Education most likely does not understand its function and the large umbrella of services it supports for school districts within its jurisdiction.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:48 am on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Mr. Morgan, I agree with your assessment of the county school board, to me being just another layer of overpaid and unneeded administrators. As far as endorsements go, I throw them out the window and study my general election voters' guide that all voters should receive by mail, and my decisions are made after thoroughly reading each argument for and against and the rebuttals made against them before I make any decision on the ballot issues. For candidates, I research their names and how their ideas and campaign promises, not their spin or negativity toward their opponent, would make life better for all Americans. I also see who is "endorsing' the particular candidate or ballot issue to see that there is some partisanship shown by those who choose to endorse. I personally will vote for Senator McNerney for his approach to the veterans' issue and the great work he has accomplished bringing those badly needed services to SJ county for our veterans of our wars, both pphysical and mental programs. Mr. Gill has no real resume and some day I would like to see his presence in the political arena in this district but until he shows some political savvy, perhaps by becoming an intern for a successful politician, The big dogs in DC would eat him alive.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:57 am on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 533

    Now it's just stupid on the part of the Superintendent to endorse a candidate since it is a non-partisan position, but that's his choice.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:54 am on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 533

    I stand corrected on the election of the County Superintendent. I actually knew that because I am opposed to an elected Superintendent and the need for a County Board of Education is questionable at best but that's a subject for another day.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:29 pm on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    FYI - Mick Founts was ELECTED Superintendent of SJ County Schools in 2010.

    Sounds like no one here knows who or WHAT they voted for just TWO years ago!

    FYI - Mr. Baumbach - the SJCOE website does state that Dr. Founts has been in education for 30 years - it does not say that he was a teacher or that he belonged to the union for 30 years.

    Anyone who knows anything would be familiar with the HUGE number of years one must work in administration in order to rise to COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT.

    Competition for District Superintendent is huge, let alone ANY county position.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:25 pm on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Josh stated...I just don't believe it is wise for superintendents, city managers, judges, principals, etc. to be publicly endorsing candidates.

    Interesting thought Josh... but in this case, no matter if he endorsed McNerney or not, there is a 99.989 percent chance that McNerney's opponent would assume a 30 year card carrying union member will vote democratic.

    If you read what this man posts on line, he has made comments that demonstrate he is anti republican, pro democrat for 30+ years...

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 11:46 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Mow is not an elected politician. He was appointed by the Board of Supervisors position Josh. You are correct about Mr Khan.


    Let me reiterate the words from the San Francisco Chronicle that are on RIcky's website
    "He's never held a full time job". This has been reiterated by the Chronicle and the Stockton Record again and again. He has no way of substanting what he says.


    For example, he pointed to be an owner of an international beverage company. When the company was being investigated, his role changed from an owner to an "unpaid consultant". Moreover, he claimed to be a "consultant" for the Educational Testing Service. When his supervisor said that he just assisted on projects, he had to modify his story.

    He has been asked time and time again to give his role in the business. Was it in market research, compliance, supply chain, corporate finance, legal, etc? He refuses to discuss this, and his role in the family business besides being a "director" is minor at best.

    Ricky Gill-the kid born on 3rd base who thinks he hit a triple! I hope he does not choke on the silver spoon in his mouth during any campaign events!

    Family farmer? LOL!
    Small businessowner? LMBO!
    Consultant at ETS? ROFLWMDHO!


     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 11:15 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 533

    Michael, all of the individuals you list are all elected politicians. I just don't believe it is wise for superintendents, city managers, judges, principals, etc. to be publicly endorsing candidates. As I've said, it's perfectly legal for them to do so but I believe they are putting their entire department in jeopardy if their candidate of choice is not elected. And that applies to Republicans and Democrats.

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 10:28 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    How can someone be involved in the family business (farming) when they have been away at school the last seven years at Princeton and Berkeley? Doesn't harvest normally happen in the fall?


    As far as state board members, Ricky has no problem listing taxpayer funded supporters like Taj Khan (SJ Delta College Trustee) and Victor Mow (Port of Stockton Commission Member) on his website as part of his website.

    Yes, I voted for Obama because like Colin Powell I am truly clueless.

    William Dawes #moronic


     
  • William Dawes posted at 9:50 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    William Dawes Posts: 116

    If a family owns a business, yes, the family members are all working a job.

    You sound like another anti-capitalist

    No comparison, because Federal politicians and local assemblymen run on a party ticket , while a school super does not, like a city council candidate. Which shows you are probably another Obama fan, and like him, know nothing.

    Know something about government? ROFL


     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 8:56 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    I guess Ricky's parents money and their wealthy connections cannot buy everything.

    As far as being someone who is dependent on taxpayer money, I do not see Ricky's supporters crying when he gets endorsed by federal politicians and a local assemblyman.

    How has someone who has never held a full time job be called a small businessowner? I guess I will just have to ponder that while I enjoy my Peet's mocha and look at the Bay Bridge and AT&T Park!


    Family farmer? LOL!
    Small businessowner? ROFL!


     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 6:31 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 533

    I am very surprised and disappointed that a person in this position would come out publicly for any candidate. Of course they have every right to do so but an entity that is dependent on taxpayer money is surely taking a risk. What if his/her opponent wins? It just seems like a very unwise thing to do publicly.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:17 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Is it any surprise that a 30 year teacher's union member would support McNerney. After all, the teachers unions buy votes in the democratic party and rarely support any Republicans.No other organization gives more money to McNerney's party.

    Follow the money...

     
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