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David Harmer

Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 7:23 am, Thu Oct 14, 2010.

Although he has never held public office, David Harmer has an extensive political background. Through his father, John Harmer, who served as both a state senator and lieutenant governor, David Harmer frequented state and federal offices. He reportedly walked precincts for his dad at the age of 4.

Harmer also remembers the late President Ronald Reagan, who was close to John Harmer when Reagan was governor of California. And he uses the former president's name considerably on the campaign trail.

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9 comments:

  • roy bitz posted at 8:04 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    roy bitz Posts: 499

    Thanks for acknowledging my note Mary. Don't be too disappointed about not having a local candidate for congress. Mr. Harmer will do just fine!!!
    I have followed local politics and I can think of only one local that could represent us in Congress. Sad she is not running for city council again.

     
  • Mary Henschel posted at 5:48 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    I meant to say, I'm not happy there's not a local person.

     
  • Mary Henschel posted at 5:04 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    Roy,

    Yes, I know that leaving a blank is the same as a vote to keep McNerney in. I've always intended to vote for his challenger, just to get him out. I'm not happy that there's a local person, but since both candidates are from the Bay Area, and one's extremely liberal by his voting record, I'm going to vote for Harmer.

     
  • roy bitz posted at 9:49 pm on Sun, Oct 10, 2010.

    roy bitz Posts: 499

    Mary,
    I hope you will not leave both boxes empty. You are engaged and I hope you will vote!
    Vote for the candidate you choose or write someone else in.
    Doug's recommendation to leave both boxes empty favors the incumbent. By leaving boxes empty you are giving up. Don't give up.


     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:38 pm on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mary, it's not against the law to leave both boxes empty on your ballot. Or write in someone from Lodi?

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 6:03 pm on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2023

    Manuel, the FIRST step to getting out of credit card debt is to STOP spending money you don't have. This means sacrificing the right now for a better tomorrow. Once you can control spending then you can hammer out of the credit card trap and eventually the debt trap. So encouraging people to not use credit cards IS a solution, it just takes discipline.

     
  • Mary Henschel posted at 12:21 pm on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    I'd prefer a local candidate, but there's no way I'm voting for McNerney. Since both of these guys are from the Bay Area anyway, I'm voting for Harmer.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 12:01 pm on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    …done to assist them in preventing credit card companies from raising their rates or imposing new fees without notification?

    Credit cards are unsecured and can be written off in bankruptcy court with no recourse for the credit card company. High interest rates are there to compensate for these losses and at the same time make profit. I want to thank Mr. Harmer for taking this position that may result in reducing cost to responsible credit card users. In addition, it may motivate non responsible users to become responsible, if you understand the principles of positive and negative reinforcement by BF Skinner. Finally, someone who cares for consumers!

     
  • Manuel Martinez posted at 11:37 am on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    Manuel Martinez Posts: 641

    Quote: "CREDIT CARD DEBT: Harmer supports unemployment insurance, but opposes help for those in credit card debt.

    "Just as the federal government shouldn't spend money it doesn't have, the individual consumer shouldn't, either," Harmer said. "Don't spend any money you don't have.""


    I'm sorry, I don't see a solution for individuals whom are in credit card debt, merely an advisory to those that haven't fallen into that pit. Are we to assume that these individuals are simply doomed, that nothing should be done to assist them in preventing credit card companies from raising their rates or imposing new fees without notification?

     
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