default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Congressional District 9 deserves experience, not an ‘upstart’

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:30 am, Sat Oct 27, 2012.

Congressman Jerry McNerney is the clear choice to represent the constituents of Congressional District 9. With his tenured experience in Congress, knowledge of District 9's critical needs and commitment to represent us, we don't need to change horses in the middle of the stream. He has a firm grasp of the issues facing our district. He has represented most of us well as representative of District 11. Due to redistricting he will now represent us well in District 9.

As he stated in the Stockton Record, his three signature issues are the economy — creating jobs nationally and locally — veterans' needs and protecting the Delta. Other critical issues to him are education and reducing crime in our district.

He is a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. He has brought a new veterans' medical clinic to our community, passed legislation to help veterans with PTSD, and helped them navigate the mired obstacles to getting their needs met. He is a strong defender of Medicare and Social Security.

His opponent is a young man who just turned old enough to run for Congress. He has had no real job experience, has never run for public office and is just recently out of college. He may be a very nice young man, but it appears he, his family and the "Teapublican" party is trying to pull a Meg Whitman on the constituents of District 9 and buy the office. The Manteca Bulletin called Ricky Gill a 25-year-old upstart.

We deserve better than this. Please vote for Congressman McNerney for District 9.

Byron Robers


Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:09 am on Mon, Oct 29, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    It is quite amusing that Mr. Baumbach is constantly chanting that Jerry McNerny votes the way Nancy Pelosi tells him to vote.

    Then applauds Ricky Gill for vowing to vote the straight Republican line if elected.

    First BAD.
    Second GOOD.

    Kind of hypocritical thinking, that.

    If you think about it - Ricky Gill doesn't need any experience to serve in Congress - he just needs to ape his fellow Republicans.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 1:37 pm on Sun, Oct 28, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1663

    "Mr. Giills age is a silly argument" if it were coupled with some kind of experience. If a school kid runs thats ok? No experience of any kind? Or are you of the conservative mind that any one who is likely to vote radical conservative agenda thats all you need. Great. What a concerned American you are.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:09 pm on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    His opponent is a young man who just turned old enough to run for Congress.

    Yes, and Jack Kennedy was barelyold enoughto run for president. If we considered young age a factor, we wouldnot have had the good fortune to have president Kennedy in pur history books... Mr. Giills age is a silly argument not appropriate for this campaign.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:06 pm on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Vote for McNerney if you want liberal left wing legislation put in force.

    Vote for Gill if you want conservative thinking and legislation put in force. For example,
    Gill will vote to repeal Obama"not"care, and NcNerney has vowed to keepObama"notcare as law.

    It is that simple. Everything else is smoke and mirrors.


Recent Comments

Posted 4 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Joe Guzzardi: Millenials still sufferin…

Let us say that many young people do not have the experience of life to make some correct decisions but there are many others who know what…


Posted 4 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Mr Paglia this is truly a tragedy performed by a mentally ill man in revenge for the murder of the Garner on Staten Island by police. You …


Posted 5 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

What happen to that big career in the music entertainment business that you talk about? You make sound like that was you whole career a wh…


Posted 13 hours ago by Mike Adams.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Kevin: You position is not necessarily under attack, it's just that your arguments make no sense. Several times here and on other threads…


Posted 13 hours ago by DavidEH Smith.

article: Hopes and dreams of youths plant seeds …




Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists