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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:35 am, Sat Oct 27, 2012.

Valley residents need someone like Ricky Gill to represent us and fight for our unique needs. Our foreclosures, lack of jobs, high numbers on welfare and lack of admission slots in our community colleges are all indicative of the absentee representation we are currently receiving in Washington, D.C. It's time for a change.

Ricky Gill was born and raised in our community and knows what we are going through. Ricky has a plan to make the necessary changes to represent our Valley's needs, not those of the Bay Area. His plan includes balancing the budget and stopping reckless spending, reducing energy and gas prices, creating local jobs, increasing educational opportunities, reducing health care costs, protecting our Delta (important!) and defending our agriculture.

I hope you will support and vote for Ricky Gill to ensure that we get the representation in Washington, D.C. that we deserve. Help us make these changes. Vote for Ricky Gill for U.S. Congress.

Loren Iversen, USNR


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  • Michael Thompson posted at 3:45 pm on Mon, Oct 29, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Quick, my client is facing immense litigation loopholes! GET ME RICKY GILL RIGHT NOW!

    Family Farmer? LOL!
    Small Businessowner? ROFL!

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:56 pm on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    excellent point Mr Goethel... but unfortunately, you miss the big picture.

    The Gill family has vested interests in property, businesses, relationships in the business community aswell as lifelong friends and family they must account to.

    Mr McNerney has no vested interests in San Joaquin county. His family, friends,
    business interests, assets, relationships are all in the bay area. In fact, his relationship with the bay area crowd is well documented... just look who posts most of his support in this very paper... Mr Thompson of the bay area...who else.

    When he makes his snide inappropriate comments with his bay area superiority complex, it makes obvious how much we need local representation that Mr Gill provides.

  • Michael Thompson posted at 10:47 am on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Ricky's parents are an example of the American dream. Until he gets his first full time job and contributes to society, his Princeton and Boalt law degree mean nothing. He is just riding on his parents hard work.

    Ricky Gill-the boy born on 3rd base who thinks he hit a triple!

  • Michael Thompson posted at 10:45 am on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    The district needs someone who has more experience than:

    1) answering phones one summer for Bill Frist
    2) exaggerated internships, summer jobs and experience in the family business
    3) Evaluating draft talent for the Sacramento Kings

    This kid will say anything to get elected. For example, he claimed to be an owner of a small beverage company. When the company was being looked at, he changed his story to being an "unpaid consultant". Moreover, when his supervisor at ETS told him that he just assisted on projects, he went from a "project consultant" to an "assistant".

    How does one commute from New Jersey and Berkeley to help in the fall harvest?

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

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:01 am on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    How refreshing it is to have a candidate that has vested interests in San Joaquin to represent local interests.(Mr Gill)

    If everyone remembers 2010, Lodians had to choose between David Harmer, a slick bay area republican attorney from San Ramon, California, against a even slicker bay area CEO from Pleasanton; A man who claimed to be CEO of a company that we now know never really existed.... a man who votes for every piece of legislation that Pelosi slides under McNerney's pen.

    We now have an opportunity to have Mr Gill, whose family is respected and admired in our community. Is it not time to have representation that thinks of us before the bay area. That thinks of us before Nancy Pelosi and the die hard politicians that are part of the problem.

  • Frederick Goethel posted at 7:00 am on Sat, Oct 27, 2012.

    Frederick Goethel Posts: 51

    I keep hearing about how Mr McNerney is an "absentee" politician, but what about Ricky Gill? It is convenient of him to fail to mention that he hasn't lived in the Valley for 7 of the last 8 years. 4 of those years were spent primarily living in New Jersey while he attended college there and then he moved to the Bay Are for 3 more years to got to law school at Berkley. I would say that the incumbent has spent more time in the Valley over the last 6 years than the young Mr. Gill.


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