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News - October 8, 2010

Conlon, Gordon vie for Assembly seat

Heavily Democratic District 21 stretches from San Carlos to Almaden Valley

by Jocelyn Dong

Democrat Rich Gordon and Republican Greg Conlon, rivals for the California State Assembly District 21, agree upon one thing — that they disagree on most everything, except perhaps high-speed rail.

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Posted by Hank Lawrence, a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Greg Conlon gets my vote. He is a true fiscal conservative and resists Governmenrt attempts to over-regulate our lives. He also has the rare virtue of not yielding to political pressure when it is at odds for doing the right thing.

Rich Gordon is a good man but his endorsement of Prop 25 worries me. The State of California is close to financial ruin. Having a 2/3 vote requirement means that the majority party has to work with the minority party to gain budget approval. Approving prop 25 will ensure the fiscal execution of CA. Our bond rating would be so low that even Michael Miliken in his heyday would have great difficulty in peddling that toilet paper.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Greg Conlon gets my vote too; he's against HSR. Rich Gordon is supported by the Unions so he supports HSR.

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