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Assembly race: Software engineer challenges legislative veteran

Original post made on Oct 12, 2012

The incumbent served three terms as a San Mateo County supervisor before being sent two years ago to Sacramento, where his record suggests he knows how to find bipartisan support for his bills. And, he's a Democrat in a heavily Democratic district.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 12, 2012, 9:57 AM

Comments

Posted by Martin Engel, a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Sorry, Rich. That's trying to have it both ways. What you voted for, unlike Senator Simitian, is high-speed rail in California. That makes you, along with all your Assembly and then Senate colleagues who voted for SB1029 accessories to the crime of wasting billions of the taxpayers' dollars on the most expensive boondoggle in the history or our state.

With all due respect, shame on you, Assemblyman Gordon. It's enough to make a fellow Democrat (such as myself) weep.


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What is the current policy on immigrants running for public office. Do they have to become citizens, first (naturalized), or must they be born in this country?

My foreign-born father wanted to run for public office back in the late fifties, but was not allowed to, even though he had been naturalized decades before.


Posted by Citizen Hugo, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Very easy to look up requirements for office---if you are really interested.
The story about your father does not ring true.


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

May not ring true, but is true. My father was a German Jew, we were in an Italian community. Nuff said?