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Farmer Andy Vidak Cheers Qualification of Gas Tax Repeal Initiative for November 2018 Ballot

For Immediate Release                                                     Contact: Ross Sevy
June 25, 2018                                                                           (559) 425 – 8487

Farmer Andy Vidak Cheers Qualification of Gas Tax Repeal Initiative for November 2018 Ballot

(Hanford, CA) – Farmer and small businessman Andy Vidak issued the following statement today on the November ballot qualification of the initiative to repeal the SB 1 gasoline and car tax increases:

“I voted against the gas and car tax hikes and I personally signed the petition to repeal it,” stated Vidak. “This regressive tax is hurting local family budgets and has resulted in Californians paying the highest gas prices in the continental United States.”

“Our Valley can’t afford these harmful tax increases,” added Vidak, “and, I’m glad it qualified for the ballot.  I hope voters repeal the gas and car tax hikes this coming November.”

Those wishing to join the Andy Vidak for State Senate campaign may call (559) 425-8487, email info@vidakforsenate.com or visit the website at vidakforsenate.com.  Vidak represents the California 14th Senate District which includes all or portions of Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties.

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Paid for by Vidak for Senate 2018,
P.O. Box 630, Hanford, CA 93232

Written by:Mary Beth Wynn on June 27, 2018

ENDORSEMENTS FOR JUNE 5TH PRIMARY

US SENATOR  – TOM PALZER

US REP IN CONGRESS 4TH – TOM MCCLINTOCK                                             

US REP IN CONGRESS 16 – ELIZABETH HENG

US REP IN CONGRESS 21 – DAVID VALADAO

US REP IN CONGRESS 22 – DEVIN NUNES

STATE SENATOR 8 – ANDREAS BORGEAS

STATE SENATOR 12 – NO ENDORSEMENT

STATE SENATOR 14 – ANDREW “ANDY” VIDAK

STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER – JIM PATTERSON

STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER 31-  LUPE ESPINOSA

GOVERNOR – JOHN COX

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR – LYDIA ORTEGA

SECRETARY OF STATE – MARK MEUSER

STATE CONTROLLER – KONSTANTINOS RODITIS

STATE TREASURER – NO ENDORSEMENT

ATTORNEY GENERAL – STEVEN BAILEY

AUDITOR – ALAN CADE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER – NO ENDORSEMENT

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION – NO ENDORSEMENT

STATE BOARDS OF EQUALIZATION 1ST DISTRICT – NO ENDORSEMENT

SUPERIOR COURT JUGDE 4 – WILLIAM TERRENCE

SUPERIOR COURT JUGDE 8 – ROBERT MANGANO

COUNTY SUPERVISOR  – NO ENDORSEMENT                                      

COUNTY SUPERVISOR 4 – BUDDY MENDES

ASSESSOR RECORDER – NO ENDORSEMENT

COUNTY CLERK – NO ENDORSEMENT

DISTRICT ATTORNEY-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR – LISA SMITTCAMP

SHERIFF –CORONER – MARGARET MIMS

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS – JIM YOVINO

FRESNO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 – NO ENDORSEMENT

FRESNO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 3 – NO ENDORSEMENT

FRESNO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 5 – NO ENDORSEMENT

FRESNO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 – BRIAN WHELAN

PROPOSITION 68 – NO (CA GOP)

PROPOSITION 69 – NO ENDORSEMENT

PROPOSITION 70 – NO (CA GOP)

PROPOSITION 71 – YES (CA GOP)

PROPOSITION 72 – YES (CA GOP)

 

Written by:Mary Beth Wynn on May 17, 2018

Fresno County Republican Party Chairman Calls on Fresno State University to Fire Randa Jarrar

The Chairman of the Fresno County Republican Party, Fred Vanderhoof, said today that Fresno State University should immediately begin the process to fire Randa Jarrar.

“It is outrageous that a teacher who serves in a position of responsibility and influence would make such hate-filled, irrational and obscene comments about the death of former First Lady, Barbara Bush,” Vanderhoof said.

He added that the larger question that is being asked by parents and students is, “Why are we paying our hard earned dollars for higher education at FSU when we have professors like this who spew leftwing hate speech?”

This incident is an embarrassment to Fresno State University as well as the city of Fresno and the Central Valley, he said.

“Removing this professor would restore the credibility of our state university to the students, parents, donors and residents of our community,” said Vanderhoof.

Written by:Mary Beth Wynn on April 19, 2018

Six Republican Party County Chairmen Issue a Joint Statement

Republican Party County Chairmen Issue Joint Statement on Cap and Trade Debacle

FRESNO, CA – Several Central California Republican Party Chairmen are disgusted with the betrayal by eight Republicans in Sacramento. Republican State Assembly leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) and seven other Republican legislators have deeply angered grassroots activists across the state with their vote to join Democrats in extending the faulty cap and trade scheme.

“We campaign for you, we give you money, we make phone calls and walk precincts, and then what do we get in return? No wonder the GOP in California is lacking in enthusiasm and registrations. You take our goodwill and toss it overboard for your own careers and agendas,” a letter signed by ____ County Republican Party Chairmen stated.

Governor Jerry Brown was aided by the Republicans in receiving the two-thirds majority he needs to shield the law’s extension from legal challenges and extend cap and trade to 2030.

Ignoring the damage to jobs and the economy, and with no proof of a positive environmental effect by cap and trade, these Republicans have stuck their thumb in the eye of county Republican Central Committees and conservatives across the state. The chairmen are calling for Chad Mayes to step down as the Minority Leader. “We need leadership that fights the progressive agenda, and doesn’t cave to pressure from the loud voices on the left.”

The chairmen united in thanking those Republican legislators in the California Assembly and Senate for leading the fight against cap-and-trade. “Your strong voices in opposition will not be forgotten by us and other conservatives in California.”

 

Cap and Trade 7.24.17

Written by:admin on July 29, 2017

FCRP Statement on California State Legislature LGBT Resolutions

LGBT Resolution 6.29.17

Click above to see statement and press release.

Written by:admin on June 30, 2017

FCRP Statement on Scalise Shooting

Scalise Shooting 6.14.17

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Written by:admin on June 29, 2017

FCRP Statement on In God We Trust

In God We Trust 5.12.17

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FCRP Statement on Voter Fraud

Trump Voter Fraud 2.20.17

Click above to see statement and press release

Click here to view KSEE24’s news story and interview with FCRP Chairman Fred Vanderhoof.

 

Written by:admin on February 20, 2017

FCRP Chairman Fred Vanderhoof on KSEE24’s Sunday Morning Matters

Sunday Morning Matters 2/19/17

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Chairman Valley Voices submitted to Fresno Bee

What do a farmer, a business owner and a pastor have in common? They all represent Americans who are being assailed by an intrusive government.  More taxes, more regulations and more fines for non-compliance are the result of a ‘bully’ government.  The farmer loses access to water because of the EPA which values fish over people.  The job-providing business owner is forced to raise prices or hire fewer employees in order to comply with a myriad of regulations.  The pastor and religious institutions are facing possible legal threats if they take biblical positions on marriage and the sanctity of life.  Indeed, in the past several decades, we have seen government metastasize like a cancer that affects every part of the body.

The 2016 Presidential election will be pivotal to the future of our country.  Either we will choose Hillary Clinton and Socialism where government controls business, farming, religion, health care and education – essentially every part of our lives – or, voters will choose Donald Trump who will decrease government control and allow Americans to invent, invest, build, educate and worship unimpeded by hostile government.

All of these issues will be decided by dozens of judges who will be appointed by the next President. Currently, there is one Supreme Court vacancy and most likely, there will soon be several more.  In addition, the next President will fill at least eighty lower court vacancies. Clinton has signaled that she will appoint justices who believe in an elastic Constitution whose words can be interpreted to fit the changing needs of society.  In contrast, Trump has released a list of potential judges who are originalists, they interpret the Constitution to mean what its authors originally intended.  Clinton’s judges will incrementally eliminate our rights and Trump’s judges will defend and uphold our rights.  Free speech, the right to bear arms, freedom of religion, property rights, national security and numerous other issues hang in the balance. The worldview of future judges and all elected officials is of utmost importance.  Our entire legal system is based on Judeo-Christian principles. Without this foundation, law becomes arbitrary, the Constitution becomes irrelevant and corruption becomes commonplace.

This is now our nation’s hour of decision. The course of our country will be set in just a few weeks and the voters will choose between more government or more independence. These two concepts are mutually exclusive. Historically, when government increases, freedom decreases.  However, our Founders designed a unique system that would serve the people and they strongly advocated for individual rights, local control and limited Federal government with more power given to the states.

Many times in history an unusual individual arises to lead a nation during a time of crisis.  Winston Churchill, who could be bombastic, rude and insulting, stood alone and saved England from Hitler – long before America entered WWII.  He was not only the man of the hour, but arguably, the man of the century.  Churchill’s other passion was his disdain of Socialism. He pointed out that faith-based charity is based on the principle that ‘all mine is yours’ and that Socialism is based on the idea that ‘all yours is mine’. He understood that the poor and needy can best be helped by private organizations and churches. Government assistance creates dependency, bureaucracy grows exponentially and the poor are worse off than they were before.

Interestingly, leaders are usually defined by a phrase they uttered during a speech. For example: Franklin Roosevelt, “There is nothing to fear, but fear itself”, Harry Truman, “The Buck Stops Here”, Ronald Reagan, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall”, Margaret Thatcher, “The Problem with Socialism is that You Eventually Run Out of Other People’s Money”, Hillary Clinton, “What Difference Does it Make?” and Donald Trump, “Make America Great Again”.

This election is destined to make a significant difference for ourselves, our nation and the world.  We would be wise to consider the worldviews of our candidates and vote carefully so that we can make America great again.

 

Fred Vanderhoof, Chairman

Fresno County Republican Party

Written by:Mary Beth Wynn on October 20, 2016