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Letters to the Editor published Oct. 10, 2012
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Denham is steadfast

Editor, Ceres Courier,

Jeff Denham is a steadfast member of Congress who always strives to represent the interests of our Valley and our nation. In consideration of today's economic upheaval, it is crucial that we have a leader like Congressman Denham who serves on three esteemed committees.

The focus of this letter relates to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where Rep. Denham chairs the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Energy Management. To his credit, our congressman has introduced the Civilian Property Realignment Act (H.R. 1734) that calls for empty and under-used federal buildings to be sold or redeveloped.

This would save the taxpayer billions of dollars in government waste that has piled up due to disreputable federal bureaus such as the General Service Administration (GSA). An additional benefit associated with H.R. 1734 is that empty and under-used buildings can be transformed into the most important assets of all - jobs and human dignity.

More jobs strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. When the workforce is reinforced, families thrive and the future survives.

John Doornenbal,


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In support of Adam Gray

Editor, Ceres Courier,

There have been too many "pledge signing" legislators who think their job in Sacramento or Washington, D.C., is to just say "no" to any legislation that crosses their desks.

Adam Gray is not one of these. He knows how Sacramento works but more important he knows how to get things done. While cutting his teeth in the political world, Gray effectively met with constituents, wrote legislation and worked with members across the aisle to get things done for California. A vote for Adam Gray is a vote for improving things in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

Walt and Pat Butler,


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Jack Mobley is a success

Editor, Ceres Courier,

What impresses me most regarding Assembly candidate (District 21) Jack Mobley is his private sector distinction in having created around 2,000 jobs at his Service Master Clean franchise in Merced. A decorated Air Force veteran, of Desert Storm and Kosovo, he has also served as a Merced County Planning Commissioner, and member of local Merced chambers.

An ardent supporter of Romney, Mr. Mobly's fiscally sound budgetary policies have contributed to his success. He earned the City of Merced's Business of the Year award in 2011, and his endorsements include Congressman Jeff Denham, Stanislaus County supervisors' DeMartini, Monteith and Withrow, and Merced Mayor Stan Thurston

In stark contrast to Mobley, opponent Adam Gray's 'solutions" to today's tough economic problems are higher taxes, heavier spending, job-killing over-regulation, and growing government dependency programs instead of the economy. Gray claims to be pro-agriculture, yet favors allowing the building of high-speed rail that will impair thousands of acres of farmland.

Sorry Gray; your credentials as a guest university lecturer, former State office staffer, and public union lavish pension advocate definitely do not make you better qualified than veteran/job creator Jack Mobley.

Mr. Mobley will represent us - not Sacramento.

Narinder Mann,


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Mobley will help struggling farmers

Editor, Ceres Courier,

Environmentalist have over regulated and reduced the amount of water for farming.

Consequently, the majority of the people wanted the water turned on in the Delta, but the elected officials continue to refuse to listen to the farmer.

Some political figures fooled farmers for years because the farmers were too trusting of their elected representatives. Representatives have been quietly tying a noose round the farmers neck without him knowing it.

George Washington said, "Never trust any elected official, you must keep a watchful eye on them at all times." Todays lobbiest need a watchful eye.

Who would make the best person to represent the farmer and businessmen? Jack Mobley is a person you can trust. Mobley will vote in favor of removing bad legislation that passed both houses and was signed into law by the different governors. Jack Mobley will work diligently to get the water pumps flowing into the Delta. He cares about the farmers and the business people.

In Mobley's business, he was hit with new fees thrust upon him without a warning because of new laws being implemented.

Jack Mobley will help the farmer and struggling business person.

Vote on Nov. 6 for Jack Mobley for Assembly.

Carol Campodonica,


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