Court Decides Legal Skirmish Involving Bob Buster And Kevin Jeffries

Supervisor Bob Buster's challenges to Kevin Jeffries' candidate statement were decided Monday.

In his quest to get a seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) can claim to be a small business owner in his candidate statement, a court decided Monday.

Riverside County Courthouse Commissioner Paulette Durand-Barkley ruled against Supervisor Bob Buster’s legal challenge to Jeffries’ “business owner” designation on the ballot. Buster had objected to the language given Jeffries six years spent in the legislature.

Buster currently serves the county as the District 1 supervisor -- a district that includes Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. He is being challenged by Jeffries, who terms out of the State Assembly this year. Mike Soubirous, a retired California Highway Patrol officer, is also seeking the District 1 seat.

In the lawsuit decided Monday, Buster also challenged Jeffries’ candidate statement that he is “the only candidate who voted to oppose raising your vehicle tax, income tax and sales tax, saving families nearly $1,000 a year.” Durand-Barkley ruled in favor of Buster on that challenge, and Jeffries was required to strike the statement or provide an altered version.

As a county supervisor, Buster cannot cast a vote in the state legislature – neither can Soubirous.

Ty Cobb April 11, 2012 at 04:24 AM
While Buster is not in the legislature, he did vote as a member of the Board of Supervisors to support the tax increase, which is what he was trying to hide from voters in this lawsuit.
Katheryn April 11, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I am all about seeing Mr. Buster ride into the sunset of retirement, he once was a good supervisor but I believe we need some fresh ideas for District 1. I would like to see Mr. Jeffries as the next Supervisor, he lives in Lakeland Village and I think he would help to clean up the area. We need someone in office who cares about the Lake Elsinore area.
Scott T April 11, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Buster has been around way to long and is stale. We need some new blood, new ideas
Diana April 11, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Not sure how Jerffries could help clean up Lake Elsinore when Lakeland Village is a pit and that is where he lives, and commutes from. If Lakeland Village is a sample of his pride for his own community Lake Elsinore would be in bigger trouble then they are. Talk about blighted areas, bad roads, no street lights, abandoned buildings, and let's not forget the 13 pot dispensaries that were all up and down Grand Ave in Lakeland Village. I am assuming that he is aware of this area and yet does nothing to improve it or change it.
Timoteo April 11, 2012 at 09:00 PM
All I know is Lake Elsinore's image is as bad now as it was 40 years ago; Lakeland Village is a pit. The only natural lake this far south and they can't do a thing with it. Jeffries won't either. Neither will Buster. They're both pathetic.


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