I’m ashamed to admit I voted for Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries – twice! The first time I met and listened to Mr. Jeffries; the second time, (as a disillusioned voter) I just assumed he would be better than nothing.
I was wrong. His abysmal record includes abstaining from voting 156 times in one session alone. Either voting “yes” or “no” would have been fine, but just abstaining, no way! The fact that we taxpayers paid Jeffries to do nothing while taking our money is disgusting at best.
In the meantime, First District Supervisor Bob Buster has been quietly taking care of business. A fiscal conservative, Supervisor Buster drives his own car and runs his office a quarter-million dollars cheaper than any other Supervisor. In recent history he has been a major supporter of parks, trails and open space in the First District as well as spearheading the new UCR Medical School, which will bring 8,000 much needed jobs. He has provided the First District with libraries in Woodcrest and Mead Valley, a Fire Station in Lake Mathews, a Community Center in Mead Valley and a Sports Park in the Temescal Valley.
We don’t need a proven loser for Supervisor. I’ll vote for Supervisor Buster. He’s a proven winner.
RESPONSE FROM KEVIN JEFFRIES' OFFICE REGARDING THE ASSEMBLYMAN'S VOTING RECORD:
"Kevin has frequently refused to vote for legislation that has not been through the committee process, has not had text available, or is an empty 'shell' bill. While most members simply vote like their party leadership tells them to vote on these bills, he has refused to vote on most bills that have not been properly vetted. He has continually sponsored legislation to require bills to be in print for at least 24 hours, but the legislative leadership has repeatedly killed it.
"By the way, a typical session has a couple thousand votes, to put the number in perspective.”