Archive for the ‘ Chad Mayes ’ Category

Joseph Turner
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 5:09 PM

Today the Desert Sun published a story about President Donald Trump’s efforts to prohibit transgender individuals from serving in the military.

Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), the son of a pastor who once touted his conservative political philosophy when he first ran for office and before he was caught cheating on his wife, has come out and opposed the president.

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Joe Turner
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 4:13 p.m.

Last year I broke the story over at American Children First that Assemblyman Chad Mayes, a married man and the son of a pastor, was having an affair with Kristin Olsen, then the Vice-Chairwoman of the California Republican Party.

You can read all about it here so I will refrain from rehashing the matter on this blog. The short version is that I led a grassroots effort to oust him from his leadership position after he voted for cap and trade and forced her to resign from the CRP executive board.

Good times!

Well, you would think that Mayes would at least know how to spell the name of the woman he is sleeping with — but, apparently not.

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Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun
Published 3:51 p.m. PT March 12, 2018 | Updated 3:59 p.m. PT March 12, 2018

Last week I broke the story that Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) was suing Attorney General Xavier Becerra over the ballot title and summary language of Proposition 70.

The Desert Sun is reporting that Mayes was successful in forcing the state to change the language to make it more fair. Additionally, it reported the following:

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Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun
Published 2:41 p.m. PT March 8, 2018 | Updated 3:55 p.m. PT March 8, 2018

State Assemblymember Chad Mayes is suing California over a ballot measure that could help Republican lawmakers influence how the state spends its climate change funds, claiming that misleading language written by the state’s Democratic attorney general will confuse voters so they oppose the measure in June.

Proposition 70 stems from a hard-fought deal between Mayes and Gov. Jerry Brown last year. In exchange for Mayes delivering Republican votes to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, which puts a price on planet-warming emissions, Brown and Sacramento Democrats agreed to a statewide vote that could change how funds generated by the program are spent. If Prop 70 passes, the Legislature will be required to approve some of that spending in a two-thirds vote, rather than the majority vote that’s needed now.

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Joe Turner
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 8:41 a.m.

AD-42 candidate Gary Jeandron is lashing out like a petulant child against the Redlands Tea Party Patriots (RTPP) because they did not endorse him in his quest to unseat Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley).

In fact, RTPP didn’t just endorse his opponent, Andrew Kotyuk, they consolidated their support behind the San Jacinto Councilman and urged Jeandron to drop out of the race so as not to dilute the anti-Mayes voting bloc.

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InlandPolitics: Did Mayes Get Burned by the Dems on Cap & Trade Deal?



Joe Turner
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 1:24 p.m.

Yesterday, over at American Children First, I wrote about a tip I had received concerning a lawsuit filed by Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) against the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the state printer.

Initial speculation suggested it might be related to the ballot title of one of his opponents. I am now receiving word that it may in fact be related to Proposition 70.

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Joe Turner
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 9:05 a.m.

Yesterday, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots (RTPP) announced their endorsement of San Jacinto Councilman and small business owner Andrew Kotyuk in his bid to unseat Chad Mayes, the incumbent Republican that voted for last year’s disastrous cap and trade gas tax.

Their statement reads:

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Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, talks with then-Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen on Sept. 1, 2015. (Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press)
Capitol Alert
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By Alexei Koseff
July 18, 2017 – 5:39 PM

Incensed that Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes supported a Democratic plan to renew a key climate change policy, California conservative activists are calling for his resignation and raising allegations of an affair with his predecessor.

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InlandPolitics: Primary election outcomes into focus

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 03:30 p.m.

Well the much talked about California Primary Election is before us.

Then things will get dull until the presidential nominating conventions. One can expect more policy speeches and sniping between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Los Angeles Times: Assembly GOP leader isn’t on the Trump train just yet

Chad Mayes

Melanie Mason
May 5, 2016 – 2:25 P.M.

Just six days ago, Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes was the opening act to his preferred presidential pick, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, at the California GOP convention.

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Patrick McGreevey
March 3, 2016

Twenty-one state legislators on Wednesday disclosed that they attended a conference in Maui last November that was paid for by a non-profit group funded by special interests including the oil industry and state worker unions.

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The Sacramento Bee: Chad Mayes tapped to lead California Assembly Republicans

Chad Mayes

Mayes will take over Jan. 4 after transition with current leader Kristin Olsen

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
September 1, 2015

California Assembly Republicans chose first-term Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, to be their next leader in a closed-door vote Tuesday.

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Los Angeles Times: Assemblyman Chad Mayes seeking Assembly GOP leadership post

Chad Mayes

Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), center, appears at a Assembly Republican caucus news conference on transportation funding on Monday. (Chris Megerian/Los Angeles Times)

By Melanie Mason and Chris Megerian
August 31, 2015

Assembly Republicans could elect a new leader as early as Tuesday, said Assemblyman Chad Mayes, a GOP freshman from Yucca Valley who confirmed Monday that he’s seeking the leadership post.

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Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown represents California’s 47th State Assembly district and is seeking reelection in the June primary elections. (Courtesy photo)

By Beau Yarbrough and Ryan Hagen, The Sun
and Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 08/19/15, 12:57 PM PDT |

California’s legislators returned to work in Sacramento on Monday, poised for the battle to get their legislation approved before the 2015-16 session ends on Sept. 11.

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Published: April 7, 2015 – Updated: 1:12 p.m.

Palm Springs Democrat Gregory Rodriguez, former district director for Rep Raul Ruiz, D-Yucca Valley, has announced his intent to run for the 42nd Assembly District next year.

To read post by James Gan in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.