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VVDailyPress: Donnelly reflects on Assembly term, critics, future

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Outgoing State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly talks about his experiences in Sacramento and his campaign for governor during one of his last visits to the High Desert before he leaves office. (James Quigg, Daily Press) |

SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
Posted Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:01 am
Updated Sep 20, 2014 at 9:34 PM

One booming voice could be heard over all others reciting the Pledge of the Allegiance during a recent Hesperia Chamber of Commerce luncheon as if the pledge were his personal mantra.

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The Sun: Term over, Tim Donnelly says he was voice of people in Assembly

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By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 09/06/14, 11:07 PM PDT |

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, bet all his chips on his failed bid to face Jerry Brown for the governorship on Nov. 4 instead of seeking a third term in the Assembly.

Donnelly’s successor will be sworn in Dec. 1, making this past legislative session Donnelly’s last, at least for now.

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SacBee: Tim Donnelly says lead in polls is proof of ‘something in the air’

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 27, 2014

ANAHEIM – Tim Donnelly said Sunday that his frontrunner status among Republicans running for governor is evidence “people want a fighter,” and he blamed the media for what he said is negative coverage of controversies that have riddled his campaign.

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DailyBulletin: Assemblyman Tim Donnelly proposes new handgun law

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/24/14, 8:33 PM PDT |

Gun enthusiast, Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, has introduced a bill that would standardize the requirements for residents to get a handgun carry license.

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LATimes: Assembly’s tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric

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Gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly says he is working to be less confrontational in the Assembly. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 11, 2014)

By Melanie Mason
April 21, 2014, 5:28 p.m.

SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans.

First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state’s air quality board was close behind.

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SacBee: FPPC investigating disclosure compliance by Tim Donnelly’s PAC

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 18, 2014

The state agency overseeing campaign finance rules in California says Republican Tim Donnelly has failed for more than a year to file campaign finance statements for a political action committee he formed in 2012.

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SacBee: Tim Donnelly fires legislative chief of staff

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 16, 2014

One month after splitting with his campaign manager in his run for governor, Republican Tim Donnelly has fired Alex Vassar, his legislative chief of staff, sources said.

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SacBee: Poll: Tim Donnelly leads all Republicans in race for governor

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 26, 2014

Tim Donnelly leads the field of Republicans bidding to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown early in this year’s gubernatorial race, according to a new poll.

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LATimes: Tim Donnelly gets ‘unofficial’ endorsement at GOP convention

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Gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, center, speaks to reporters at the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame on Saturday. (Ben Margot / Associated Press / March 16, 2014)

By Michael Finnegan and Seema Mehta
March 16, 2014, 5:13 p.m.

BURLINGAME, Calif. — The audience reaction told the story: For Neel Kashkari, polite applause; for his GOP gubernatorial rival, Tim Donnelly, a prolonged roar of cheers.

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SacBee: Tim Donnelly’s gun history marked by controversy, tragedy

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 14, 2014
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com

BURLINGAME – Tim Donnelly, who has made gun rights a centerpiece of his campaign for governor, has a complicated history with firearms.

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SFChronicle: Manager of Donnelly gubernatorial campaign departs

By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Updated 10:47 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The campaign manager for a Republican state lawmaker running for California governor announced Wednesday that she had quit the campaign just days before the state Republican convention, although Assemblyman Tim Donnelly characterized the split as “a mutual thing,” saying he was merely caught off guard by the timing.

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California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in November. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / November 5, 2013)

By Seema Mehta
March 5, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari on Wednesday called Republican rival Tim Donnelly’s comparison of President Obama to Hitler and Stalin “outrageous.”

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LATimes: Donnelly says Obama is like Hitler, Stalin on gun control

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By Chris Megerian and Seema Mehta
March 4, 2014, 11:34 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on the issue of gun control.

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LATimes: Tim Donnelly says he ‘never got around’ to registering handgun

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) dismissed concerns about his failure to register a handgun he purchased. Above, Donnelly at a gun range in Santa Cruz County this month. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 6, 2014)

By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
February 27, 2014, 1:54 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, was back on the radio Wednesday to talk about firearms, this time fielding questions about his failure to register a handgun he illegally took to an airport in 2012.

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LATimes: Gun Donnelly had at airport wasn’t registered to him, records show

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is seeking the Republican nomination for governor. In 2012 he tried to carry a gun through security at Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport. He was fined $2,125 and placed on three years’ probation. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / November 5, 2013)

By Jessica Garrison and Chris Megerian
February 25, 2014, 10:08 p.m.

The handgun that GOP assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly attempted to take through airport security in 2012 was not registered to him, according to a police report reviewed by The Times.

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SacBee: Prosecutor: Tim Donnelly won’t face legal action for gun use

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos: “I will not allow our office to be used for political purposes.”
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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 21, 2014

Tim Donnelly will not face legal action in San Bernardino County for his heavily publicized use of firearms at campaign events in recent weeks, the local prosecutor saying Friday that terms of Donnelly’s probation do not prohibit such activities.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly defends gun use

Legislature session begins

Assemblyman running for governor appears on John and Ken radio show
February 17, 2014 10:53 AM
BARBARA DAVIDSON, LOS ANGELES TIMES

SACRAMENTO • Assemblyman Tim Donnelly took some friendly fire on Friday when he spoke with John and Ken, the radio duo who host a Burbank-based talk show.

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SacBee: San Bernardino DA ‘looking into’ Tim Donnelly’s handling of guns

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 14, 2014

One of the conditions of Tim Donnelly’s probation after a loaded firearm was discovered in his carry-on bag at an airport in 2012 is that the Twin Peaks assemblyman – and now-candidate for governor — could not “personally use, own or possess any firearm that is not registered to him.”

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LATimes: Donnelly defends gun use on radio show

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, used borrowed firearms, including the handgun pictured here, at a gun range last week in Watsonville. His probation agreement prevents him from using weapons that are not registered to him. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 13, 2014)

By Chris Megerian
February 14, 2014, 10:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly took some friendly fire on Friday when he spoke with John and Ken, the radio duo who host a Burbank-based talk show.

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LATimes: In an underdog campaign for governor, Donnelly expresses high hopes

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The Republican says a swath of California voters made up of disaffected Democrats and independents will respond to his message.

By Seema Mehta
February 11, 2014, 5:23 p.m.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Tim Donnelly aimed a Glock 19 at a paper target, the image of a zombie dressed as a British Redcoat, and fired.

All but one of 15 rounds hit their mark. The Republican gubernatorial candidate, taking practice with a handful of gun aficionados as he campaigned in Northern California, was pleased.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly sounds off on two-year prison realignment extension

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Assemblyman calls move ‘election year politics at its worst’
January 25, 2014 12:40 PM
Staff Reports

SACRAMENTO • A day after Gov. Jerry Brown requested a two-year extension to deal with California’s prison reform, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly responded by calling the move “election year politics at its worst.”

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Donnelly video prompts Latino backlash

Politics

January 24, 2014; 07:25 PM

The next time gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly makes a campaign video, he might want to hire a non-celebrity interpreter.

To read column by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Actress Maria Conchita Alonso in Tim Donnelly campaign ad

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By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 01/21/14, 8:47 PM PST |

Candidate for governor Tim Donnelly raised eyebrows last week with a new campaign video alongside actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso.

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DailyBulletin: Donnelly, Brown bill to fund understaffed courts voted down

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/15/14, 8:14 PM PST |

Sacramento >> An attempt to pump more money into underfunded courthouses has died in committee.

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DailyBulletin: Poll: Donnelly ahead of Maldonado

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State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks)

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/10/13, 7:26 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> While Gov. Jerry Brown leads in recent voter polling over his expected run in the gubernatorial race next year, Inland Empire assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is quick to point out his own position in a recent poll.

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VVDaillyPress: Donnelly open house scheduled for Dec. 10

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December 03, 2013 10:44 AM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

HESPERIA • Locals can meet state Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly during a holiday open house scheduled for Dec. 10 at the lawmaker’s district office.

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DailyBulletin: Donnelly states his case for governor in Claremont

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By Wes Woods, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/26/13, 6:43 PM PST |

CLAREMONT >> Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, spoke before a crowd of about 90 receptive people at the Mountain View Republican Club seeking to separate himself from policies of the current governor Jerry Brown.

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VVdailyPress: Donnelly endorses Bishop for Assembly run

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November 23, 2013 7:41 PM
Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The race for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s seat just got a bit more crowded, as a third Apple Valley resident has thrown his hat into the ring.

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VVDailyPress: Two groups score Donnelly perfect in legislative report cards

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November 20, 2013 7:17 PM
Staff Reports

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly received a perfect score on the annual Legislative Report Cards of two groups, who gauged the way the lawmaker voted on business- and taxpayer-related issues.

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SacBee: Republican Tim Donnelly announces bid for California governor

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 5, 2013

Republican Tim Donnelly formally announced his candidacy for California governor Tuesday, criticizing incumbent Jerry Brown for his prison policies and a state business climate Donnelly said is unduly burdensome.

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Carla Marinucci

Political news, election updates, for San Francisco CA and national politics
Posted on November 4, 2013 | By cmarinucci@sfchronicle.com

Exactly a year before the 2014 election, Tea Party favorite California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will make it official — and formally announce his run for governor Tuesday.

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October 30, 2013

Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly will speak at the monthly dinner of the Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 in the conference room at Temecula City Hall, 41000 Main St.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Is there a doctor on board? Yes – Raul Ruiz

Politics

October 25, 2013; 05:23 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz’s day job came in handy thousands of feet above the air.

Ruiz, a Harvard-educated medical doctor, came to the aid of a stricken passenger during an Oct. 24 flight from Washington to Fort Worth, Texas. Ruiz and a fireman tended to a man in his 60s who fainted in his seat about 30 minutes into the American Airlines flight, The Desert Sun reported.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Alicia Robinson and Dayna Straehley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SFChronicle: Gun groups target California lawmakers for recall

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Melody Gutierrez
Updated 7:02 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sacramento –Gun-rights advocates plan to target Assembly Speaker John Pérez and four other Democratic lawmakers in a recall campaign to serve as retribution for California passing an assortment of gun-control bills this year.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly rounds up support in Apple Valley

Assemblyman eyes run for governor
October 13, 2013 4:25 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • A campaign fundraiser was held Saturday for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly — his first in the High Desert as a prospective candidate for governor.

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Carla Marinucci

By Carla Marinucci
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Still a year out from the 2014 election, Republicans hoping to challenge Democrat Jerry Brown are getting their teams in place.

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The Sun: Assemblyman closer to announcing gubernatorial run after GOP convention

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By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/07/13, 11:17 PM PDT |

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has not officially declared a run for governor but said on Monday the support he received during a weekend GOP convention is pushing him toward making a formal announcement.

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The Sun: Transgender law prompts assemblyman to pull kids out of school

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By Beau Yarbrough
Posted: 08/19/13, 9:16 PM PDT | Updated: 9 mins ago

When the new school year starts on Aug. 27 in the Rim of the World Unified School District, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s two children might not be there.

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The PE: CAMPAIGNS: Incumbents and candidates pulled in cash first half of 2013

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August 01, 2013; 05:41 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California’s 42nd Assembly District had a lot of political cash going in and out during the first six months of the year, new campaign finance reports show.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Miller says he’s staying put in 31st

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, says he will stick with 31st Congressional District.(Dennis Cook/AP)

July 05, 2013; 04:45 PM

His current perch in the House of Representatives looks precarious. But Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, says he is staying put in San Bernardino County’s 31st Congressional District.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jeff Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Stone kidded for white suit

Campaigns

June 28, 2013; 06:07 PM

No, that wasn’t Colonel Sanders at the June 25 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisor Jeff Stone, known for making bold comments, made a bolder fashion statement by wearing an all-white suit and light blue tie. According to Stone, it’s an annual tradition his staff expects him to honor.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, David Olson and Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Republican money for ex-Republican

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June 21, 2013; 05:59 PM

Like its counterparts elsewhere, the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee is all about electing Republicans.

Last week, though, the party reported giving $9,000 to a committee controlled by Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, a former Republican who recently lost an election for the state Senate and now is running for the Assembly as an independent.

To read column by Jim Miller and Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

VVdailyPress: Lovingood applauds court funding progress

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Local effect of $100 million to trial courts not yet known
May 28, 2013 6:31 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is applauding the most recent progress to restore money to California courts, but the local effect of the funding is not yet known.

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Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler
lori.fowler@ inlandnewspapers.com @IECourtsNow on Twitter
Posted: 05/16/2013 05:31:14 PM PDT
Updated: 05/16/2013 05:31:22 PM PDT

A group of local officials are spearheading an effort to re-staff courts and provide more funds to what they call a starving court system.

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The PE: TRIBAL CASINO: Inland tribes lose Assembly vote

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May 02, 2013; 02:17 PM

SACRAMENTO – In a rare legislative setback for members of Inland Southern California’s powerful tribal casino industry, the Assembly narrowly passed legislation ratifying a gaming compact between the Brown administration and a Central Valley tribe.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Eneterpise, click here.

SacBee: Controversial bills to repeal fire fee pass Assembly committee

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
By Melody Gutierrez
April 15, 2013

Two Republican-backed measures to repeal a fire prevention fee levied on some rural California residents cleared an Assembly committee Monday.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/17/2013 05:51:58 PM PDT

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has formally served three state agencies with a class-action lawsuit intended to overturn a controversial “fire tax” levied on Californians who live in some the state’s forested areas.

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VVDailyPress: Assemblyman to host talk radio show

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“We want the people to have their voice heard.” — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

March 14, 2013 5:31 PM
RENE DE LA CRUZ, Staff Writer

A local politician will soon take his conservative thoughts and discussions to the radio airwaves.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will host a weekly “Radio Free California” show on Victorville’s TALK 960AM beginning at 9 a.m. March 30.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly urges courts funding increase

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Bill requiring additional court judges introduced
March 12, 2013 6:42 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

BARSTOW • A new bill that would call for more judges and a funding increase for California’s judicial system was introduced to the State Assembly by Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, on Monday.

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DailyBulletin: Inland Empire Assemblyman Tim Donnelly wants to end textbook tax

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Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2013 12:32:19 PM PST
Updated: 02/23/2013 07:20:47 PM PST

An Inland Empire assemblyman wants to shave up to 9 percent off the cost of every college textbook sold in the state.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly unveils school marshal plan

January 30, 2013 5:28 PM
LYNNEA LOMBARDO, Staff Writer

SACRAMENTO • Assemblyman Tim Donnelly formally introduced his California School Marshal Plan Wednesday. Assembly Bill 202 would authorize school districts, county offices of education and charter schools to use general purpose funds to provide training to qualified school employees who wish to carry concealed firearms on campus.

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DailyBulletin: Assemblyman Tim Donnelly wants teachers to carry guns

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Andrew Edwards
Posted: 01/29/2013 05:45:08 PM PST
Updated: 01/29/2013 06:32:35 PM PST

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly plans to introduce a bill that would allow teachers or other school personnel to receive publicly-funded training to carry weapons on campus as a deterrent against future mass shootings.

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DailyBulletin: Inland Empire lawmakers get committee assignments

Staff Reports
Posted: 01/20/2013 03:47:15 PM PST
Updated: 01/20/2013 06:23:26 PM PST

The Inland Empire’s legislative delegation is well-represented in committee assignments announced earlier this month. Several local members have been chosen for leadership positions on key panels.

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InlandPolitics: Mitzelfelt eyes Assembly run

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Former San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt (R-Wrightwood) is eyeing a run for the State Assembly.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: House website whizzes botch Ruiz’s name

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THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
January 06, 2013; 06:33 PM

You’ve spent more than a year running for Congress, endured millions of dollars in attacks from your opponent and shadowy Super PACs, and yet still prevailed.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

OCRegister: GOP gubernatorial hopeful finds party resistance

Published: Nov. 30, 2012 Updated: 4:02 p.m.
By MARTIN WISCKOL
COLUMNIST
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
mwisckol@ocregister.com

You know your Republican campaign for California governor is in trouble when the first attack on your candidacy comes from fellow Republicans.

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SacBee: Minuteman Tim Donnelly testing waters for a 2014 governor bid

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
By Torey Van Oot
November 28, 2012

A conservative state legislator who is a former member of the anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Project is considering a run for California governor.

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InlandPolitics: State Assembly: Morrell wins squeaker in AD 40

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

Republican Assemblyman Mike Morrell turned back a challenge by Businessman Russ Warner (D-Rancho Cucamonga) Tuesday night.

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The Sun: Candidates compete to represent the Inland Empire in Assembly, state Senate

ELECTION 2012

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/27/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT

New districts and a revised elections system that allows candidates of the same party to compete in the general election are two new dynamics affecting this year’s elections for the state Legislature.

Here’s a summary of races affecting the Inland Valley, San Bernardino area and High Desert:

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The Sun: Assembly District 33: Democrat John Coffey vs. Republican Tim Donnelly

ELECTION 2012

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/20/2012 07:25:24 PM PDT

In a year when new elections rules make it possible for candidates of the same party to compete in the general election, the race for the 33rd Assembly District seat is actually a match-up between a Democrat and a Republican.

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VVDailyPress: Local Assemblyman calls out worst bills of 2012

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September 11, 2012 3:25 PM
LYNNEA LOMBARDO, Staff Writer

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is urging voters to speak out against what he regards as the worst bills of 2012.

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LATimes: A conservative assemblyman gets in his right jabs

Republican Tim Donnelly, a fiercely conservative lawmaker from the mountains of San Bernardino County, tests colleagues’ patience with scorched-earth rhetoric on his favorite subjects.

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2012, 3:26 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was thundering on the chamber floor against a proposal to make drivers stay 3 feet from cyclists, a regulation he said would chip away at Californians’ liberty. As his voice rose, a Democratic colleague stepped in.

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The Sun: Donnelly surrenders

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Doug Saunders, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/09/2012 09:20:42 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblyman Tim Donnelly turned himself in to authorities as part of his plea deal following his arrest earlier this year on misdemeanor gun charges.

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The PE: FEES: Emmerson bill gets cold shoulder from many in Assembly GOP

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Posted on | June 25, 2012

Legislation by state Sen. Bill Emmerson that would let counties raise recording fees on certain real-estate documents didn’t get a warm welcome Monday from many of his fellow Republicans in the Assembly.

The bill by Emmerson, R-Hemet, would allow counties to increase real-estate recording fees from $3 to $10, with the extra money paying to beef up real-estate fraud protection and prosecution. The California District Attorneys Association sponsored the measure.

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InlandPolitics: Donnelly cruises to easy win in AD 33

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

State Assemblyman and Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) easily blew Bill Jahn (R-Big Bear) out of the water on Tuesday.

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SacBee: Assembly approves mandatory arrests for airport gun incidents

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 21, 2012

Four months after a California assemblyman was cited and released for carrying a gun into an airport, the Assembly passed legislation today that would require offenders to be taken into custody in such situations.

Democratic Assemblywoman Norma Torres said her Assembly Bill 2182 did not stem from the January incident involving Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, which occurred at an Ontario airport on the first day of this year’s legislative session.

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The PE: ASSEMBLY: Campaigns hot in SB County contests

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 20 May 2012 05:38 PM

In San Bernardino County’s safely Democratic 47th Assembly District, Joe Baca Jr. wants to return to the job he held for a single term several years ago.

And in the county’s safely Republican 33rd Assembly District, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is trying to avoid becoming a one-term lawmaker himself.

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SacBee: SEIU California GOP committee spends to oppose Tim Donnelly

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 16, 2012

A political committee that Service Employees International Union California created to support moderate Republican candidates for the Legislature reported its first expenditure of the 2012 election Wednesday, dropping more than $15,000 on mail pieces opposing Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s bid for re-election.

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The Sun: Educator, mayor go after Donnelly

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (Anne Cusack/LA Times)

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/13/2012 01:52:32 PM PDT

A flap over a gun has provided fodder for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s opponents in a battle for the hearts and minds of voters in the 33rd Assembly District.

For his opponents in the June 5 primary election, Donnelly’s arrest for carrying a loaded gun into an airport was a vital lapse in judgment.

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LATimes: Some California legislators bring arrest records to their campaigns

Six candidates for state-level office in California have been arrested within the last two years. But do voters care?

 

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO — It isn’t enough these days for certain state lawmakers to defend their voting records when seeking reelection. Some also have to explain arrest records.

Within the last 20 months, five state legislators and one former state senator with active campaigns have been arrested on suspicion of crimes including drunk driving, perjury, voter fraud, shoplifting and trying to carry a loaded gun through airport security.

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DesertDispatch: High Desert challengers hold financial advantage

Donnelly, Derry lag behind
April 19, 2012 5:18 PM
By SAM PEARSON, Staff Writer

Despite the advantages of incumbency, challengers are raking in more funds than the candidates they oppose in two High Desert races.

Both Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Jahn, who is seeking to defeat Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in the new 33rd Assembly District, and James Ramos, who stepped down from his post as Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Monday and continues to campaign against incumbent 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry, have significant cash advantages over their rivals.

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LATimes: Tea party lawmaker’s agenda suffers another blow

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
April 9, 2012 | 6:35 pm

For Tim Donnelly, the revolution is no tea party.

The outspoken Republican from San Bernardino was elected to the Legislature two years ago on a pledge to rein in regulations and shrink the bureaucracy that he said was strangling the state’s economy. So far, his signature initiatives — importing Arizona’s controversial immigration law to California and rolling back state financial aid to undocumented students — have failed.

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InlandPolitics: Donnelly receives Probation

Donnelly

Monday, March 26, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) received three years probation in a hearing Monday morning San Bernardino County Superior Court.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Assemblyman’s gun case set for Monday

Donnelly

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 22 March 2012 05:53 PM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge continued a case against an Inland assemblyman charged with two misdemeanors for bringing a loaded gun into Ontario International Airport.

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SacBee: Tim Donnelly seeks plea deal in airport gun case

Donnelly

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 15, 2012

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is seeking a plea deal on misdemeanor charges stemming from the discovery of a loaded firearm in his hand-carry luggage by screeners at Ontario International Airport.

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The PE (AP): REGION: California allows politicians to change votes

BY JULIET WILLIAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: 13 March 2012 07:56 PM

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers in the Assembly will hit the campaign trail this year, touting their votes on all manner of bills. Can we believe them? What they say may not be a true reflection of the stand they took when the bill was being debated.

California is one of at least 10 states in which some lawmakers can cast or change their votes after a bill has passed or failed.

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InlandPolitics: Donnelly scores GOP endorsement over Jahn in AD33

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

Sunday, March 11, 2012 – 02:50 p.m.

State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has been endorsed by the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee.

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Norma Torres, D-Chino, left introduces bill pushing for arrest for anyone caught illegally bringing a concealed gun to an airport. Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly right.

Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 02/28/2012 06:27:09 PM PST

Assemblywoman Norma Torres has introduced a bill that takes aim at those caught illegally bringing a concealed gun to an airport — the type of offense fellow Inland Empire Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has been charged with.

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SacBee: California lawmaker charged in airport gun incident

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has been charged with two misdemeanors for bringing a briefcase containing a loaded .45-caliber firearm into Ontario International Airport last month.

The 45-year-old Twin Peaks Republican was charged Friday with illegal possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a prohibited item in a sterile area.

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VVDailyPress: Democrat challenging Donnelly, Big Bear mayor in Assembly race

Newberry Springs educator launches campaign for new 33rd district
February 20, 2012 5:20 PM
Sam Pearson, Staff Writer

Newberry Springs resident John Coffey wants to turn the High Desert blue.

Coffey, a lifelong Democrat, is campaigning for the High Desert’s new 33rd Assembly District.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Donnelly’s gun blows up Twitter

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks.

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
Published: 08 January 2012 07:02 PM

Last week started badly for Inland Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and only got worse.

The Twitter-verse erupted Tuesday after security officers found a loaded handgun in Donnelly’s carry-on luggage at Ontario International Airport. Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, said he forgot he had put the gun in his briefcase and believed he was carrying his laptop computer.

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In this April 4, 2011 file photo is Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, in Sacramento. Donnelly, who previously sought the right to carry a loaded weapon inside the state Capitol has been cited for trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a Sacramento-bound flight. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says Donnelly had a Colt .45 with four rounds in it inside his carry-on luggage at Ontario International Airport. He says another magazine with five rounds also was in Donnelly’s carry-on bag. The lawmaker was passing through a security checkpoint at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. (Associated Press file photo)

By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 01/06/2012 10:52:55 AM PST

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said Friday the effort to repeal the California Dream Act had fallen short of gathering enough signatures needed to get on the ballot.

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DailyBulletin: Assemblyman Donnelly discusses threats

Staff Reports
Created: 01/05/2012 05:38:23 PM PST

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly on Thursday said he was assaulted and threatened on Dec. 26 by a man in Rancho Cucamonga due to his opposition to the Dream Act.

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SacBee: California lawmakers return to budget woes, personal issues

By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Lawmakers returned to Sacramento with a bang Wednesday, kicking off 2012 with a flurry of new bills, a leadership transition and no shortage of drama involving members’ personal troubles.

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The PE: ONTARIO: Assemblyman stopped at airport for gun in luggage

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, was cited and released today after being found with a .45 caliber handgun in his luggage at Ontario airport.

BY JIM MILLER
jmiller@pe.com
Published: 04 January 2012 10:38 AM

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was stopped at Ontario airport this morning after security line officers discovered a handgun in his luggage, his office said this morning.

Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, was cited and released, a spokeswoman said. He faces a misdemeanor charge.

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