Monday, January 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

An anti-recall effort meant to protect certain members of the Fullerton city council flopped last week when recall backers turned in an overwhelming number of signatures to qualify a recall ballot.

The city council targets?

  • Don Bankhead: 17,064 signatures
  • F. Richard “Dick” Jones: 17,587 signatures
  • Patrick McKinley: 17,603 signatures

Of interest is news that the anti-recall effort was mounted by a figure familiar to San Bernardino County political circles.

That figure, David Ellis, owner of Delta Partners LLC, is political consultant to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos and Sheriff Rod Hoops.

Ellis was probably paid a pretty penny for his failed effort.

Ellis can also be credited for Ramos and Hoops opposition to cuts to there own benefits under the disingenuous guise of “It affects are independence as county-wide elected officials”.

Anyways, here is the link to a post at