Local City Council Leaders Gather to Support Jeff Stone for State Senate

Outside Special Interest Money in Senate Race Concerns Local Officials

October 10, 2014
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(Rancho Mirage, CA) – In an unprecedented showing of support for a State Senate candidate, City Councilmembers from across the 28th Senate District gathered at the Rancho Mirage City Hall today to show their support for Jeff Stone and to criticize the amount of outside special interest money being spent to defeat him.

City Councilmembers and Mayors from most of the cities in the district were on hand to show unified support across Riverside County. Elected officials from the Southwest Riverside County cities of Murrieta and Temecula traveled to Rancho Mirage to join their counterparts from Cathedral City, Indian Wells, Indio, and La Quinta to show a broad-based coalition of support for Jeff Stone.

“Jeff Stone is someone who has proven his ability to make a difference for our local communities, and he is the type of leader we need representing us in Sacramento. He has been an outstanding County Supervisor, and he’ll be able to make a real difference in Sacramento for the entire 28th Senate District,” said Rancho Mirage Councilman Dana Hobart.

Indio Mayor Mike Wilson added, “Jeff Stone is the one we trust to fight for Riverside County in the State Senate. As a former Fire Chief, I know we can trust Jeff Stone to work to put public safety first, and he won’t be beholden to the special interests that are spending millions to defeat him.”

At the press conference, material was distributed showing the vast sums of money being spent by special interests on behalf of Supervisor Stone’s opponent. To date, over $2.1 million has been spent by outside special interests to influence the 28th Senate District which is wholly contained in Riverside County.

“With millions of special interest dollars going to support Bonnie Garcia, we have to wonder why. While she was in the Assembly, Ms. Garcia was a key vote to give one of the largest government employee unions a 16% pay raise that cost taxpayers over $1.5 billion, so I guess it’s not surprising the big special interests are engaged in character assassination and negative campaigning to do everything they can to defeat our local choice for Senate – Jeff Stone,” concluded Indio Councilman and former candidate for the 28th Senate District Glenn Miller.

The run-off election for the 28th Senate District will be held in conjunction with the California Statewide General election on November 4th. Jeff Stone was the top vote-getter during the June Primary election.

For more information, visit www.JeffStone2014.com

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