All posts tagged "Kristin Olsen"
Asm. GOP leader Kristin Olsen vaguely embraces high-speed rail
Public support is waning. Republican Neel Kashkari routinely lampooned it throughout the 2014 gubernatorial campaign as “the crazy train.” Even some prominent California Democrats question its viability and ridership numbers. But that hasn’t stopped Assembly GOP leader Kristin Olsen...
- Posted January 7, 2015
Get to know Assembly GOP 2014 freshman class: Chang, Kim, Obernolte, Baker
2014 was a solid year for California Republicans. In the state Senate, the GOP prevented Democrats from regaining a two-thirds supermajority. And in the Assembly, Republicans defeated three Democratic incumbents, which also reversed a Democratic supermajority. “We unseated...
- Posted November 16, 2014
Senate GOP taps Deborah Gonzalez as caucus chief of staff
A week after getting snubbed by the Assembly GOP Caucus, Deborah Gonzalez has a bigger better deal with the State Senate. Senate GOP leader Bob Huff has tapped Gonzalez to serve as chief of staff to the...
- Posted November 14, 2014
Print Media Watch: “Deborah Gonzalez remains a valuable member of the GOP caucus,” says Assembly GOP Caucus
You really can’t trust what you read in the newspaper. Contrary to a published report in the Sacramento Bee, Deborah Gonzalez, who most recently served as chief of staff to the Assembly GOP Caucus, has not been “pushed...
- Posted November 11, 2014
After historic wins, you’re fired! Asm. GOP leader Kristin Olsen dumps GOP policy director, demotes chief of staff
Just a day after she “chafed at the decision by California Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte to target Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced,” Assembly GOP leader Kristin Olsen turned her fire on the caucus staff who helped her...
- Posted November 9, 2014
Assembly District 44: Rob McCoy gets help to combat Jacqui Irwin’s $1.3 million campaign
Last week, it seemed that Rob McCoy, the Republican candidate in the contested 44th Assembly District, was being written off by the Assembly Republican Caucus. The Ventura County pastor was at a substantial financial disadvantage to Democrat...
- Posted October 8, 2014
Reaction to Brown’s 2014 State of the State Address
Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address on Wednesday morning, in which he highlighted California’s comeback and said he’ll push the legislature to adopt his plan for a rainy day fund. Here is...
- Posted January 22, 2014
8th Lawmaker on Maui Junket: “I Don’t Think There Should Be Any Secret About It”
A Central Valley Republican legislator becomes the eighth state lawmaker to confirm participation in a special interest-funded junket to Maui. Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, confirmed to CalNewsroom.com that she was a first-time guest at the annual Maui...
- Posted December 5, 2013