Many political hopefuls gathered recently at Arden Hills Resort to win the support of local Republicans.
The main speaker was U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Emken who won the endorsement of the California Republican Party. , also a strong advocate for autism research, spoke about many of California's problems including jobs and debt. Emken plans to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein this November.
"Dianne Feinstein is asleep at the wheel," Emken said.
I spoke with many of the candidates including David Joyce, an Air Force veteran who caught my attention when he said "the Republican Party is the party of Reagan, Lincoln and Martin Luther King".
Joyce is running for Sacramento County Central Commitee. David explained the crucial part of his job and the importance of reaching out to different groups. (Seen in video)
California native Barbara Ortega, a longtime Sacramento County business and community leader, is running for the State Assembly in the 8th district.
"I'm doing this for our future and my grandchilderen," Ortega said.
My interview with the tough, fair, and respectful Superior Court Judge Tami Bogert was most impressive. Judge Bogert aswered many of the tough questions I had about California's court system and why judges seem to be so inconsistant with interpreting the law.
"You're welcome to come visit my court room so you can see for yourself," Bogert said. "People should visit their local court houses and see how their judges interpret the law, they're open to the public and it is your court house."
To my readers, do you believe you have the power to change your local or state government? What makes you vote for someone?