FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2011
CONTACT: Stacy Nicola 951-371-7155
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Endorses Jeffries
(Riverside, CA) – Kevin Jeffries announced today that his campaign for Riverside County Supervisor (1st District) has received the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers' rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
“Kevin Jeffries has been an unwavering advocate for taxpayer rights. Kevin has always put taxpayers ahead of big government and we are confident he will continue to do so as our next First District Supervisor,” said Kris Vosburgh with the taxpayers’ Political Action Committee.
“The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is well respected and a true fighter for California Taxpayers. I’m honored to be endorsed by such a great organization,” said Jeffries.
As an advocate on behalf of Riverside County Taxpayers since his 1990 election to a local water district, Jeffries has been in strong opposition to unfair water “standby” taxes being placed on property tax bills. In 1996 Jeffries was a local spokesman and advocate for the passage of Proposition 218 – the Right To Vote On Taxes Act. For the past five years, Jeffries has been opposing efforts by the California State Legislature to circumvent Prop-218 by attempting to re-classify and approve new taxes as fees, including the recently adopted state Fire Tax (fee) on nearly 800,000 California homeowners.
This announcement comes just weeks after the Riverside County Deputy District Attorneys’ Association announced their endorsement of Jeffries for Supervisor. Jeffries has already garnered the support of seven (7) area Mayors as well as 160 current and former elected officials, public safety officials and community and business leaders according to Stacy Nicola with the Jeffries campaign.
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Jeffries has been a resident of Riverside County for 40 years. He has been active in regional, local and non-profit organizations, serving 16 years as a locally elected water district Director, 2 years each as a Recreation & Parks Director and County Parks Advisory commissioner, 5 years as a Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) member and 29 years as a Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter. Jeffries served on numerous Chamber of Commerce and economic development committees and is currently President and partner of his family held investment firms. Jeffries is serving his final term in the California State Legislature representing a large portion of both Riverside County and the First Supervisorial District.