BUSTER, SEEKING SIXTH TERM, SUES HIS OWN COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS!
Nervous Incumbent Seeks to Block Truth About Lead Opponent's 30-Year Occupation
(Riverside County, CA) - Nearly 30 years ago, Kevin Jeffries and his bride Christina used their wedding money to open a small storefront business in Lakeland Village. That one little investment ultimately blossomed into three small businesses that Kevin owns with several family members as his partners.
Fast forward 30 years to Monday March 19th, when lawyers from a San Francisco law firm representing Supervisor Bob Buster contacted Kevin Jeffries' campaign for County Supervisor and notified them that the powerful – yet apparently panicked - government official was suing to stop Jeffries from listing his occupation on the upcoming ballot as 'Small Business Owner'.
"This is a last minute desperate act of an incumbent who will say or do anything to hold on to his power," said Jeffries. "At various times I have been elected to serve as a Parks Commissioner, water board member, and as a state legislator, and I spent 29 years as a volunteer firefighter, but the primary source of our income and future retirement has always been our family businesses," said Jeffries.
"I realize it has been decades since Buster has had any real experience trying to survive in the private sector," Jeffries added. "Unlike the incumbent, I won’t be receiving a six figure pension at taxpayer expense, so I have always kept our businesses active and growing."
Jeffries' long standing experience in the private sector has helped him better understand how government can help or harm small businesses and job creation. Jeffries has consistently received "A" ratings from the California Chamber of Commerce and his campaign for supervisor has been endorsed by the California Small Business Association specifically because of his advocacy for and experience with small businesses.
"The incumbent knows that the number one issue in this election is bringing jobs back to Riverside County, and he is terrified that voters will learn that only one of us in this race has any real experience in the private sector as a taxpayer, rather than a tax-taker," said Jeffries.
"He can try to hide my business experience from voters with a desperate ploy that is not only false but inherently wastes tax dollars by clogging up our court system," Jeffries said. "I'm confident that a judge will follow the law and rule in my favor. Frankly, this shows that the incumbent is running scared."
As a second part of the incumbent's misguided effort to protect his power, Buster has also asked the court to remove a reference in Jeffries' ballot statement that points out that Jeffries is the only candidate to have voted against a plan last year to increase income taxes, sales tax and car taxes.
"Unfortunately, when it comes to politics the truth can be a problem for some," said Jeffries. "It's possible that rather than seeing my record of opposing taxes as one of my qualifications for supervisor, a judge could agree with the incumbent that my statement makes him look bad for supporting tax increases. So if you see an empty spot in my candidate statement, you will know that Buster was able to re-write history."
Jeffries' Official Candidate Statement:
I’m a small business owner and family man who served 29 years as a Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter.
My priorities: bring jobs to Riverside County, keep our communities safe, protect our private property rights and our quality of life, and put an end to the lavish giveaways of taxpayer money.
Reform must start at the top. County Supervisors’ six-figure salaries and pensions must be cut.
If elected, I will:
- Reduce bloated salaries, pensions and benefits
- Refuse to take a taxpayer funded pension
- Reform and eliminate layers of bureaucracies and regulations
- Attract businesses and jobs to Riverside County
- Continue my efforts for future improvements of Hwy-91 and I-15
- Be accessible
I’ve led efforts to protect taxpayer rights, and I’m the only candidate who voted to OPPOSE raising your vehicle tax, income tax and sales tax, saving families nearly $1000 a year! I opposed the disastrous state prisoner transfer, which allowed the early release of felons back into our communities.
Proudly endorsed by:
- Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
- National Tax Limitation Committee
- Riverside County Deputy District Attorney's Association
- California Small Business Association
- Riverside County Farm Bureau
I’ll remind county government they work for us, we don’t work for them.
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