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Jeffries' Annual Fundraiser at the Lake Elsinore Storm's Opening Day

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GRCCPAC endorses Jeffries' re-election campaign for County Supervisor, District 1

Honored to have just received the endorsement from the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (GRCCPAC).   » read more



Supervisor-Elect Jeffries, Supervisor Stone to co-host event at CAC, 8am on January 8th

RiversideSupervisor-Elect Kevin Jeffries and Supervisor Jeff Stone are inviting the public to attend a free reception preceding their joint swearing-in ceremony on January 8th.   » read more
Kevin Jeffries Announces Choice for Riverside County Planning Commissioner


For Immediate Release: December 18, 2012                         
Contact: Jeff Greene 714-624-7139 (cell)
Kevin Jeffries Announces Choice for Riverside County Planning Commissioner
Charissa Leach will bring new experience and insight to the Commission
Riverside: Riverside County Supervisor-Elect Kevin Jeffries today announced his selection of Charissa Leach as the new Planning Commissioner for the 1st Supervisorial District.   » read more


List includes Jeffries veterans, existing Board staff, and private sector experience
Riverside: Supervisor-Elect Kevin Jeffries today released his staff roster, along with brief bios and primary responsibilities in the new 1st District Office.   » read more
Election Update: Jeffries to Fight for Jobs


Clear The Way For Job Creation - New Direction

Our County is billions in debt.   » read more

Election Update #3: Jeffries' Campaign Surge Makes Halloween Scary for Incumbent
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Election Update #2: Crime Victims Groups Support Jeffries


Befuddled Buster Continues False Attacks – Part 2

CRIME VICTIMS GROUPS ENDORSE JEFFRIES!  More good campaign news this week, as two statewide organizations, the Crime Victims Action Alliance and the Citizens for Law and Order, both endorsed Kevin this week, citing his opposition to realignment, among other issues.   » read more
Statewide Crime Victims Organizations Endorse Jeffries

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2012

Contact: Stacy Nicola (951) 371-7155

Election Update: Positive Polls for Jeffries, Buster's Attacks Fall Flat, and Voting Deadlines Approach


Buster's Attacks On Jeffries Fall Flat
Election Deadlines Ahead

NEW POLL SHOWS JEFFRIES IN THE LEAD! Let’s start with some great news—we got the results from some polling that was done, and it showed Kevin Jeffries ahead of the 20 year incumbent by a margin of 41% to 31%.   » read more

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Jeffries Opposes Riverside County's Job Killing (09/05/2012)

For Immediate Release: September 4, 2012

Contact: Kevin Jeffries (951) 678-4730.

Supervisor Candidate Kevin Jeffries Opposes Riverside County’s
Job Killing “Sun Tax” 
(Riverside, CA)  Kevin Jeffries, candidate for 1st District Riverside County Supervisor, released the following statement today: Riverside County and the Inland Empire have long been leaders in clean energy production.  From the wind farms in Riverside County, to solar installations in San Bernardino County and geothermal production in Imperial County, we have been blessed with resources that are in increasing demand as Californians seek out renewable energy resources—some by choice, others by mandates from the state and federal government.
Unfortunately, while our region is poised to reap the benefits of renewable energy projects and the high paying jobs they offer, Riverside County is choosing to kill jobs by imposing its own (likely) illegal “sun tax” on large solar developments.  According to the Press Enterprise (“Riverside County Sued for Alleged Sun Tax”, 2-6-12), there are 20 large solar projects planned for the Riverside County desert region, which could generate 7,000 construction jobs, 400 permanent jobs, and $300 million in annual payroll.
The backers of these renewable energy projects are asking the courts for relief for what they believe to be an illegal tax masquerading as a fee, and fear that this added cost (as much as $6 million per year for just one project in Blythe) could doom a number of projects and cause them to move to other counties that are more competitive and job friendly. Our region has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, we cannot afford to let overzealous county fees and regulations chase jobs away. 
The Sun Tax goes to trial on January 25, 2013.  In fact, the County anticipated this earlier this year when it approved spending $400,000 on sole-source contracts for attorneys to fight for this misguided policy and impose it County-wide (3/12/12 Agenda items 3.30 and 3.31).  I can’t imagine defending a policy of this nature, let alone spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to defend it in the courtroom.  It is simply reckless. 

While I believe all development needs to pay for the impacts they create on traffic, public safety, and other infrastructure, fees must be based on actual impacts.  Trying to cash in on industries attempting to create new jobs and investment in Riverside County is short-sighted.  It kills jobs and does nothing to protect our County from impacts.  
Our elected leaders have a dual duty to both protect our hard earned tax dollars from any industry seeking to take improper or unethical advantage of taxpayer subsidies, and to simultaneously allow the private sector to flourish and create new jobs and clean energy free of excessive taxes and regulations. 
A fresh new perspective in the First District office will help create new jobs for Riverside County – not new billing hours for attorneys.

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Jeffries has been a resident of Riverside County for 41 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 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.
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