Fullerton Councilman Travis Kiger has a new campaign video worth watching, which shows him to be the non-politician everyday guy he really is. He is running to hold the seat gained after the recall of Council members Jones, Bankhead, and McKinley. 66% of the vote put Kiger into the seat of Dick Jones, whose term ended months later, and Travis now needs to run as the incumbent to remain on the Council. I do not think he is going to have a problem with challengers, his is an easy win.
The other easy seat is incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Whitaker, who was elected to City Council in 2010, and was the only Fullerton leader to take an immediate role in trying to get information about the Kelly Thomas beating. His efforts were blocked at every turn by staff in what can only be called insubordination. Whitaker is extremely well liked, and together with his formidable partnership with wife Linda, the couple is a fixture in Fullerton.
The fiscal conservatives are exactly what is needed to return sanity to the tapped-out financial policies of a city run wild with public safety union bullies intent on getting what they want. Perhaps if FPD’s behavior quit inspiring lawsuits from the public the City could afford their constant demands for more, more, more. Frankly I think a huge house cleaning is in order.
As usual, blogger/activist/developer Tony Bushala has his hands full in supporting the “clean up crew” while blocking the election of the old guard’s sacrificial candidate, Jon Flory. Signs for No Jan Flory crop up in the night while ads enlightening citizens to her past voting record seem everywhere. Flory is so clearly rooted in her days of former glory that she has updated neither her wardrobe not her list of endorsements since her last crack at office, listing the deceased among her supporters, as well as the Bushala family-despite Tony’s obvious hatred for Flory and/or the pesky fact that he and Friedel have not been married in years. Oops.
Good luck Travis and Bruce, and best wishes on straightening out a city that leaders like Flory helped hand over to those who are supposed to be serving it. They created the culture of corruption and greed that killed Kelly Thomas and scarred many other victims, trashed the reputation of their own Police Department, and fought to maintain an illegal water tax to enable the giveaway of public dollars to the unions who watch their backs. In contrast, Kiger and Whitaker have the taxpayers’ backs, and it is about time someone did. Go finish the job, guys.
Fullerton, please vote Kiger and Whitaker for City Council.