Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Combing the Want Ads

One of the most common hypothetical questions I’ve been hearing lately is, “What is Ray Haynes going to do if he loses?”

I think it is an excellent question.

Consider the following facts:
(1)Assemblyman Haynes has not held a private sector job for the better part of a decade and a half,
(2)Assemblyman Haynes is in real danger of losing his race for BOE3 to Michelle Steel,
(3)Ray has taken an active role, despite his own campaign, for both Kevin Jeffries and Jim Ayres,
(4)and Members of the State Assembly are not permitted to lobby for one year after terming from office.

Given that, what options does Ray have for employment post-Sacramento?

The most intriguing speculative answer I’ve heard to this is that Ray has given real thought to staying in the building, only as Chief of Staff to either Jeffries or Ayres (if he makes it – he’s in a tough race in Riverside against a McClintock-endorsed candidate). Thinking about it, that does make sense.

Ray brings years of institutional knowledge, an ability to move legislation, and a top-notch Rolodex. Plus, he sure beats the series of 20-somethings that keep getting brought up to the Capitol as Chiefs of Staff.

However, talk about an ego blow! If Ray falls short in his race, it’ll be interesting to see if this speculation turns into reality.


At 3/22/2006 6:52 AM, Blogger brandon_waters said...

will someone who edits this blog please email me about an old posting that was on your blog a few months back? Only one of you has an email address in your profile and I haven't heard back. This is important. my email is Thanks.

At 3/22/2006 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun to speculate, but Haynes beats Steel by 10 points. And I doubt if he keeps her on as "Assistant Board Member" or whatever the hell she claims to be for Claude.

At 3/22/2006 5:42 PM, Anonymous crystal ball said...

He has a law degree, no? He'll become a tax attorney and appear before BOE Member Steel.

At 3/22/2006 8:03 PM, Anonymous Race is Over said...

Election is over.

Haynes Coh--$17,000

Steel Coh--$513,000

At 3/22/2006 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steel has raised $300,000 in the past three years. Shawn has contributed another $325,000.

Haynes has raised $300,000 in the past year (since he has been in the race) and has contributed no personal money.

Haynes has spent $300,000 on slates.

Steel's $500,000 shows that she has spent very little on securing slates.

Is Steel's strategy to wait until Ray has secured ALL of the slates before they spend money?

Who is on the Howard Jarvis-Prop 13 Slate...because everyone knows that this is the most critical slate to be on?

At 3/22/2006 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The better question to ask is: What is Shawn Steel going to do when he can't use his beautiful wife to continue his mission of self-promotion?

How will Shawn continue to claim that he is relevant when, because of his past behavior, his wife loses this BOE race?

At 3/22/2006 9:05 PM, Anonymous IE Being Spent said...

Haynes $750,000
Shawns Wife $ 0

Ray Wins by 25 points

At 3/22/2006 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haynes has spent $135,135 on slates.

Steel has spent $21,900 on slates.

Who has the advantage here?

Haynes has spent $53,666 on consultants.

Steel has spent $120,547 on consultants.

Who has the advantage here?

Since January, Haynes has raised $61,678.

Steel has raised $8000.

Who has the advantage here?

At 3/22/2006 10:30 PM, Anonymous ??? said...

Whoever is reporting that Michelle only spent $20,000 on slates is only looking at the current report.

Look at the past three years on the money she spent on slates. She has all of the good slates.

At 3/22/2006 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone one knows anything knows that all the good taxfighting slates are controlled by B. Parks.

Anyone who knows anything knows who is close to Parks.

At 3/22/2006 11:36 PM, Anonymous BOE 3 Insider said...

is Brain Park the kid who tried to highjack the HJTA slate for Steele after they had endorsed Haynes.

There will be two people named Park that won't be working at the BOE come January

At 3/23/2006 8:16 AM, Anonymous Ray's CRA Endorsement said...

17,000 COH, owes 78. I heard there are supervisors running in Yolo County who have done a better job fundraising.

At 3/23/2006 9:47 AM, Anonymous peter venkman said...

a man of his obvious talents would find excellent employment in either the hospitality or food services industries

At 3/23/2006 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't Brian Parks been fired from the HJTA-Prop 13 Slate because of his reckless behavior threatening not to put Haynes on the slate even though Haynes won the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association?

At 3/23/2006 10:46 PM, Anonymous Taco Bell said...

Mr. Park better brush up on this phrase

" May I supersize that for you ?"

At 3/24/2006 12:12 AM, Anonymous Gilliard get paid per post? said...

I love Dave Gilliard posting for his clients.

He does the same thing on OC Blog. Check the timing of the posts.

At 4/05/2006 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Gina can find him a position.


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