"Democrat Edward Headington is our first recommendation for the November run-off. Headington's performance at the forums and editorial board interviews impressed both Republicans and Democrats. Although his moderate social views may cost him some votes, we think his fiscal conservative stances will play well with voters in the 38th District."
What is significant about this endorsement is that the Signal covers SCV politics closely and decided that although I am the only candidate who doesn't live in their circulation area, they know me well enough to think that I would do a better job representing the 38th Assembly District than my three opponents.
Another in-depth article about this race appeared inthe Ventura County Star a few days ago reporting that the electoral math "virtually guarantee[s] Headington one of the top two spots in the primary, allowing him to advance to the November ballot. That means the three Republicans are likely fighting for the remaining spot."
One of the most rewarding takeaways from this campaign is the support I am drawing from independents and Republicans who don't agree with me on everything, but are backing me because of what is happening--or rather what is not happening--in Sacramento. Listening to voters every day, I can assure you that folks are looking for problem-solvers, not ideologues who have pandered so much to the extremes of their parties.
With The Real Side Radio Host, Hart School Board Member & SCV Prayer Breakfast leader, Joe Messina
How else can one explain that I finished second in both recent Santa Clarita Valley GOP and Tea Party straw polls? Perhaps it is because I don't waste people's time attacking my opponents and instead focus on my priority issues: Creating Jobs, Improving Public Education, and Protecting Public Safety from the budget chaos. From what voters tell me, they are supporting my candidacy because I offer them something refreshing and a hope for some common sense in Sacramento.
To that end, I am asking one last time before Election Day for help. Please help me finish in the top two on June 5th so that my name will appear on the November 6th ballot, giving voters a real choice for change in the Assembly.
For information about contributing to my campaign or volunteering before the primary, please visit www.Edward2012.com.
Edward Headington has been endorsed by a diverse group of 38th District officeholders including L.A. City Councilmember Mitch Englander, Newhall School Board President Christy Smith, Saugus Union School Board President Rose Koscielny, Simi Valley Unified School Board Members Rob Collins and Arleigh Kidd, Newhall County Water District Director Lynne Plambeck as well as CA Controller John Chiang, L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel, State Senator Fran Pavley, the Sierra Club, the California League of Conservation Voters and a host of others.
I held my fifth and final candidate forum last night in Simi Valley. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and held in City Council Chambers, I thought we had a good exchange and that I gave voters there another reason to vote for me on June 5th and get things "Heading in the Right Direction." You can click here for the podcast and below is a portion of my closing statment:
"My favorite Reagan moment was when he accepted his Party's nomination and quoted from Thomas Paine: 'We have it in our power to begin the world over again.' My friends, we have it in our power to recapture the California Dream. We have it in our power to reboot our political system and install a new operating software in Sacramento. We have it in our power to elect legislators who can bring a sense of urgency to state government."
Let's Get California "Heading in the Right Direction!"
I am the only Democrat in the race and running against three hard-line Republicans, each from the Santa Clarita Valley. The 38th Assembly District consists of the Santa Clarita Valley, Simi Valley and the northwest San Fernando Valley communities of Chatsworth, Porter Ranch and Granada Hills.
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Let's get California "Heading in the Right Direction!"