Some good news for Oakley City Councilman Jim Frazier in his bid for State Assembly as he received the endorsement from the Daily Republic this morning. Here is what the Reporter wrote:
Send Frazier to State Assembly
By Daily Republic
October 23, 2012
The 2010 census and subsequent redistricting left much of Solano County without an incumbent in the state Assembly.
That’s good news. It offers us a chance to send someone new to Sacramento to try to rein in the chaos that’s run rampant in the Legislature, someone who has a fresh perspective and fresh ideas, someone not in the hip pocket of party leadership from Day 1.
Jim Frazier of Oakley is such a candidate.
Frazier brings much more than his City Council experience to the table.
- He’s a businessman who has labored to keep people employed in California’s often-oppressive regulatory climate.
- He’s founded nonprofits to help children and families in need. One provides backpacks for children. Another helps families in crisis, who have loved ones hospitalized in one of 55 California hospitals.
- He’s worked with the Legislature to bring a $1 billion power plant – and the accompanying jobs and tax dollars – to his community.
Frazier wants to help establish a two-year budget for the Legislature, a performance-based budget that establishes prudent reserves in case of emergencies. He said he will work to reform the California Environmental Quality Act, and for process reforms at the California Public Utilities Commission.
“I get it,” he said. “I’ve lived it.”
Frazier said he will seek to avoid partisan politics in Sacramento and will work with a core group of moderate Democrats, such as Henry Perea of Fresno, to build a level of consensus that’s lacking in today’s Legislature. That includes working with those across the political aisle.
The new 11th Assembly District represents a sizable portion of Solano County, including Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and Rio Vista, a big piece of Contra Costa County and a portion of Sacramento County. It boasts a near-majority of Democrats among all registered voters, but more than 50 percent are either Republicans, from other parties or declined to state a party connection.
Frazier’s moderate views are a good fit. Vote for Frazier in the 11th Assembly District.