SMYTH HOLDS LARGE FUNDRAISING ADVANTAGE IN RACE FOR CITY COUNCIL

Cameron Smyth Press Release

Santa Clarita – On August 1st, candidates for Santa Clarita Council submitted fundraising reports for the first six months of 2016. With contributions coming from all areas of Santa Clarita Smyth has a clear advantage over the field as he raised more money than all other candidates combined. “It was exciting to surpass our initial fundraising target and I am confident we will have the ability to get our message out,” Smyth said. “With the election moving to November and a projected high turnout, its critical to have the resources in place in order to connect with the voters, many of whom have never voted in a City Council election”, he continued. Of the candidates who filed a report, their totals are found below: Cameron …

Smyth Exceeds Initial Fundraising Benchmark

Cameron Smyth Press Release

Campaign to report approximately $60,000 in contributions Santa Clarita –Just two months after announcing his candidacy for Santa Clarita City Council, former State Assemblyman Cameron Smyth will report raising approximately $60,000 towards his election effort. The semi-annual reporting period for candidates closes June 30. “The outpouring of support I have received since announcing my desire to return to the City Council has been greater than we hoped”, Smyth said. “Along with the fundraising success, we are building a coalition of friends, volunteers, community activists and business leaders from all corners of the City that will make this campaign a success”. “One of the impacts of consolidating the City election with the General election, particularly during a Presidential year, is the increase in cost associated with …

Cameron Smyth Joins Unprecedented Bipartisan Coalition Backing Mitchell Englander for LA County Supervisor District 5

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[LOS ANGELES] – Mitchell Englander announced today that his campaign for Los Angeles County Supervisor has received the endorsement of former Santa Clarita Valley Assemblymember Cameron Smyth. Cameron Smyth’s endorsement punctuates a wave of major endorsements announced by Englander in recent weeks and underscores his deep support in the Santa Clarita Valley – widely viewed by observers as a key battleground in the race for the 5th District Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seat. Smyth cited Englander’s unmatched knowledge of the Santa Clarita Valley and stand out track record of fighting for the priorities of the area as key reasons for his endorsement. “Santa Clarita Valley families, small businesses, and seniors need our next County Supervisor to be someone who understands our community and …

Smyth Responds to Fire Tax Class action Suit

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, issued the following statement today after the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a class action lawsuit seeking to overturn California’s new fire prevention fee: “I appreciate the continued efforts of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to preserve the spirit of Proposition 13 and to stand up for California taxpayers, and I support the class action suit to overturn the fire tax. In the Legislature, at the ballot box, and now in the courts, HJTA has been a tireless advocate for hardworking Californians who are tired of having their pockets picked at every turn.” “The Fire Tax, passed by the Legislature on a party-line vote in 2011, instituted a one hundred fifty dollar fire ‘fee’ per structure, upon parcel …

Local Government Chair Smyth Calls for Resignation of Los Angeles County Assessor

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, today called for the resignation of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez following the arrest of a former aide who lowered property values for homeowners that made campaign contributions to Noguez. “Today’s events make it eminently clear that Mr. Noguez has betrayed the public trust, and is no longer fit to hold office,” said Smyth. “As Chair of the Assembly Local Government Committee, I’ve held hearings relating to the scandals we’ve seen in cities like Bell and Vernon, and the number one thing that I took away from those hearings is that we need to be vigilant about weeding out corruption and trying to restore the public’s faith in government. That these activities were taking place in Mr. …

Despite Setback Smyth Sees Opportunity to Further Pension Reform Discussions

Cameron Smyth Press Release

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, announced today that despite the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee’s action to move his pension reform measures to ‘interim study,’ essentially a legislative purgatory where bills go to languish, his discussions with interested parties, including the Governor’s office, the Speaker’s office and various unions have bolstered his hope that the opportunity for real pension reform this year still exists. “While I am disappointed that my reform measures, one of which included the Governor’s 12-point plan, were dismissed to interim study by the committee, I am convinced that real reform is still in reach. I have been encouraged to hear positive discussion about fixing egregious practices like pension spiking and purchasing of air time, which are …

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth Endorses Scott Wilk

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2012 Contact: Wilk For Assembly, (661) 388-0438 (Santa Clarita, CA) – Republican Assembly candidate Scott Wilk received the endorsement of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-38th) in the race to succeed him in the State Assembly at a reception at the home of G. Marshall and Shelley Hann.  Smyth is leaving office due to term limits. “In my mind, there is no better person to go to Sacramento and represent the 38th Assembly District than Scott Wilk”, said Smyth.  “In an era of term limits, you don’t have time for people to slowly learn the system.” Wilk has extensive experience in government and business.  He has served as chief of staff to Assembly Members Paula Boland and Tom McClintock, as well as …

Smyth endorses Wilk for COC board

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Assemblyman Cameron Smyth has endorsed Scott Wilk in his run for re-election to Seat 5 on the Santa Clarita Community College District governing board, the two announced today. “Scott’s grasp of the issues, Sacramento connections and real-world experience make him an effective advocate for College of the Canyons in the state capital,” Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, said in a statement. Wilk is being challenged by Patrick Hill, an adjunct professor and special education specialist, in the Nov. 8 race. Wilk has also picked up endorsements from Senators Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, and Tony Strickland, R-Simi Valley. Originally posted by http://www.signalscv.com/archives/50641/

Smyth named assistant Republican leader

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SACRAMENTO — Assembly Member Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, has been appointed by Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare to serve in an important leadership role as one of the assistant Republican leaders for the 2010-12 legislative session. “I’m honored to accept this position, and I look forward to working with Assembly Member Conway and the rest of her leadership team to help put California’s fiscal house back in order,” Smyth said. “As Assistant Republican Leader, I will embrace the opportunity to help get our message out to the people of California, and to help craft responsible policy aimed at putting people back to work. We have many difficult tasks ahead of us, but Connie has assembled a strong team that will work together for …

Smyth earns perfect grade from state Chamber of Commerce

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SACRAMENTO — For the fourth consecutive year, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) has received a 100 percent rating from the California Chamber of Commerce for his positions on bills impacting the state’s business community. “It is always an honor to be recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce, an organization with a long history of standing up for the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy,” said Smyth. “To be one of the members recognized for my commitment to creating jobs and keeping businesses in the state is something I am very proud of.” The Chamber of Commerce scorecard is an annual report that rates legislators based on their votes in several issue areas including economic development, employment law, environmental regulation, health care, …