Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rader Speaks Out - And Bows Out

Newcomer Costa Mesa City Council Candidate James Rader announced today that he will NOT actively campaign for a seat on the council in November, citing time constraints that will preclude him from creating an organization to effectively campaign this season.

He has decided to support the candidacy of former mayor Sandra Genis and outlines the reasons why in his brief press release this afternoon.

Even though Rader's name will remain on the ballot, we can only hope it will not be a distraction to the voters when they make their selections in November.  Thanks to Mr. Rader for making this decision so promptly.

Here's the text of James Rader's press release:

August 15, 2012Re: Costa Mesa City Election, 2012

James Rader – Press Release

When I decided to run for the City Council, my goal was to be an active part of the process, and help move the city forward. Unfortunately, I waited until the last day of the nomination period to declare my candidacy. Now that I am a candidate, I see that there just isn’t enough time to create a campaign plan and build a viable organization before the November election. Bottom line, I will not be actively campaigning for the City Council.

That being said, I still plan to take an active role in the process by supporting Sandy Genis for City Council. Sandy has experience, and a good track record. As a public servant, she has demonstrated her commitment to making Costa Mesa a comfortable and safe place to live, and work.

This decision was not an easy one, but it is better that I make it now rather than at a later date.

Thank you very much for your support.

James Rader

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Anonymous nolongerconfused said...

Well, he seems to be a very well informed constituent. He apparently has educated himself in depth about all the issues. His endorsement of Sandra should put her over the top. It sure sets me straight on who is best. Thank You Sir for helping my decision on who to vote for, I was torn by who to vote for. I respect all you have done in the community and will take your advice.

8/16/2012 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Never Was Confused said...

Talking about Rader,
a poster called 'nolongerconfused' sarcastically spewed:
"he apparently had educated himself.."

I'll take the allegedly uninformed Rader over the OVERinformed carpetbagger Righeimer any day. Rader's for Costa Mesa, Righeimer's for ocgop/developers/himself.

8/16/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McNiff said...

Never - Their next original thought will be their first...

8/16/2012 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Thank you Mr. Rader. You are a stand up guy!!!

8/17/2012 01:52:00 PM  

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