Our town will be electing council members on Tuesday, April 13 and The Santa Clarita Valley Congress of Republicans (SCVCR) voted to endorse our Mayor, Laurene Weste, in her re-election bid.
"The SCV Congress of Republicans gives its full and enthusiastic support to Mayor Laurene Weste," said Jeff Brown, president of the organization. "The board's decision was resoundingly clear, and we urge all voters to re-elect Laurene to the Santa Clarita City Council."
Weste was the only candidate to receive the two-thirds vote required for endorsement by the SCVCR's bylaws.
The decision by the SCVCR Board followed a session in which the five council candidates addressed the membership and participated in a question-and-answer session.
Other candidates who participated were incumbent Council Member Frank Ferry and incumbent Mayor Pro-Tem Marsha McLean, as well as challengers TimBen Boydston and David Gauny.
"In this time of economic challenges, Laurene has shown her strong leadership in ensuring that Santa Clarita does not raise local taxes and maintains a 15 percent budget reserve of $11 million," Brown added. "It's more important than ever that we elect the best people with proven records to guide our city government. It doesn't get any more local than this. We encourage all voters to participate in the process and vote on April 13."
The California Congress of Republicans (CCR) was founded in 1989 and was chartered by the California Republican Party. For more information visit www.scvcr.org .