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  • Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com

    State Sen. Leland Yee is facing corruption charges, but his statement in the official voter guide – submitted before his arrest – pledges to fight corruption as secretary of state.

  • Dennis Revell is the spokesperson for the Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association.

The Buzz: Leland Yee promises to fight corruption in ballot statement

Published: Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm

Arriving now in the mailboxes of more than 10.6 million California voter households: Sen. Leland Yee’s pledge to fight corruption.

Yee, indicted earlier this month on corruption and conspiracy charges, paid $6,250 for a statement touting his secretary of state candidacy in the voter information guides that began going out Thursday for the June 3 primary.

Yee withdrew from the race following his March 26 arrest – after he had already qualified for the ballot. The San Francisco Democrat’s name will be among voters’ eight choices for the state’s top elections post.

In his candidate statement, Yee plugs his legislation that legalized online voter registration and includes a link to a still-active Yee website, itsyourcalifornia.org, allowing people to register. He also notes that he possesses a “common sense law enforcement record.”

“Under the Constitution, the Secretary of State’s job is to empower Californians to govern California, to guarantee fair elections, expose special interests, and prevent corruption,” Yee concludes. “I am the Democrat who will represent everyone. I hope to be your Secretary of State.”

– Jim Miller


AT THE CAPITOL

Student leaders from high school Gay-Straight Alliance clubs across the state are at the Capitol for Queer Youth Advocacy Day, pushing for greater school safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Members from the California Legislative LGBT Caucus will address the students at 10:45 a.m. on the south lawn. Students want schools to develop anti-bullying policies and to implement legislation allowing transgender students to access school facilities corresponding with their gender identity.

– Alexei Koseff


WORTH REPEATING

“Congressman McClintock enjoys the unanimous support of all 10 county central committees.”

Dennis Revell, Placer County GOP chair, pushing a party endorsement of McClintock



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