While attending a Republican Party event last week in Victorville, I found myself conversing with a grandfatherly gentleman. Our discussion was quite civil; civil, that is, until I introduced myself as Anthony Riley's campaign manager. Startled by his reply, 'So YOU'RE the goon…YOU ARE the person responsible for removing the NO RILEY signs in Apple Valley,' I unequivocally stated my innocence and then moved on.


While reliving that conversation moments later, I realized I should have stated: Why would any of the Anthony Riley campaigners wish for the removal of those signs? For every one of them that I've seen during our campaign at least a dozen people, at various functions have, without provocation, displayed a passionate anger directed at the Vogler's negative campaign—the NO RILEY signs and their mailers. These voters, time-and-again state, "I'm disgusted with the anti-Riley campaign and I'll be voting for Anthony Riley because he stands for real Conservative principles."


For those of you studying the 59th Assembly District candidates please check out Anthony Riley's website: Rileyforassembly.com and discover the reasons respected Conservative leaders and organizations including Senators Bob Dutton George Runner, Assemblymen Curt Hagman and Steve Knight, Retired Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, Former California GOP Party Chairman Mike Schroeder and San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt have endorsed Mr. Riley. Additionally, Anthony Riley is the only 59th Assembly District candidate endorsed by the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters and the Howard Jarvis Tax Payers Association. As a fiscal conservative, Anthony Riley believes our state's government has a wasteful spending addiction and that's one reason he signed the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge opposing all tax hikes.


Our High Desert electorate would much rather engage in real California issues: tax relief, health care, education, immigration, jobs and protecting business rather than wallow in the Vogler mud-slinging tactics. Remove those NO RILEY signs…NO WAY! I'm grateful to the Voglers and, as Anthony Riley's campaign manager, every time I see one of those signs upright, I thank the Voglers out-loud for directly contributing to Anthony Riley's 59th Assembly District vote total.