May 21, 2014
....OR EXACTLY WHO WE NEED.
If we California voters elect two more Republicans to the State Assembly, the dominant party would no longer have a two-thirds super-majority and would be more likely to consider minority opinions.
David Hadley seems well positioned to win that 27th seat of the 80 seat chamber. Part of the reason is that his district, the 66th, was redistricted in 2011 to include more of the Republican voters in the South Bay, reducing the gap between the two sides to a mere five percentage points or so. That’s one reason.
Here’s another: He has an intimate relationship with the ebb and flow of commerce, industry and employment in California and the South Bay, and his ambition is to restore the economic fertility we used to enjoy. He sees our electricity prices 70% over the national average, our 71 cents per gallon gasoline tax, our 10% state and county sales tax rate and the top state income tax rate in the nation as repellent to business. That is why Toyota has decided to move its headquarters to Texas after more than 50 years, and why 4 million more people have left California in the past twenty years than have moved into the State. In ancient times, victorious invaders would sow salt in the fields to prevent the return of fertility. Now the Democrats do it.
The third and best reason: His command of a body of expertise that is truly rare and well suited to the task of restoring prosperity. David has an acute grasp of economics from having studied at the London School of Economics (Masters’) and Dartmouth College, followed by a dozen years with a Wall Street investment banking firm as a specialist in the communications technology industry. He left New York to come to the South Bay 18 years ago, when his son Jack was born. He and his wife Suzanne now have daughters Claire, Ellen and Faith too. In 1999 he started his firm, Hadley Partners, Incorporated which provides strategic financial guidance on such matters as financing expansions, mergers and acquisitions with people here, in San Francisco and New York.
That sort of thing generally brings good wages, and the firm’s successful transactions have been numerous. So it is no small thing to put his career on hold and focus on what he believes must be the first step: rebuilding the Party. David’s intention is increase the depth of the Republican vote one person at a time.
If he wins the election he will get a salary of about $8,000 a month, and we get him. Now, that’s a deal!
John May spent the first half of his life in New York and the other half in California. He has worked in the finance industry for over 50 years as an analyst on Wall Street, pension fund manager, investment adviser and speechwriter.
He began writing for fun and performing at open mics in Long Beach, California in 2007. Favorite topics for the poet, known locally as “Jack,” include romance, war, economics, politics, philosophy and comedy.
Jack and wife Peggy have been married for over 50 years; they have two children, Jacqueline and John, who have a total of five more