Editor’s note: Our readers also are “citizen journalists.” As it turns out the developer who wants to build a shopping center at the as-yet-uncompleted Dorsey Drive interchange in Grass Valley — which BriarPatch Co-op and perhaps Sierra Cinemas is considering as a new home — contributed $3,200 to Tom McClintock when both were SoCal residents in 2004. How “progressive” is that? LOL. Details here:
Shawn Garvey says:
By the way, Jeff, get this: Russell Jeter “out of state real estate investor” and applicant to build a mall at Dorsey, is actually from Santa Barbara/Goleta. Why is this interesting at all? Well, the largest political contributions he’s ever made were to max out for Tom McClintock for State Senate in 2004 when he was running to represent Santa Barbara. His other largest contribution was to Tom McClintock for his campaign for Lt. Governor. Now, both have “moved” — so to speak — to our little neck of the woods. What’s the connection? http://dbsearch.ss.ca.gov/ContributorDetail.asp
Yes, it’s true. Jeter, now of Anacortes, Wash., used to live in Santa Barbara, then McClintock’s district. And now “travelin'” Tom represents part of our County. Here is a screen grab of Jeter’s $3,200 donation to McClintock:
Shawn Garvey also says:
Any contributions to Dan Miller by Russell Jeter, the real estate developer proposing a mall at Dorsey Drive?
No, Shawn, but Barry Pruett of Penn Valley contributed $300 to Dan Miller’s campaign, as reported previously. Pruett is a tea party supporter. His spouse is a staffer to Tom McClintock.