Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A winning strategy...?
From Gallegos' site
With excitement and a measure of pride, I announce my campaign for re-election to the office of the Humboldt County District Attorney. I have served in this position effectively and faithfully for eight years, and see continued improvements ahead for our community in the next four years.

To give you an idea of the changes I have brought to the District Attorney’s Office:

In 2002, the case records were kept on 3x5 index cards! Despite drastic budget cuts, we now employ 21st century technology, enabling us to more successfully access the information needed to extend justice to the victims of violent and white collar crimesalike.

We took on Charles Hurwitz for fraudulently acquiring permits to overcut Pacific Lumber lands. Though PL was deeply rooted in the area, his illegal activities demanded action. Despite aggressive scare tactics, we succeeded in putting an end to Hurwitz’ local corruption.

In 2003, my office reopened and prosecuted the murder of Nathan Dannemiller. With the cooperation of Eureka police, we successfully solved the case, putting his murderers in prison for life.

We actively pursue cases long thought cold. Eighteen years after the murder of Blue Lake teenager Curtis Huntzinger, I put our investigators and deputies on the case. Within a few months, we obtained a full confession by the murderer and now the victim’s family can finally find some peace.

Last year we embarked on a landmark case against Skilled Healthcare Group that will bring justice to more than 32,000 elderly nursing home patients throughout California. I initiated the class action law suit against more than twenty nursing homes who have chosen profits over a natural instinct to protect human life. The victims will receive compensation for the wrong done them and Humboldt County will be rewarded sizeable legal fees.

My preference is to “lead from the front” and I have no fear to personally prosecute difficult cases. And by insisting on fairness and accuracy in the office and courtroom, we continually hone our professional ethics and competency. Though this is an ever-present goal, positive feedback from members of the local law community show me we are on the right track. We are committed to justice, not vengeance.

As a proven and substantial asset to the people of Humboldt County, I hope my experience will inspire you to publicly endorse this re-election campaign. 2010 is a year that will see many challenges. Together we can meet those challenges and continue to improve the lives of Humboldt County residents into the next decade.

Paul Gallegos

Riddled with doublespeak and spin... how many do you count?


Anonymous said...

So Rose, do you plan to campaign for his opponent, or are you too embarrassed at what happened last time around?

Anonymous said...

Asset? Well the dude has consumed almost 3/4 of a million dollars in salary over the last 7 years, but we will never recoup OUR loss.

Bounce the Salzman slate of Gallegos/Neely and Cleary.

Anonymous said...

Give him credit for putting 3x5 cards onto a computer. Most 6th graders could have done this. The other "accomplishments" were the work of others, failures claimed as victories, or works in progress (soon to be failures?). But then I doubt that he actually put the 3x5 cards into a database himself, so what has he really done?

Anonymous said...

He has scared off Allison Jackson from even running now hasn't he!

Anonymous said...

What the fuck, Skilled Healthcare is still in business fucking over old folks every day. DA did nothing to help them or the employees who have serious issues with discrimination, overworking, etc.

Anonymous said...

Woof woof. I wrote that, not galllegos. I'm gonna sue.

Rose said...


Jeff Muskrat said...

You truly bring obsession to a whole new level, Rose.

Geesh, I thought I was obsessed with trees(a more healthy obsession in my opinion.)

Do you ever do anything that is fun? Any positivity flowing through your veins?

Rose said...

Obsession? More like commitment, Jeff.

Don't worry. It is almost over.

Anonymous said...

A pretty sorry list
Endorsers 2010

Kevin Arnoul
Arnoul Electric
Kelly Baraka
Laura Benedict
Patty Berg
Former Assemblymember
Harry Blumenthal
Ellen Bryant
Mo Burke
Lost Coast Communications
Allison Busch-Lovejoy
Chris Byfield
Barbara Carolan
Humboldt Co. Democratic
Central Comm. Member
Carol Ann Conners
Greg Conners
Aimee Cox
Wayne Cox
David Crane
David J. Crane
Attorney at Law
Julie Crane
Allegra Curiel
Nancy Cutter
Natalynne DeLapp
Allan Dollison
Humboldt County District
Attorney's Office
Joan Dunning
Judy Edson
Fred Evenson
Michael Evenson
Elan Firpo
John Ford
Helen Gale
Felix Gorrindo
Mark & Claudia Hapgood
Michael Harper
District Attorney,
Trinity County
Dianna Heimstadt
Michael Hislop
William & Jody Honsal
Jennifer Keller
Bill Lockyer
California State Treasurer
and Former Attorney General
Karen Lofts Jarboe
Eileen McGee
Ben McLaughlin
Humboldt County District
Attorney's Office
Don Mill
Ken Miller
Laura Montagna
Kelly Neel
Humboldt County District
Attorney's Office
Pete Nichols
Charles OBrien
Charles Powell
Mike Riese
District Attorney
Del Norte County
Karin Rosman
Richard W. Salzman
Neal Sanders
George Shieman
Tammy Slade
Roxana Stengl
Eureka resident
Alison Sterling Nichols
Temple Suggs
Keith Taylor
Center for Indian Law
& Economic Justice, Inc.
Storm Taylor
Julie Timmons
HCDCC, retired
member of AFSCME
Mitch Trachtenberg
Michael Twombly
Frank Valdez
Maureen Wasley
Jessica Watson
John Williams