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Cathy I was. Mission accomplished. Thanks for the forum. Frances.
Hey Joe, who are you going to sue now that you've lost another election? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Joe Galligan can go back to being a turbotax jockey as he loses by 30 points to Juan Raigoza. Hey Joe, aren't you glad you spent all that money advertising in the Daily Journal. The DJ endorsement you bought and paid for didn't do squat. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Losing sucks doesn't it.
Voter, wait until loser Joe Galligan runs again for some other office so he can be tagged all over again with his favorite photo:
Tony, Don't worry, Juan is going to win and as Assistant Controller he's already done a great deal to save the taxpayers of San Mateo County money. No doubt he will continue to do so as Controller.
Juan Raigoza endorsed by Daily News: Raigoza is type of leader controller’s office needs Most political races for the office of county controller tend to be snoozers that only accountants might get worked up about. Making sure that the flow of money is properly recorded in spreadsheets and that the right formulas are used to assess property values seldom translates into high drama. But in San Mateo County, the contest to succeed retiring Controller Bob Adler in the June 3 election has become the hottest ticket around. The two candidates duking it out might even end up spending more than $200,000 total on their campaigns before it’s all over. The credit— or blame — for putting this race under the spotlight goes to Joe Galligan, a former Burlingame mayor and a certified public accountant. Before the campaign got into full swing, he tried to take out the only person standing between him and the coveted controller’s job — Assistant Controller Juan Raigoza— by filing a lawsuit. He contended that Raigoza isn’t qualified for the job because he isn’t a CPA. A judge disagreed, so the race was on. And Galligan came out swinging again. During an editorial endorsement interview at The Daily News earlier this month, Galligan asked Raigoza why the assessed value of his Redwood City home dropped from $906,500 when he bought it in 2009, to $713,000 today. His point in asking the question could have been that Raigoza can’t be trusted to shepherd county funds because he didn’t demand a higher assessment of his property, or that as an insider Raigoza used his influence to lower the assessment so he could pay less in property taxes — or that the controller’s office is so incompetent it doesn’t know how to correctly assess property values. If Raigoza did anything illegal or unethical, Galligan didn’t show it. What he did reveal was that he has no qualms about engaging in political gamesmanship if that’s what it takes to be elected. That’s too bad, because Galligan is clearly bright and more than qualified for the job. He would have made a stronger case for it had he just run on his record and experience. The controller’s office doesn’t need a politician running it, even if the controller is an elected position. What it needs is a leader focused on fulfilling the requirements of the job and independent enough to stand his ground when something is wrong. Raigoza is that leader. Although he isn’t a CPA, Raigoza is hardly a lightweight. He’s the second in command of the controller’s office, which he joined 13 years ago. Before that he worked for two large accounting firms and was an auditor for the California Franchise Tax Board. He has a master’s degree in business administration. Raigoza may be just as politically ambitious as Galligan, but he has managed to stick to his message of experience. The Daily News endorses Juan Raigoza for county controller. DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL
Here's the article: Galligan is photo 11 and he's quoted on page 2: Joe Galligan, the former mayor of Burlingame, was impressed by Palin's performance and message. "She did a great presentation," he said. "I think she's starting to really articulate the differences between John McCain and Obama."
Holyroller, if you're into beefcake, there's always this photo: but I still prefer old reliable:
Joe Galligan's latest attack against Assistant Controller Juan Raigoza reveals Mr. Galligan's ignorance of the basic functions of the office. How can Mr. Galligan claim, as he does on his Facebook campaign page, that "there is no one who would understand the source of our tax revenue better than me (sic)," when this attack on Mr. Raigoza shows a complete lack of understanding of the property tax assessment system? Moreover, Mr. Galligan suggesting that Raigoza should have questioned the reassessment to ensure he was paying his fair share of taxes is odd, given that Mr. Galligan lives in a home worth over $2 million assessed at less than half that. Has Mr. Galligan questioned his own tax assessment? Is he even aware of Propositions 8 and 13 from 1978? Having someone this ignorant as controller could negatively affect San Mateo County's credit rating, resulting in higher bond interest rates for county taxpayers. The lawsuit mentioned in the article to get the taxes lowered on Mr. Galligan's business cost the taxpayers of San Bruno $360,000 in legal costs Add the cost to taxpayers of his frivolous lawsuit against San Mateo County to disqualify Mr. Raigzoa from the ballot, and it's clear that the only taxpayer the litigious Mr. Galligan cares about is himself. The taxpayers of San Mateo County can't afford a loose cannon like Mr. Galligan. Juan Raigoza, who is professional, experienced and knowledgeable, is the better choice.
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May 7, 2014