At a press conference Tuesday, June 15, a majority of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors signed a letter to President Barack Obama, opposing Arizona’s illegal immigration law (Arizona, SB 1070). The three were John Gioia, Susan Bonilla and Federal Glover. Today Ben Johnson, candidate for the California State Assembly said, “We need to follow the Federal laws and I do not support amnesty for those who came here illegally.
“I don’t have a problem with anyone that makes the effort to follow the legal process. California carries the burden of housing 40 percent of the illegal prison population in the United States.”
Johnson continued, “When it comes to free medical clinics for the illegal immigrants, unfunded retirement benefits for County employees, and supporting the big Nevada style gaming casino complex in Richmond, my Democratic opponent just can’t say no to special interests.
Contra Costa County employee retirement system has pushed the County on the verge of bankruptcy according to the County Treasure Bill Pollecek. Also, County employees are given twice the benefits of the private sector.
Ben Johnson is an Independent candidate (not affiliated with any political party). and required to get 6,200 signatures to be on the ballot this November.
Please Join our Campaign Kickoff Event
Johnson is holding his campaign kickoff this Saturday, June 19th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Smit’s Family Restaurant, 140 East Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA. Please RSVP email@example.com
RSVPs and contributions may be sent to Ben Johnson Independent for Assembly, FPPC# 1324190.
PO Box 811, Pittsburg, CA 94565
For More Information: (925) 252-0456 or ElectBenJohnson@yahoo.com or website: electbenjohnson.com
Ben Johnson is a member of the Pittsburg City Council and has served as Mayor. The City Council rotates of the office of Mayor among the five members of the City Council.
Susan Bonilla is a member of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.