AD72 Candidate Travis Allen spoke to over one million John and Ken Show listeners Thursday last, emphasizing again his message that his opponent is raising taxes in Los Alamitos, CONTRARY to the personal pledge he’s made during his Assembly campaign that he will NOT raise taxes.
Allen’s comments can be downloaded here.
Allen’s opponent, Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar chose not to participate in the event which also featured Fullerton Council Candidates Travis Kiger and Bruce Whitaker, and Assembly Candidate Chris Norby, making 60-second pitches for their campaigns. Two Santa Ana Mayoral candidates and a City Council hopeful also participated in the remote radio program at the Ayres Hotel in Anaheim. The radio duo regularly offer this air time during campaign seasons. This was the first time it was done live and not via telephone. Their KFI (640-AM) show is the leading radio program in the southern California evening rush hour.
In his segment, Allen emphasized his opponent’s record in raising taxes and fees over one dozen times during his terms on the Los Alamitos City Council. He also mentioned Mayor Edgar’s most recent move to deceptively raise the Telephone Utility Tax (TUT) in his city by adding cell phones and potentially cable and satellite television to residents’ local tax burden. Measure DD attempts to fool the city in modifying the TUT by decreasing it one percent (which had applied only to land line telephones since 1991) — but if passed it will apply to “all communications technologies”. The OC Register also editorialized against the passage of Measure DD on October 5th.
Allen reminded the one million radio listeners that he’s signed the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge which Edgar has refused to do.