Chuck DeVore forms exploratory committee for BOS seat


Chuck DeVore for BOS

Just received from an Orange County colleague:

Chuck DeVore forms exploratory committee
for Orange County’s Third District Board of Supervisors

Mar 09 2011

Today I’m filing the paperwork to form an exploratory committee to run for Orange County’s Third Supervisorial District.

As with any major task, especially an effort in the public arena, it is not something to be considered lightly.

The truth is, California is in deep trouble.  As I saw during my six years in Sacramento, big government grew bill after bill.  And, unfortunately, this problem was often bipartisan, as a liberal Republican governor and lawmakers on both sides of aisle voted to hike taxes, borrow more money, grow government and bestow gold-plated pensions and benefits on many of our government employees – benefits long-since extinct in the private sector.

Some experts estimate that California’s unfunded government employee pension liabilities could be as high as $600 billion.  For context, California’s current deficit stands at about $25 billion.

Many lawmakers talk a good game, but when government union bosses asked for these gold-plated pensions, they caved and voted to give them your money… and your children’s money.

Even in Orange County, a bastion of conservative common sense, our pension system faces a shortfall of some $41 billion.

With some 2 million taxpayers to pay for these benefits it means that every taxpayer in Orange County owes about $20,500 to their government union employees.

This is unsustainable.

We can do something about this.  We must do something about this and other pressing issues regarding basic reform of government and the way it operates.

That’s why I am preparing to run for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Please stay in touch in the weeks ahead as we begin to roll out our campaign.

As always, I greatly appreciate your support.

All the best,

Chuck DeVore

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