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Torrico brings his campaign for AG here

Original post made on Nov 27, 2009

State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico brought his campaign for California attorney general to Pleasanton the other day, greeting scores of well-heeled supporters who gathered for the $250-a-ticket fundraiser on the colonnade behind Joe Johal's multi-million-dollar home high in the hills in the Grey Eagle estates. Torrico has represented the 20th Assembly District, which includes about a third of Pleasanton east and south of downtown since 2004. Being termed out next year after completing three terms in office, Torrico, who has strong Democratic Party support, chose to seek the attorney general's office after Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown indicated he might run for governor in 2010. At this time, Brown appears to be the only serious contender for the nomination in the June 8 Democratic primary next year and would be likely to back Torrico for his current job.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Nov 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm

It was a very nice evening!

Just to clarify, Angela Ramirez Holmes was an invited guest at the event. The invitation list was actually handled by Angela Gianulias from Sacramento.


Cheryl Cook-Kallio

Posted by Marie, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm

No surprise the hard-core Dem activists like Hosterman and Cook-Calio were there. Having protected the over-paid PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS in his past positions, if he were allowed to become AG, he would be given state access to abuse the policing of public unions' corrupt violations. No surprise our public employees were 'contributing' to the event.
It's sad the Dems couldn't come up with an honorable straight shooter to become California's top cop.

Posted by sam, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Nov 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

Torrico is on his way to becoming another career Sacramento slimball. He ran for Newark City Council and won, fully knowing he wouldn't stick around long enough to actually serve his constituents. I'm a Democrat, and I'm embarrassed by this guy.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

What a story..."rags to riches" to political hack. Term limits ? they just look for another door. Not surprising that the mayor would attend, though.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

He's well-known in the Tri-City area for being on the fast track to a career politician - no substance at all and a carpetbagger. He brings nothing to the table and is in this solely to guarantee himself a job. Just what we need - more of the same in Sacramento.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm

If he is endorsed by Police and Firemen, he already has my vote...VIVA Alberto! He has such a neat family!!!

Posted by anonymous, a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 28, 2009 at 10:46 pm

You people obviously don't know him. He has gotten where he is by hard work and determination.He would certainly have a successful career without politics. he wants to serve. He has courage and is willing to stand up for what is right. Do you even know what he has stood for during his career?

Posted by Pleasantonian, a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Nov 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Yes, he's stood for one government job after another. More of the same. The others here have it right. This is the last thing California needs.

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 29, 2009 at 12:50 am

"greeting scores of well heeled supporters who gathered for a $250-a-ticket fundraiser on the colonnade behind Joe Johal's multi-million-dollar home high in the hills in the Grey Eagle estates"...

Since he supposedly started as one of the "common folks", do you suppose he'll hold any town hall meetings with the common folks that can't afford the $250 a ticket price tag. Would be interesting to see the invitation list for the $250 a pop gathering... On second thought, it would probably be the same ol' political hacks from around here...

Oh well, if elected, I don't think he would represent my portion of Pleasanton. I think my portion of Pleasanton was "gerrymandered" to another Democrat...

Posted by fact checker, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2009 at 6:46 am

It is a state wide office~

Posted by Nothin' but PR, a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Cheryl - you aren't fooling anyone.

This is a much a PR piece for Cook-Kallio and Hosterman as it is for Torrico. And it's no surprise that the Weekly is covering it. All of these people have sold their souls for higher political office and owe their future to big bucks corporate contributors. In Pleasanton, it's known as the Chamber of Commerce.

For those of you with a short memory, Torrico's the guy who slimed Tom Pico when they ran against each other for assembly. Remember, Tom's trips to "Dublin, Ireland" on the taxpayers dime? Turns out it was Dublin, California. Torrico and Cook-Kallio - two peas in a pod.

Stacey - whose payroll are you on?

Posted by einstein, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Nov 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

einstein is a registered user.

Take a look at who has donated to him. We need to elect everyone who is not currently in office and vote out all incumbents.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Nothin' but PR,

Funny that you copied and pasted your post from the other thread to here and didn't edit my name out even though I didn't post on this thread (until now).

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm

"It is a state wide office"...

Thanks for setting me straight, fact checker...

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