Ricky Gill, a 25-year-old college student who is intent on his VERY first job being in Congress, has time and again exaggerated his limited work experience in an effort to fool the voters he seeks to represent.
In truth, local newspapers have reported that he's never held a full-time job, is looking for work, and has lied about the extent of his experiences as an unpaid student intern.
He claims to have worked as a consultant for a year at a Bay Area charter school. Truth? He was an unpaid intern.
He claims to have evaluated draft prospects for the Sacramento Kings. Truth? He was an unpaid intern.
He claims to have been a member of the State Board of Education. Truth? He was a student, honorary appointee... a spot he earned after his daddy donated thousands to then-Governor Schwarzenegger.
I get it. Ambition is a wonderful thing. I just don't want to be represented by a kid who's never worked a day in his life, is living at home with his parents, and has no idea about the struggles real people without millions at their disposal are facing.
Even though Jerry won't be representing Pleasanton any longer - a true loss - I am proudly supporting his re-election.