I'm pleased to announce here on Patch.com that I will be a candidate for the California Assembly in 2014. Here's the official news release making the announcement today:
For Immediate Release
January 31, 2013
Republican Susan Shelley announces run for Assembly
Former Congressional candidate Susan Shelley will run for a California Assembly seat in 2014, Shelley announced today.
The Woodland Hills author and taxpayers' rights advocate will seek election in District 45 in the West San Fernando Valley, where incumbent Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield is termed out.
Shelley, a fiscally-conservative Republican with moderate views on social issues, ran for Congress in the June 2012 primary against incumbent Democrats Howard Berman and Brad Sherman. She was endorsed by the Los Angeles Daily News, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the Republican Liberty Caucus of California, and the California Republican League.
Shelley said she has begun raising funds for the race.
Blumenfield is currently running for the Los Angeles City Council. If he is successful, a special election would be held for his Assembly seat later this year. Shelley said she will run in the special election, if there is one.
Shelley is the author of "The 37th Amendment," a novel; "How the First Amendment Came to Protect Topless Dancing," a modern history of the Bill of Rights; and "Uncle Sam's Nickel: The Five Percent Flat Tax that will Restore Freedom and Prosperity," a proposal for a constitutional amendment to change the federal income tax.
Last fall she represented the No on 30 campaign in debates at Los Angeles Mission College and at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills, where her debate opponent was Bob Blumenfield.
"California can be the Golden State again," Shelley said, "if we stop treating businesses like criminals and taxpayers like organ donors."
For more information:
Susan Shelley for Assembly
P.O. Box 6823 | Woodland Hills, CA | 91365