Three retired California state senators gathered for Rico Oller, candidate for Assemblyman in the 5th District at a barbecue fundraiser at High Hills Ranch in Camino on Aug. 25. Former state senators John Briggs, H.L. Richardson and Don Rogers joined over 100 attendees, including a fourth former state senator, Oller.
Briggs, Rogers and Richardson endorsed Oller for his proven commitment to conservative principles of good government.
“We can depend on Rico not to change when he’s in office,” said Richardson, founder of Gun Owners of California.
Oller has a record in the California Assembly and Senate of defending taxpayers from wasteful spending, confiscatory taxation, and oppressive regulations, like his legendary supporters, he said.
Oller spoke to the group about the need for state budget reform with a focus on the necessary government services including education and public safety.
Oller opposes tax increases in Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 and Molly Munger’s Proposition 38.
Many other El Dorado County political figures attended who support Oller, including Sheriff John D’Agostini, Supervisors Ron Briggs and Ray Nutting, supervisor candidates Brian Veerkamp and Richard Barb, and future supervisor candidate Dave Souza.
The 5th District represents the foothills including Auburn and Newcastle in Placer County, El Dorado County, except for Camron Park and El Dorado Hills, and the counties of Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, Mono, Mariposa and Madera.