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From page A3 | October 24, 2012 | 28 Comments

Richard Boylan Monday announced he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Mother Lode Union School District board of trustees.

Boylan, who has a doctorate in psychology, listed himself as an “educator” on the ballot. He is one of five people on the ballot for the full term. Four candidates are seeking election for a short term. For both the long and short terms voters are asked to select two.

Boylan’s name has already been printed on the ballots. His Oct. 22 notification of withdrawal to El Dorado County Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz and a separate press release to the Mountain Democrat leaves four active candidates for the Mother Lode USD full term.

The remaining candidates are business owner Henry Sandigo, appointed incumbent Gene R.Bist Sr., nursing home administrator Terri Ballesteros and former principal and current instructional accountability consultant John M. “Pat” Nordquist.

Boylan said he is withdrawing “for personal reasons” and “expressed his appreciation for all those who supported and assisted his campaign.”

Michael Raffety

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Discussion | 28 comments

  • Ken SteersOctober 22, 2012 - 6:11 pm

    Who does the Democrat Party of Eldorado County endorse now?

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 22, 2012 - 7:28 pm

    Grab some pine, meat!!!

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 22, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    SF Giants - NLCS Champions!!!! - See y'all Wednesday at World Series game one!!!

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  • P. Stephen RabitzOctober 23, 2012 - 9:31 am

    Thank you Phillip Veerkamp for keeping a light shinning on this issue. Well done. I am wearing black & orange today.

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 23, 2012 - 11:34 am

    LINK - "I am wearing black & orange today" - GO GIANTS!

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  • Ken SteersOctober 24, 2012 - 11:25 am

    I will never wear orange and black. I'm a proud A's fan. As well as a Duck. Beavers are orange and black.

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  • Dink LaneOctober 24, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Why am I not surprised by the empty comments posted here?.... A human being made a difficult decision to step-down, and these fools interjected their empty thoughts to the discussion. I don't care if they are Republican OR Democrat, their statements are a reflection of the foolish focus on SELF-SATISFACTION.... that's as far as one can get from a TRUE Christian Nation. This is why our country is in trouble...Not Republicans OR Democrats... We are in trouble with total focus on Narcissism.

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 24, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    Ken, you may be familiar with orange and black beavers but not me. I condend that most are pink.

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 24, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    sorry - contend

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  • Chuck WolfeOctober 24, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Dink, I thank you for your heart felt comment. It seems that Ken and Phillip are a couple of quipsters who use this space as a stage to slam others and laugh about their own childish wisecracks, like the thinly veiled one above by Phillip alluding to vaginas. On another day they claimed that I am a gay rights activist because they found someone with my name who is. By this act they exemplify the misbelief that googling equals research.

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  • Ken SteersOctober 25, 2012 - 7:01 am

    First talking to someone who doesn't use his/her/it's real name is very frustrating. Second all one has to do is read and find out that even Boylan doesn't believe he's a "human being". Star child? Star seed? A cross dressing combination? I'm not sure. But "Dink" when you and Boylan dropped out of the sky from your space ship the Democrat Central Committee, and started endorsing each other for school board, that sent a red flag up for me right there. And space alien Dink, I call you a liar. Not only do you care if your politicians are Democrat and not Republican. You don't even care if they are human. Just as long as they are democrat.

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  • Ken SteersOctober 25, 2012 - 7:04 am

    Phil my motto has always been. Save a tree, eat a beaver. Go DUCKS!

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  • Chuck WolfeOctober 25, 2012 - 8:10 am

    How dare you call others liars Mr. Steers. Last week you wrote on this site that I am a gay activist. You did it to hurt my candidacy even though you know nothing about me. Go to electchuckwolfemlusd.com or to the Mother Lode Union School District website and look at my bio, if you want to know the truth. It is very apparent that truth is not what you are about Mr. Steers. Also your sexual innuendos about women here-in are juvenile and insulting.

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  • Dink LaneOctober 25, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    Ken Steers -- You have shown how little you have to say on actual facts. You use your words like a knife -- slice and run. Every vile post continues to show your lack of facts.

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 26, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Ken Steers - You owe Chuck Wolfe an apology. With deep sadness I confess that I had forgotten that Chuck is a friend. I only knew him as Chuck. He helped save my life. I’ll vouch for his character, Ken. You were careless.

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  • M. VosterOctober 26, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    If Ken Steers is intentionally misrepresenting candidates for office then our only reasonable response is to ignore his input concerning ANY candidate, whether pro or con.

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  • Anton NemethOctober 27, 2012 - 10:28 am

    I'm embarrassed, dismayed, and concerned that chronological adults who are "conversing" about the factors involved in choosing someone as potentially influential as a member of the school board resort to juvenile, purile, junior high-school maunderings that betray the general dumbed-down and ignorant state of the electorate of these days. Even though PV apologized for his insulting treatment of candidate Wolf, the tone of the rant he was involved in shows a lack of personal integrity among and within those participants, just on the grounds of the crass, cavalier, and unthinking manner in which they charged on Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Boylan. They displayed emotionalism, prejudice, and ignorance with their comments,those hardly being the tools of the trade of a competent, informed, critically thinking CITIZEN. This mode, though, is unfortunately and tragically reflective of great segments of the population now, which is being whipped into dangerous ideological conformity by the use of buzz words, slogans, an all the unthinking propaganda techniques worthy of dictatorship and fascism. It was Adolf Hitler who said "It is great luck for leaders that men don't think!" The idle and damaging gossip that has been leveled at Mssrs. Wolfe and Boylan is exactly conforming to the mentality that allows such buffoons as Romney and Ryan to even approach the stage of the voting public, given the transparency of their conformity to policies designed to suck even more money from the already financially and educationally beleaguered American Public. And that's from someone who is no friend of Obama, either. But as Chris Rock said, "If you vote against Obama because he can't get stuff done, it's kind of like saying 'This guy can't cure cancer, so I'm going to vote for cancer.'" by leveling such destructive kid-crap at the two candidates, that's kind of what you guys are doing. If you've got something useful to say, or have such gret positions yourselves, prove it by stepping up with some cogent thinking, decisive actions and being there yourself, instead of proving your incompetence by motor mouthing without your brain in gear. You've got far more going for yu than you seem to be letting on. Let's see some of that, OK? Thanks.

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  • DB SmithOctober 27, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Talk about somebody "motor mouthing" and you're "no friend of Obama". You're Adolf Hitler and Chris Rock quotes were cute. In your rant, you are whining and doing everything that you are accusing others of doing. Are you shucking and jiving Mr. Nemeth? Here's an old fashion quote for you... "Stupid is what stupid does.

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  • M. VosterOctober 27, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Anton: You're not alone in your concern about dangerous ideological conformity propagated by the use of buzz words, slogans, and unthinking propaganda techniques. This pretty much has become the norm. Having been conditioned and become intellectually blind we espouse hollow partisan "positions" as though cheering for football - or whatever - teams.

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  • DB SmithOctober 27, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    Mr. Voster, hallow partisan "positions"? You must be referring to Mr. Nemeth's remark of Romney and Ryan being buffoons. All parties are guilty of doing that at some time sir. Let's all try to have a nice day.

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  • M. VosterOctober 27, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    DB: Good point. Substitute "mean-spirited personal attacks". That "everyone does it" does not make it more acceptable or productive.

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  • DB SmithOctober 27, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    Mr. Voster, I agree with your substitute. I am guilty of doing that type of thing myself. Over the last 4+ years I've seen it growing in the media, the community and myself. We watched the media attacks on Sara Palin and her personal life. We were constantly being told (over and over) by the media and others that we were racist if we didn't vote for Obama. And they are still using that one. We have a Vice President warning that people would be put back in chains. We have a President that calls his opponent a bull shi**er. This constant type of rhetoric will eventually have a negative effect. I guess I could be an example of that. And yes, it does happen on each side of the aisle. The lack of respect in all areas is diminishing. But I'm of the attitude and believe in the old saying of you've got to "fight fire with fire" and especially "don't dish it out if you can't take it". I hear what you're saying Mr. Voster, so personally, I'm going to try my hardest to be a better citizen and be more respectful of others. Have a great day.

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 27, 2012 - 10:53 pm

    Anton Nemeth writes, “Even though PV apologized for his insulting treatment of candidate Wolf, the tone of the rant he was involved in . . . crass, cavalier, and unthinking manner in which they charged on Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Boylan.” - - - - Mr. Nemeth, please take the time to carefully review this thread - Democratic Party’s endorsement of Dr. Richard Boylan - - - Mr. Nemeth, a careful reading of that thread will reveal that I made zero reference to Mr. Wolfe. As far as Mr. Boylan, I was the first to comment on his endorsement by EDC Democrat Party. The worst that might be said of my initial “commentary” could possibly go something like this, “Phil, it is impolite to laugh at other people’s mistakes”. Following my initial huge belly laugh over what appeared to be a careless mistake on the part of the EDC Democrat Party I posted excerpts Mr. Boylan’s own material along with a hourly/daily/weekly count of the continuing endorsement by the EDC Democrat Party. I posted Boylan’s own words. I did not editorialize. I did not judge his character. I said NOTHING about Chuck Wolfe. If I am to be faulted it is for forgetting a friend who helped me 26 years ago who I only knew as “Chuck” and not immediately encouraging Mr. Steers to apologize for his carelessness. You, Mr. Nemeth, are guilty of precisely that which you accuse “PV”. . . of, ” crass, cavalier, and unthinking manner”.

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 27, 2012 - 11:46 pm

    Anton Nemeth, in Mr. Boylan's own words . . . LINK ". . . And it was a pleasure to teach young Star Kid Michael, 8 how to use the sensitive center of the upright palm of his outstretched hand as a kind of "radar" to detect the energy presence of various Star Visitors. He was successful and noted several Star Visitors sheltered under a large leafy tree with branches almost to the ground. . . " Mr. Nemeth, my definition of child abuse includes the brain washing of an eight year old boy into believing that he is alien progeny. But then, you may believe this is protected behavior within freedom of religion.

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  • Chuck WolfeOctober 28, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Men, Men, Men. I apologize if I am overstepping in my assumption that most or all of those posting here are men. If it is true, I think it is worth reflecting upon, why that is? There are a lot of red herring bleeding in the waters here-in. Thank you to the sentiments of those attempting to defend me and thank you to Phil Veercamp for his heart felt apology. It is notable to me what it says about a person’s character to humble one self publicly and admit a mistake. I respect Phil for that. Is anyone interested in talking about the issues that Mother Lode School Board members will be facing these next few years? That is a discussion I would be party to. This board will be facing declining revenues, declining enrollments and deteriorating infrastructure. With these issues will come considerations of increasing classroom sizes, teacher layoffs, consolidation of resources, possible de-funding of busses and art, music and athletics. Presently there are discussions about the consideration of merging with the Placerville Union School District. As I review the District Consolidation Study I have concerns. My greatest focus is on continuing the quality educational services presently presented in MLUSD. I think that constituents would take interest in how the arithmetic will work when MLUSD which is maintaining balance by dipping into it’s reserves merges with PUSD also dipping into reserves, but which has over five million dollars in outstanding General Obligation Bonds indebtedness. If this merger continues I would think that constituents have an opinion on who will, and how will, that bond be shared among the taxpayers of the two districts. I also have concerns about how, through the Missouri Flat Area Financing Plan, the County has taken funding from the schools, police and fire department and shifted it to payment of debt service on the bonds to cover road improvements on the freeway and along Missouri Flat Corridor. This shifting of funding into this special tax to repay this indebtedness will continue to take money from the schools until the year 2042. I have thoughts on these issues but I would be more interested in hearing the thoughts of the MLUSD constituents on these issues. If I am elected to represent these constituents then I want to know what they think. Please share your thoughts about these issues here or at electchuckwolfemlusd.com. Thanks

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  • Richard Boylan, Star Kids Project President, Declines California School Board Seat After Victory | Screw CableNovember 12, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    [...] an endorsed candidate of the El Dorado County Democratic Party, had suspended his campaign in late October for “personal reasons,” and told The Huffington Post that these same [...]

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  • Richard Boylan, Star Kids Project President, Declines California School Board Seat After Victory « Go to News!November 12, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    [...] an endorsed candidate of the El Dorado County Democratic Party, had suspended his campaign in late October for “personal reasons,” and told The Huffington Post that these same [...]

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  • Richard Boylan, Star Kids Project President, Declines California School Board Seat After Victory | ABC UpdaterNovember 12, 2012 - 1:33 pm

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