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May 20, 2014

GERLACH DECLARES SKIRMISH VICTORY OVER MCCLINTOCK MAILERS

TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT DISPLAYS STRENGTH OF OUR CAMPAIGN

Lincoln, Calif., (May 20, 2014) On May 15 2014 The Gerlach campaign for California’s 4th Congressional District became the focus of local press and both political parties due to the subject matter of mailers sent to district’s 4 registered voters by the McClintock’s campaign earlier in the week.

The first mailer, sent to district Republicans, highlights the Republican challenger Moore and his lack of voting record. In his defense his campaign compares him to legendary military leaders, George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall, as if that young man were their equals.

The second mailer, sent to district Democrats and Decline To State registered voters that portray Gerlach as the lone alternative and describe him as a “liberal” who supports universal health care, gay marriage and amnesty for illegal immigrants.

For the record our campaign demands to make clear that the candidate Gerlach is more of a rationalist than a liberal. “We endeavored to make this a campaign about ideas and not money and have succeeded” said Gerlach “The problems are easy to see. However, solutions take more words than a sound bite.”

As proof Gerlach points to the incumbents’ statement that his campaign has defensible positions and that McClintock’s “coming after him”. Democratic leader and previous challenger Jack Uppal’s quote in the Sacramento Bee May 15 “I think Democrats have a very good alternative in Art Moore.” A Republican financed by out of state money.

Our campaign can now claim our first widely distributed campaign success. From the start we stated that we would bring the two parties together. Now with member of both parties creating a “tempest in a teapot” and attacking our campaign, it proves we must be doing something right.

May 17, 2014

GERLACH’S CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS WISHES CAMPAIGN MANAGER GODSPEED ON RECOVERY FROM CANCER

THANK’S TO DOCTORS AT MATHER FIELD VA HOSPITAL THAT LIKELY SAVED HIS LIFE

Lincoln, Calif.,- (May 17, 2014) On May 16 2014 our Campaign Manager, Captain Leland William Hardesty ret. “Captain Bill”, while at Mather Field Veterans Hospital in Rancho Cordova, CA for a scheduled procedure, was found to have cancer.

During pre-surgery imaging for that operation doctors found a cancerous tumor on the bladder lining. The procedure was immediately upgraded to a resection of the bladder tumor.

The doctors declared the surgery a success and considered the event a lucky break to find the tumor at such an early stage. Having been left untreated it would have been a significant risk to Captain Bill’s health and wellbeing.

All of us on the campaign, along with the family and loved ones of Captain Bill, want to express our extreme gratitude to the doctors and medical professionals at the Veterans Administration for their excellent care that most likely saved his life. We cannot thank you enough!

Captain Bill, a Disabled American Veteran of the Viet Nam era, is home today with family and is resting expecting to make a full recovery. We wish Captain Bill Godspeed for a smooth and complete recovery.

March 17, 2014

GERLACH ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CONGRESSMAN OF CALIFORNIA’S 4TH DISTRICT

AIMS TO WIN WITHOUT CORPORATE FUNDING

Lincoln, Calif.,- (March 17, 2014) Local Jeffrey Gerlach of Lincoln, California announced that he would be running for California’s 4th District Congressional seat after receiving confirmation today of meeting all requirements. After taking the oath to be on the ballot, Gerlach is taking to the campaign trail in an unprecedented manner.  Shifting the paradigm of running for office, Gerlach aims to win the primary with no donations; solely through the work of volunteers.

An independent, Gerlach asserts that out of his two competitors, Republican incumbent Tom McClintock and Republican challenger Art Moore, he alone will be free to vote his conscience to serve the people instead of the two party plutocracy. Gerlach asks for volunteers to support him, “We need social media volunteers to counter the excessive media buys that the Republican Party, and their operatives, will be financing to keep hold of the District. Join us and help make history!”

Gerlach asserts that party politics in Washington no longer serve the needs and wants of the 4th District constituents but now residents have the chance to make the change to avoid party politics and the corrupt system of election campaign financing. In the new open primary system in California Gerlach will be on the ballot with a “No Party Preference” designation that dates back to 1993 in County Records.

The incumbent opponent, Tom McClintock has been in office since 2009 and Gerlach believes change is long overdue. Recently being quoted as saying “If there is not a gun, it’s not a crime” in reference to financial crimes by big banks, McClintock is losing touch with his constituents. As McClintock avoids the conversation of corporate money funding Washington politics, this is the primary issue Gerlach wants to bring to Washington’s attention.

Gerlach asks volunteers to help bring this and other pressing issues to the forefront by following and retweeting on Twitter, spreading the word on Facebook and other social media and volunteering at events. More information can be obtained by messaging through Gerlach’s official website: www.jeffreygerlachforcongress.org.

Jeffrey Gerlach is a single father and home owner in California’s 4th District who makes a living as an information technology analyst, helping companies with datacenters manage their presence on in the information superhighway since 1994.

California’s 4th District includes the Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties and includes portions of Fresno, Madera, Nevada and Placer Counties.

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