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Monday, January 11, 2016

Afternoon Briefs on the Imploding Northeast San Fernando Valley Political Machine for Monday

Was the recent withdrawal of CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez Staffer Jim Dantona from the 27th State Senate District Campaign, a telling, fore-shock to last Friday's major Northeast San Fernando Valley-centered Political Earthquake, that was CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuente's decision not to seek re-election in 2017?
The Northeast San Fernando Valley Political Machine (before its implosion).

** Blogger's Note: Great Monday (after Friday's Political Earthquake) to everyone, especially to those in our cyber home base of  CD 7's Sunland-Tujunga, where the political aftershocks of CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuentes surprise "political machine-fracturing" announcement of his intentions NOT to seek a Second Term, are still shaking the political landscape.

The political aftershocks of Councilman Fuentes announcement are taking the forms of community meetings, candidate speculation and running dialog on Social Media, as a Northeast SFV Community (and beyond) attempts to find the exact epicenter that prompted Fuentes decision.

This major Political Earthquake, like those that happen naturally may of been preceded by (or could be) a smaller, but telling foreshock. This could be exampled by the late November decision by CD 6 City Councilwoman Staffer Jim Dantona, to withdrawal from the 27th State Senate District Campaign to replace Senator Fran Pavley.

Dantona's decision to forgo the 27th State Senate Campaign, came after the October, 2015 Report that fellow Staff Members of Councilwoman Martinez staff were subpoenaed to appear before a Federal Grand Jury, investigating undisclosed issues involving staffs from Congressman Tony Cardenas, and those from CD 6 ......., and now CD 7.

In Friday's Times report, it was disclosed that Councilman Fuentes Staffer (and Aunt) Yolanda Fuentes Miranda, was subpoenaed in December, to appear before the Federal Grand Jury. Records show that she was present at the now infamous 2014 39th Assembly District Campaign Ballot Count in Norwalk.
CD 7 Staffer Yolanda Fuentes Miranda (above) and 39th AD Ballot Count Observer Sign In Document.

In discussion with various, discerning Northeast San Fernando Valley political observers, almost everyone finds it hard to believe that CD 7 Councilman Fuentes would walk away from an almost certain, secured Second Term on the City Council, 
While it WAS true that Councilman Fuentes was going to face a challenge for re-election (for very valid reasons), his power of being the incumbent Officeholder (with the NESFV Machine fiscal resources), presented a formidable obstacle to overcome. 
But the reality is for now, that Fuentes Political Ground Shaker is bound to change the CD 7 Landscape ........., and maybe beyond, if it leads to a bigger political shakeup (or Political Machine Implosion).
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14  


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