Camarillo Solar Power Company Becomes Another Anecdote For Why CA is a Job-Killer

Power-One Solar Inverter

A local solar power company, Power-One, announced this week that it is expanding operations in Arizona, not California, making the Camarillo tech company another anecdote for why California is a job-killer state.  Prognosticators said after AB32 passed green and clean energy companies – like solar energy technology corporations – would flock to California.  Here’s what Power-One CEO Richard Thompson had to say about that … “Arizona is where the solar corridor is in this country, and it is really attracting industry,”

California will be the last, not the first state to emerge from the recession if we don’t roll back regulations, lower taxes and prevent frivolous litigation.  Start by voting for Proposition 23 and suspend AB 32.  It’s time to level the playing field with other states like Arizona, show that California can compete, and start creating jobs here, not in Phoenix.  Power-one is making a prudent business decision.  This news is not the company’s fault, it’s Sacramento’s fault.

“Phoenix wants to be known as the Silicon Valley of solar,” he said. “The state made it very attractive for us to be there.” – Power One CEO Richard Thompson.
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Published in: on October 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

CA Assembly Republican Leader Pushes Hard for Candidate Jeff Gorell

California Assembly Republican Leader Martin Garrick (AD-74 Carlsbad) has broadcast his strong support for Jeff Gorell, candidate for State Assembly in the 37th District.  Garrick composed a letter calling upon Republicans to unite behind Gorell and support his primary campaign with a donation.  Jeff Gorell is a small business owner and Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Click here to read the letter of support for Jeff Gorell:

Click on the image of this letter to read it in entirety!

Published in: on May 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Jeff Gorell Assembly Campaign Launches 60-second Commercial entitled “Tested”

The Committee to Elect Jeff Gorell 2010 (37th Assembly District) has launched a 60-second commercial entitled “Tested.”  It’s a standard text-over-images campaign spot with no voiceover.

Published in: on May 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm  Comments (1)  

California Republican Assembly “Conscience of the Republican Party” Endorses Jeff Gorell for Assembly

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This week, the California Republican Assembly, a group once called “the conscience of the Republican Party” by President Ronald Reagan, endorsed Jeff Gorell for State Assembly in the 37th District this week.  Jeff Gorell of Camarillo is a small business owner, adjunct professor of public policy at California Lutheran University, and a U.S. Naval Reserve intelligence officer.

“California Republican Assembly endorsed Jeff Gorell for State Assembly because Jeff has 20 years of service and commitment to conservative Republican candidates and issues,” said Celeste Greig, President of the California Republican Assembly.  “Our grassroots network will work to elect Jeff to this seat and other conservatives in 2010 and take back our state and nation.”

“It’s an honor to have the endorsement of the Republican Assembly,” said Jeff Gorell. “I am dedicated to the principles of smaller government, personal responsibility and reduced taxes and regulations espoused by the CRA.” 

For a full list of CRA endorsed candidates, please click here.

For more about Jeff Gorell’s campaign, click here.

Published in: on April 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm  Leave a Comment  


Crime Victims, Firefighters, Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies All Unite to Support Former Criminal Prosecutor & Disaster Response Volunteer

Thousand Oaks, CA – The Committee to Elect Jeff Gorell for State Assembly 2010 announced today that the local public safety community has united to endorse Jeff’s legislative campaign, including state and local organizations representing crime victims, firefighters, police officers, and sheriff’s deputies.   Jeff Gorell’s campaign for the 37th Assembly District was endorsed this week by the Crime Victims United of California; Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association; Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association; County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association; and California Professional Firefighters.   

 “Jeff Gorell has served on the front lines of public safety as a criminal prosecutor in Ventura County where he supported victims of crime every day,” said Harriet C. Salarno, Chair of Crime Victims United of California. “We believe he has the public policy know-how and leadership skills to come to Sacramento and make a real difference in the fight to keep California safe and protect the rights of victims of crime.  We are proud to endorse Jeff Gorell for Assembly.”   Chris Mahon, President of the Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association said, “Jeff has worked in public safety and knows what it takes to keep our communities safe. In Sacramento he will fight to make sure we have the resources to do the job.”

“I’m deeply honored to have the support of men and women in the service of public safety – local heroes I worked alongside when I served as a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Ventura County,” said Gorell. “I’m also humbled to have the support of Crime Victims’ United, a statewide advocacy organization comprised of victims of crime who have now dedicated themselves to protecting victims’ rights and supporting tough-on-crime legislation.”  

 Jeff Gorell’s Public Safety Endorsements:  

  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association
  • Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Santa Paula Police Officers Association
  • Ventura County Prosecutors Association
  • Crime Victims’ United of California
  • County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association
  • Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten
  • Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks
  • Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper
Jeff Gorell Endorsed by Local Public Safety

Jeff Gorell, candidate for State Assembly, with local police officers

About Jeff Gorell for Assembly 2010: Jeff Gorell has a strong background in public service and public policy, including his work as an advisor to Governor Pete Wilson from 1993 to 1996, and as a statewide business advocate with the powerful California Manufacturers and Technology Association from 1996 to 1999.  He also served Ventura County as deputy district attorney for more than 6 years from 1999 to 2006, working as a trial prosecutor in the major narcotics and violent felony units.  Today, Gorell is a small business owner, practicing attorney, and an adjunct professor of public policy at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.  Gorell, a war veteran, also serves in the United States Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.  He was recently made executive officer of his naval reserve unit and promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander. Jeff is an intelligence officer and XO of a unit assigned to support the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.    Jeff Gorell lives in Camarillo with his wife Laura, daughter Ashley (7) and son Jack (8 months). 
To learn more about Jeff Gorell’s campaign, including his full list of endorsements, background, experience and vision for the future, please visit  # # # #

Published in: on March 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cal Chamber, Local Chambers Endorse Jeff Gorell – Candidate rolls out job creation plan

The Thousand Oaks Acorn newspaper reported this week on the endorsement by the California Chamber of Commerce, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and Oxnard Chamber of Commerce of Jeff Gorell in his bid for the 37th Assembly District in 2010.  A link to the article can be found here –

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Camarillo Acorn Newspaper Profiles Jeff Gorell’s Assembly Chances

Acorn Profile Aug 2009

Published in: on August 1, 2009 at 9:15 am  Leave a Comment  

2010 Legislative Candidate, Jeff Gorell, Supports Part-Time Legislature .. Again

Candidate for State Assembly in the 37th Assembly District, Jeff Gorell, supports a return to part-time legislature in the State of California.  He has campaigned for the change since 2003 when he first ran for public office.  Here’s a link to a 2003 editorial he composed outlining his support for the issue.

For more on Jeff Gorell’s current Assembly campaign, visit

Published in: on July 18, 2009 at 10:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Jeff Gorell’s Assembly Campaign Lauded in Pacific Coast Business Times

Gorell's Assembly campaign lauded in Pac Biz Times this Week

Gorell's Assembly campaign lauded in Pac Biz Times this Week

Published in: on May 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Jeff Gorell, Candidate for State Assembly, Speaks at Ventura County Anti-Tax Rally on April 15, 2009

Published in: on April 16, 2009 at 8:09 am  Leave a Comment