Archive Monthly Archives: July 2017

GOP Central Committees Call on Mayes to Resign Leadership Position (GROWING LIST)

The list of state GOP leaders and organizations calling for the resignation of California GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes (Yucca Valley) following his vote to raise gas taxes more than 60 cents per gallon and our exposing his affair is growing.

Several county central committees are now getting on board. Here is the list with links to the letters:

  • Orange County Central Committee
  • San Diego C​ounty Central Committee
  • Fresno County Central Committee
  • Merced County Central Committee
  • Madera County Central Committee
  • San Luis Obispo County Central Committee
  • Mariposa County Central Committee
  • Tulare County Central Commitee

Notably absent from this list are  the Riverside and San Bernardino central committees.

The Riverside County Central Committee voted to summon Assemblyman Mayes to the next meeting for an explanation before voting on a resolution calling for his resignation. Apparently, several members of the body were unaware of this new thing called the internet where one can listen and hear the reasons Mayes gave for his vote.

The San Bernardino County Central Committee, chaired by Jan Leja, has been silent thus far. Reports suggest that they have cancelled the meeting to protect Mayes and Marc Steinorth (Rancho Cucamonga) from being confronted for their votes.

It should be noted that Leja used to be Mayes' alternate on the committee before becoming the chair.

Other individuals calling for the removal of Mayes include:

  • Melissa Melendez (Lake Elsinore)
  • Travis Allen (Huntington Beach)
  • ​Harmeet Dhillon, member of the Republican National Committee

American Children First endorsed Melendez to replace Mayes before she even came out against the leader and resigned her assistant leadership position. We are very proud to support her and proud of the courage she has demonstrated by being the first member of her caucus to confront her leader.

Additionally, Allen stated his support for the removal of Mayes following my asking of the question at the Riverside County Central Committee. His response was immediate, without reservation or qualification. And we are grateful for that.​

Kristin Olsen Abandoned Kids to Pursue Love Affair with Chad Mayes

For better or worse, our attention during the Mayes-Olsen affair saga has been primarily focused on GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes.

It is time to now pivot and start focusing some energy on Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen. Olsen is also currently the Vice-Chair of the California Republican Party and is supposedly Chairman Jim Brulte's handpicked replacement to succeed him one he steps down from leadership.

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ACF Sends Letter to AG Jeff Sessions Requesting Investigation into GOP Leader Chad Mayes Affair

This week we broke the news story about how California GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes was having an affair with former GOP Assembly Leader Kristin Olsen. We came into possession of a letter sent by Olsen's estranged husband to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's office requesting an investigation to see if state funds or resources were used by the paramours to carry out their trysts.

We have been asking several questions about this affair. But most importantly, was there a quid pro quo arrangement of any kind between Speaker Rendon's office and either Chad Mayes or Kristin Olsen.

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Dam Breaking on Chad Mayes; Contacted by Sac Bee Reporter and Updates

Yesterday was a disaster for Assemblyman Chad Mayes.

First, we exposed his affair with former GOP Assembly Leader Kristin Olsen. Then he betrayed his party and constituents by supporting the cap and trade bill. Then he yucked it up on the couch with "Moonbeam" Jerry Brown and anchor baby Kevin de Leon laughing about how they just stuck it to working class Californians.

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Chad Mayes Affair: Turner Calls Offices of Chad Mayes and Speaker Rendon

This morning American Children First sent out a press release calling for the ouster of Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) from his leadership position. This comes on the heels of yesterday's exclusive report by our organization about the affair.

Though there had been many rumors circulating for many, many months, we were the first to confirm that Olsen's husband, Rod, had sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's office requesting an investigation.​

Additionally, I called the offices of Chad Mayes and Rendon seeking comment and status updates on the investigation into this affair, if any.

Here are the audio clips from those calls:​

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