Richard Rider

Richard Rider
Location
San Diego, California, USA
Birthday
August 24
Title
Chairman
Company
San Diego Tax Fighters
Bio
Biography of Richard Rider (Updated July, 2011) San Diego, CA 92131 E-mail: RRider@san.rr.com * AGE: 66 * EDUCATION: B.A. Economics, University of North Carolina, 1968 * MILITARY SERVICE: Commander, Supply Corps, U. S. Naval Reserve, retired after 26 years (four years active, the rest in the reserve). ** OCCUPATION: Retired stockbroker and financial planner. Lifetime member of the International Association of Financial Planners. Former business owner. * AFFILIATION: • Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters • National Taxpayers Union • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association • San Diego County Taxpayers Association * POLITICAL ACTIVITIES: • Successfully sued the county of San Diego (Rider vs. County of San Diego) to force a rollback of an illegal 1/2-cent jails sales tax, a precedent that saved California taxpayers over fourteen billion dollars, including $3.5 billion for San Diego taxpayers. • Actively supported a variety of tax-cutting ballot initiatives including Proposition 13. Has written ballot arguments against numerous county and state tax increase initiatives. • County co-chair of both California term limit initiatives (Prop 140 and Prop 164). • Libertarian Party candidate for governor in 1994. • Candidate for the 3rd District County Supervisor in 1992 (third place among six candidates with about 20% of the vote). • 1993 – appointed to (and then elected chair of) the San Diego County Social Services Advisory Board. • 1996 – appointed as a Commissioner on the California Constitution Revision Commission by state Assembly Speaker Kurt Pringle. • Has been involved in legal actions against City of San Diego to force a public vote on issuing bonds for Qualcomm stadium expansion, convention center, baseball ballpark and other projects. • 2005 – Unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of San Diego, though his reform ideas have since taken hold. • 2007 – Columnist for NORTH COUNTY TIMES and SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT • 2009 - The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association's "California Tax Fighter of the Year" * FAMILY: Married. Wife, Diane, is a retired public high school teacher. Two sons, ages 32 and 27.

MAY 24, 2012 3:41PM

San Diego Tax Fighters June 2012 Ballot Recommedations

Rate: 1 Flag

June 2012 Ballot Voter Recommendations

Contact: Richard Rider, Chairman
Phone: 858-530-3027
Revised 20 May, 2012

LOCAL PROPOSITIONS (with “!” for extra importance or emphasis)

Proposition A – City of San Diego Fair & Open Competition Ordinance. Amends Municipal Code: YES!!

Proposition B – City of San Diego Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative. Amends City Charter: YES!!!

Proposition C – City of Chula Vista Charter Amendment. Limit Authority, Compensation and Establish Term Limits for Elected City Attorney. Establish Office of Legislative Counsel: NO

Proposition D – City of El Cajon Charter Adoption. Change from General Law to Charter City: YES!

Proposition E – City of Oceanside phase out of mobile home park rent control. YES!

Proposition F – City of Oceanside Charter Amendment. Numbered Council Seats: YES!

Proposition G – Mt. Empire Unified School District $30.8 million School Bond Measure: NO

Proposition H – Alpine Union School District $12 million School Bond Measure: NO!

 

STATE PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 28 – Limits on Legislator’s Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.: NO POSITION

Proposition 29 – Imposes Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research. Initiative Statute.: NO!

 

CANDIDATES

SAN DIEGO

Mayor Carl DeMaio

City Council

  • District 1 Ray Ellis
  • District 7 Scott Sherman
  • District 5 Mark Kersey

STATE SENATE
District 39 — George Plescia

STATE ASSEMBLY
District 77 — Dustin Steiner

SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
District B Scott Hasson

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
District A Mark Powell

OCEANSIDE
Mayor Jerry Kern

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