Richard Rider

Richard Rider
San Diego, California, USA
August 24
San Diego Tax Fighters
Biography of Richard Rider (Updated July, 2011) San Diego, CA 92131 E-mail: * 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

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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!



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!




Mayor Carl DeMaio

City Council

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

District 39 — George Plescia

District 77 — Dustin Steiner

District B Scott Hasson

District A Mark Powell

Mayor Jerry Kern

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