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Local Woman Announces Run For Congress

Dr. Eva Johnson of Wildomar announces her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Former Murrieta commissioner and nonprofit founder Dr. Eva Johnson, a resident of Wildomar, has announced her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 42nd California District. Following is a news release issued by Johnson, a Republican:

"It is with great pleasure that I announce my candidacy for the California 42nd District House of Representatives. I have lived in the district for the past 14 years. In 2004, I formed Mentoring Today for Tomorrow Inc., an after-school program located in Riverside County for at-risk youth ages 9-18, while pursuing my doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne. My published research addresses issues within the California Foster Care system.

"I am a U.S. Army Veteran. I served the community of Murrieta as Commissioner on the Community Steering Committee, and have also served as a Division 3 Director on the Western Municipal Water District Advisory Board for the City of Murrieta. I am running because I believe in the U.S. Constitution, individual property rights, the free-market, state sovereignty, veteran rights, and limited government. I look forward to serving the people of the 42nd District. Drevajohnsonforcongress2012.com."

The newly redrawn 42nd District includes Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Eastvale, Norco, Corona, a portion of Temecula and eight unincorporated communities.

As of Friday, candidates for the 42nd congressional seat who had pulled papers from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office include incumbent Ken Calvert, R-Corona, Curt Novak, no party preference, of Corona, Thomas V. Iannitti, D-Murrieta, Brian Colla, R-Chino Hills, Michael Williamson, D-Mission Viejo, and Clifford J. Smith, D-Riverside.

Candidates have until March 9 to return their paperwork to the Registrar's Office in order to qualify for the June 5 primary election.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 5:35 p.m. Feb. 22 with the correct news release from Dr. Eva Johnson. The previous news release was sent in error from her campaign committee.

Tom Henry February 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM
She would have been more impressive if there were no grammatical errors, like "address" instead of "addresses." Even the opening statement had an error. Voters look at these little things. Good luck anyhow!
Tom Henry February 21, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Always proof read before you submit for publication...It is with great pleasure "to announce?"
Robert Lougee February 22, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Unimpressed
Miek Fernandez February 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I think its time for new blood, what has Calvert done for us lately? He's been in his seat for as long as I've lived in the valley, since 1987. All he has to do to be re-elected is show up, and doesn't earn his spot anymore. Have you read a news paper lately? Find one story from professionals that don't have gramatical error's, that's the school system we allow to flurish in our communitie's. Sounds like she's been earning her stripe's and I'm willing to listen.
Susan Marsh February 22, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Instead of attacking a style of writing how about we look at the issues. Do you have a problem with the what she believes in and wants to work towards? Do you take issue with her experience? It would be nice to have people choose a candidate based on something important; like where they stand on issues and whether they are willing to represent the people instead of big money. What is it you are looking for in a candidate?
TheOtherGuy February 22, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Granted, errors in grammar and spelling should not be sufficient grounds for rejecting a candidate, but keep in mind that when the same sort of errors show up on a cover letter or in a resume, the job candidate is usually rejected immediately. It points to a lack of care and thoroughness. To excuse it by saying we have lousey schools is to say, "This is the best we can expect!" Well, we need to expect the best from our elected officials. However, having said all of that, I think Mr. Fernandez and Ms. Marsh are correct: Let's hear what she stands for and what she hopes to do for our district.
SPB February 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM
so what parts of Temecula does she represent?
Campaign to elect Eva Johnson to Congress 2012 February 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM
The wrong press release from the academic reader was submitted in error.
Robert Manning February 23, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Just what we need, another Tea Party nut-job running for congress.
Gary Moore February 23, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Well, Mr. Manning. We can keep re-electing the same old nut jobs that have created this political morass, we find ourselves in. You go Eva, we need new ideas.
Diana Serafin May 05, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Eva's platform is copyrighted. She did not even write her own platform. Names of authors misppelled and no links as required by law, so you cannot find who really wrote it. How does she expect two write a bill if she cannot even write her own platform? I am supporting new blood too - Clayton Thibodeau, who wrote a book on the Constitution.
Robin Nielson May 21, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Diana-You are correct that Eva Johnson's platform from the home page of her website is copyrighted. That means you may not steal it from her. Maybe you are writing of another page on her website where she offers notes to back up her platform and properly cites every article. Dr. Eva Johnson is very knowledgeable about properly citing articles as she wrote a book, as well. It was for her doctorial dissertation entitled California Foster Care: Recruitment, Training, and Retention of Foster Care Homes. Also, the next time you accuse someone of misspelling words, you should make sure you spell “misppelled” correctly. You spelled “two” incorrectly, as well.

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