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Friday, July 1, 2011

Candidates file at last minute to run in mayoral recall election

It was a suspense filled day at Quartzsite Town Hall. Although several people had pulled packets to run, and three had filed campaign spending limit affidavits, no one had turned in nomination papers with only two hours to go...First,  Jose Lizarraga made it official. Then Republican Precinct Committeeman Michael Roth filed. Then, Desert Freedom Press Publisher Jennifer Jones reportedly made it, with only minutes to spare.

Both Roth and Jones share common ground with current Mayor Ed Foster, and blame Lizarraga for voting in lockstep with the town manager's other puppets on the council, thereby directly causing the current public safety crisis the town is in. According to Jones "He's the fireman that turned his back on the police. If he had done his duty, and voted to put Chief Gilbert on administrative leave when Ed (Foster) called the special meeting, I would have never been injured!"

"I'd like to thank the 'dirty laundry' Lukkasson's for collecting all those signatures and giving me the opportunity to be part of the political debate again", said Roth."The Lukkasson's wanted the taxpayers to fund another election, I think we should give them one they'll never forget!" said Jones.

Apparently, Jones and Foster nominated Roth. Roth nominated Jones. As the incumbent, Foster did not need to file any paperwork.

38 comments:

  1. So let me get this straight. When the Recall election hits, its going to be a 4 person race with Lizarraga vs Roth vs Jones vs Foster.

    If my understanding is wrong, please correct it, because I don't believe recall elections have primaries.

    If my understanding is correct...what are you guys thinking????!!!! You realize that the vast majority of people who would vote for Roth and Jones are Foster supporters? So you are going to split the Pro-Foster vote between three people, while the Anti-Foster vote will all go to Lizarraga. That's basically guaranteeing that Lizarraga will win the election.

    That's like a Presidential General Election with One Democrat and Three Republicans running. The Democrat would be guaranteed to win because the Republican vote would be split between 3 people.

    I really hope I'm wrong, because it looks like you guys just guaranteed that Jose Lizarraga will be the next mayor of Quartzsite. The Town Council has got to be loving this.

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  2. Each candidate signed an affidavit not to spend more than $500 on their campaign. Lizarraga signed a written statement that he was not even going to campaign. If he does, then everyone will know he's untrustworthy and a liar.

    Do you think it's possible that Roth and Jones will use their campaign money to help Foster finish what he started and find out where the money is really going? I think both of them aspire to something other than mayor...after what Gilbert and his thugs did to both Roth and Jones, Jose should be wishing he'd never supported Alex's efforts to keep the criminals in power.

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  3. You people all seem to forget that Jose is Quartzsite, You all are new comers. We stick together

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  4. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

    The "new comers" are Quartzsite now. You can stick together all the way to a prison cell...

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  5. Stick together like stink on shit! I agree Jose IS Quartzsite. This is why you are a f'd up town!

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  6. Actually, the "insanity" quote is correctly attributed to Benjamin Franklin. But it would be insane to put Jose in control...If he really cared about the future of Quartzsite, he would have supported Foster's attempts at investigating corruption, instead of Taft's attempts at covering it up!

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  7. Lizzarraga = QTown = ghost town

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  8. While Jose Lizarraga is a Quartzsite Councilman, Captain with the Quartzsite Fire Department, and resides in Quartzsite, he is NOT Quartzsite! In fact, if you look at his “tenure” as a Quartzsite Councilman, you would think he is against every business, vender, park owner, visitor, and resident of Quartzsite.

    Many would label Mr. Lizarraga as nothing more than a lap dog doing the bidding of Town Manager Alex Taft and outside interest. How else can you explain his actions during the Quartzsite Town meetings and backing the outright unlawful actions of Town Manager Alex Taft? Before you try to debate me on this subject remember that You Tube backs me up with his own words and actions.

    Has Mr. Lizarraga forgotten that this will all come to light and be the biggest stumbling block for him and his supporters to overcome? Just visit the You Tube videos from the last two town meetings of June 14th and June 28th. How can anyone justify electing anyone that turns his back on the QPD officers that were trying to present their “Criminal Complaints” against Chief of Police Jeff Gilbert? He has even refused to back the OPM (Operation Procedural Manual) for the Town of Quartzsite that “DEMANDS” ANY employee much less the Chief of Police to be placed immediately upon “Administrative Leave” upon finding out that ANY “Criminal Complaint” has been filed until the outcome of an “Outside Agencies” criminal investigations!

    The Town of Quartzsite is about to enter into a battle that they can’t win in the Civil Courts of Arizona and armed with the videos from the Town Meeting of June 14th and June 28th the Federal Civil/Criminal Court actions for Civil Rights Violations can’t be far behind. It will not end there. Yes, the Town of Quartzsite will be forced to file for Bankruptcy forcing the burden of the unpaid judgments upon the property owners.

    Are you sure that this is the man you want to hold the gavel as Chief Executive for the people of Quartzsite? One that has supported the blocking of investigations into questionable town spending, misuse of HURF funds, the signing of paycheck without the whom or what for, while refusing to listen to the very public he is representing? A man that refused to follow the Town of Quartzsite’s OPM and place Chief Gilbert upon Administrative Leave while lawfully filled criminal complaints are properly investigation by an outside agency.

    From my view I can only see where Jose Lizarraga has been for cover-ups, obstructions of investigations, protecting the unlawful actions of Chief of Police Jeff Gilbert and the miss-management by Town Manager Alex Taft and open violations of the Civil Rights of the residents and property owners of Quartzsite, and you say, “Jose is Quartzsite?”

    As the news caster said, “Film at 11”!

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  9. Quartzsite = punchbowl

    Jose' Lizarraga = turd

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  10. Folks don't forget this is a short term and who ever is in, still has a 5-1 vote at this time. nothing will really change until new council people are elected.if only 1 other person is brought into council to fill Jose's spot it would still be 4-2.

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  11. way over your headJuly 3, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    http://illuminatimatrix.wordpress.com/

    governments carry out their rituals in TEMPLES, the high officials are called MINISTERS, and invoke GOD to BLESS the population in the very same manner that any religious body would do.

    Beware the Luciferian blueprint...

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  12. Quartszite = welfare money! wake up dumb asses!

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  13. All the welfare queens are on town council!

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  14. AR,
    Jose does not have to campaign as Alex Taft and crew are going to turn in all those illegal voters for him, like Barbara Bowman, to throw the election his way

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  15. Why do the degenerates show up when they know that their side has lost? Name calling never won a debate!

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  16. I don't see how anyone with an arrest record can hold office that is just flat wrong. Not a good example for the future generations. I think your all reading Jose wrong, he isn't trying to cover up anything I think he just wants the investigation to be complete and over with. You can't discuss an ongoing investigation in open meetings. Yes Jeff should be put placed on admin leave which would leave Frausto in charge of the QPD which means he will still run things as Jeff tells him to only behind the wall. It shall be interesting to see just what goes donw should Jose win. I do believe he is the only one with out an arrest record. Ok....wait for it...wait...wait....waiting.....yep lets hear it...go ahead Roth

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  17. Yes, in Quartzsite, we clearly have an illegal "reverse onus" to go with our illegal quorums, illegal ordinances, illegal assaults by town employees...It's not about an "arrest record" dim bulb, it's about actually committing and being convicted of a crime! Of course Jose helped to cover it up, because even though you may not be able to discuss the details of an ongoing investigation, you can certainly discuss the fact that you were required by the town manual to place the chief on leave while a criminal investigation was properly done (as only a law enforcement agency can do). Hiring a private investigator to buy time while Jeff and Alex delete evidence is obstruction of justice. As for Frausto, what makes you think he's not being investigated too? Why do believe the outside law enforcement (DPS) investigating agency would not appoint an interim chief? Oh, wait, it's because you must think it's just fine and dandy to circumvent protocol and hire a private firm at taxpayer expense.

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  18. Anonypuss,
    So anyone who gets arrested shouldn't hold office? Where are you from, Russia? By the way, ALL of my arrests were illegal and I will prevail in a court of law! (Not the court of Jeff Gilbert, the lying, treasonous, power abusing scumbag.) Who's going to have your back when they arrest you? Joe Winslow???

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  19. While the townspeople sleep, Jose is all about getting the citizens money. This is nothing short of a mafia cabal extorting money from the neuronal free non firing synapses of the local brain dead zombie citizens allowing this criminal activity at their expense to occur.

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  20. As I start my July 4th Independence Day preparations I am confronted with a moment where I have to remember that THOUSANDS of Americans both men & women, fathers & mothers, uncles & aunts, brothers & sisters have died to defend the rights of free speech so that another “Anonymous” poster can prove that one can speak first before engaging ones mind!

    First, have you looked at the records of the members of our Congress in Washington D.C.? Second, before all of this is said and done, the convictions of Mr. Roth will be overturned and his named cleared. Third, an arrest does not mean a conviction or that someone has committed a crime. The political arrest made by or ordered by Chief of Police Jeff Gilbert doesn’t prove criminal activity. We have the videos that show this time and time again.

    If you had taken the time to review the Town of Quartzsite’s OPM, you will find that the moment that even an accusation of a criminal activity comes to light, THAT PERSON MUST BE PLACED UPON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AND AN OUTSIDE AGENCY MUST BE BROUGHT IN TO INVESTIGATE! As such, Jose Lizarraga as a sitting Councilman for the Town of Quartzsite was legally (remember he took an oath of office) obligated to call for and demand that Chief Jeff Gilbert to be placed upon Administrative Leave and for the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to bring in their investigators to conduct an un-bias criminal investigation to clear the name of Chief Gilbert or if the evidence proves it, place Chief Gilbert under arrest as to allow a jury to determine his guilt or innocents!

    As for Sgt. Frausto it is obvious that you missed Mayor Ed Foster’s letter to Town Manager Alex Taft to place Sgt. Frausto on “ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE” for the alleged “THREATING” of a QPD officer as he was entering to offer testimony against Chief Jeff Gilbert. Again Town Manager Alex Taft refused to place another Quartzsite Police Officer on “Administrative Leave” for criminal investigation. The DPS can place a ranking DPS officer in charge of the QPD until all is completed, either Chief Gilbert returned to office or is replaced!

    You may wish to withdrawal your statement, “I do believe he is the only one with out an arrest record.” The fat lady hasn’t sang yet. Lets NOT forget the videos of Councilman Jose Lizarraga leading the walkout at the June 14th meeting to keep from having to call for Chief Jeff Gilberts being investigated for criminal activity. If you had viewed (still on You Tube) Mr. John Stair’s presentation, you would have seen that it was just calling for the “Administrative Leave” without ANY evidence or item that the full Town Council could not have listen to but would have shown that a serious violation of law had been committed and need IMMEDIANT INVESTIGATION by an outside agency. In short, Councilman Jose Lizarraga has and can be charged with obstruction of justice, obstruction of a criminal investigation, violation of “Due Process” at both the Arizona State and U.S. Federal levels (all felonies) as one “Under Color Of Law”!

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  21. So, if I get a parking ticket and pay for it I can’t run for the office of President of the United States of America? :o(

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  22. we shall see we shall see we shall see! Don't matter if all your arrests were illegal Roth you have an az sid number attatched to your name, you should not be allowed to run or or hold office. And for your information I don't worry about being arrested, I don't put myself in the path that would cause me to be arrested. I know far more then you think of whats going on being in law enforcement myself. Yes maybe DPS will appoint an intrim Chief. TB

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  23. FYI
    A SID is used as a tracking number nationwide by all law enforcement agencies. Once someone is convicted of a crime (even a misdemeanor) that automatically get a SID which goes into the FBI database (NCIC). Any law enforcement agency in the country can pull up your criminal record with that number. The FBI also assigns their own number as well. So a person can be tracked three ways, MDOC, SID, and FBI numbers.
    "There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins." ~Ecclesiastes 7:20

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  24. WOW, your way of thinking is totally UN-American! You sound like Jeff Gilbert or one of his asshole buddies! (Is that you Javier???)

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  25. If you couldn't run for office with a misdemeanor on your record (founded or unfounded),I doubt there would be anyone left to run the country or even the town! But I suppose it's ok to run for office and be vice mayor when you move your brother, the convicted child molester/drug dealer into our town. I think a criminal affiliation has now almost become a prerequisite for the job. I wonder what the private investigator will turn up on Jose? You should see the dirt on Lukkasson....

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  26. It is amazing how just one day a year can renew you faith in the founding fathers’ dreams for a new “Nation of Freedom and Rights” guaranteed in writing by its Constitution and Bill of Rights for its citizens. When men were freed from the shackles placed upon them by the rules of man, monarchies, or governments of the past that denied such rights and freedom of choice in our representatives, our course of life, and freedom of choice!

    The 4th of July is more than a celebration of our Independence Day, but a time to review and renew the very keel that was laid that supports and holds together this great Nation, the United States of America that we are so privileged to live in and be a citizen of.

    During this period of celebration I have reviewed and reread our Constitution and Bill of Rights and realized that my rights and those of my fellow citizens have been not only violated by members of the sitting elected members within the government of Quartzsite but as well employees in trusted positions.

    As such, I will get the word out to others that have had their rights violated by the Town Council Members, Town Manager Alex Taft, Asst. Town Manager Al Johnson, Town Attorney Pamela Wilsma, Chief of Police Jeff Gilbert and each Quartzsite Police Officer that is an accomplice that has NOT turned State Evidence and seek justice from the Arizona Attorney Generals Office and the U.S. Federal Attorney Generals Office Arizona, to seek a Grand Jury to look into the criminal violations of Arizona State Law and Civil Rights violations.

    I have started a list of good people that were only exercising their legal rights to sign a petition of recall against members of the Town Council of Quartzite where they felt just cause existed to replaced Quartzsite Council Members because of their actions that violated their rights and the laws of Arizona. Each one of us are willing to sign a formal criminal complaint against Chief Gilbert and each QPD Officer that assisted him in running background check through the N.C.I.C. computers. The evidence is only a mater of a time and date stamp within the data system itself that protects against political abuse!

    “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”! ~ Baretta

    “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ~ Sherlock Holmes

    “You try to contrive a perfect alibi, and it's your perfect alibi that's gonna hang ya.” ~ Columbo


    “My partner and I witnessed that little torchlight picnic you threw last night, we're gonna put you where your kind always ends up - in a seven by seven foot gray-green metal cage in the fifteenth floor of some hundred-year-old penitentiary, with damp, stinking walls and a wooden plank for a bed. But the big difference between you and me, mister, is you made the promise, and I'm going to keep it.” ~ Joe Friday

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  27. No Roth I'm not one of Jeff's asses you know who I am from another post. Yes there are men/women who don't sin and don't have several ways for the FBI to be able to track them. Shouldn't be able to run for any office. America deserves better and so does Quartzsite AZ.

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  28. By not allowing QPOA members and others from attending the meeting, because of new fire code" enforcement they violated AZ Open Meetings law, making all actions taken null and void - including the approval of checks on the consent agenda. All must be re-ratified. It appears that was what Jones was trying to tell them.
    http://www.azag.gov/SGO/
    http://www.azag.gov/SGO/SunshineWeekQuiz.pdf

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  29. Still don't know who you are anonymouse! He who is without sin should not cast the first stone. I agree with you we need better than Amerika. I'm not so sure Quartzsite deserves better with the way the local government and half it's people are acting....

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  30. QUARTZSITE has made the worldwide www.freedomsphoenix.com for july 5

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  31. http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/092888-2011-07-04-lil-hitler-and-goon-squad-terrorize-quartzsite-arizonas-citizens.htm?From=News

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  32. What kind of Mayor are you going to have in Jose Lizarraga if he follows the orders of Town Manager Alex Taft to lead the Town Council Members (as reported) out of an active meeting to keep from having to listen to the Quartzsite Police Officers Associations request to have Chief Jeff Gilbert placed upon administrative leave and investigated for criminal activity that no other city would stand for?

    What kind of leadership do we have in our Town Council when they are ordered to NOT attend the special meeting called for by Mayor Ed Foster to address placing Chief Jeff Gilbert on administrative leave and have DPS conduct a full criminal investigation into the charges?

    When did we lose our Constitutional and Civil rights to attend the Town of Quartzsite Meetings and speak our mind at the “Call to Public”? Where are the large sums of money going to and for what reason that has caused the Town Manager Alex Taft and every Council Member to break the very laws set forth by the State of Arizona and the U.S. Code?

    We need answers now!

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  33. This story has posted to a National News blog and is going viral on twitter as an example of violation of freedom of speech. Y'all must be SO PROUD!

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  34. I'm proud but still sad. Yesterday I had a talk with a minister here in Quartzsite that doesn't know what our God given rights are and what ANY human should do when their rghts are violated with impunity by local law enforcement, as mine and Jade's and many others have. He even said "I'm Neutral" on the Jeff Gilbert issue, until he gets more facts. But get this, he's not getting any facts. He's never asked me once my side of the story and he sure as hell hasn't talked to Jade. He's never watched the videos of the illegal arrests and I never saw him at any of my trials. He's the second minister in this town that has said they're "Neutral" How the hell can you be neutral when peoples civil rights are being violated. Is being a christian minister now only about how much you take in at the collection plate? When this nation was formed, it was ministers and their congregations that secured our freedom from King George. Google "The Black Robe Brigade" Now ministers side with the nazi's just like they did in Hitler's Germany as well. Wake up you lazy bastards. History repeats. Don't get mad at Jade and I for warning you because you don't like our style, while you do NOTHING!!!

    One more thing, Prayer without action is only wishful thinking!!!

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  35. Support the Constitution and Shine a Light on Quartzite! Contact the Arizona Attorney General and the Governors office. Help us support the patriots of our country by liking Supporters of Mayor Ed Foster of Quartzite Arizona on Facebook. A Marine in need is a friend indeed.

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  36. Our apologies to everyone in Quartzsite. The auto-correct function keeps changing the name to "Quartzite". We have added the proper name to our systems so we don't have this problem any longer.

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  37. Brace yourselves.....it's about to get really HOT up In here!!!! The investigations are going to start...and oh my goodness! May the chips fall where they may!!!!

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  38. I agree with the first poster. Why would two people who agree with Foster run against him? This will just split the vote of those that support him, and the opposition is only running one candidate. Are you people stupid?

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