Our view: Trump’s delay in picking ag secretary taking toll
Secretary of Agriculture has become the only cabinet position without a nominee from Donald Trump. At press time, literally hours before Inauguration Day, there was no signal from the incoming president about who a nominee might be. Though some believe the front-runner is former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria, the administration has been Read More →
Central Coast ag sector misses out with Perdue nomination
In a blow to the hopes of California farmers, President-elect Donald Trump filled the final vacant position in his cabinet, nominating former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Despite reports naming him as a front-runner, Trump passed over Abel Maldonado, formerly lieutenant governor of California and ex-mayor of Santa Maria. Read More →
Control of Congress is the bottom line for two Central Coast races
There is just one reason why House Speaker John Boehner has been on the Central Coast stumping for GOP Congressional candidates Abel Maldonado and Sen. Tony Strickland.
U.S. Chamber endorses Maldonado
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put its weight behind Abel Maldonado, the Republican candidate who’s running against incumbent Lois Capps to represent California’s 24th Congressional District. The endorsement came Sept. 26 in San Luis Obispo at an event hosted by Meathead Movers, a U.S. Chamber member. “Abel Maldonado recognizes that free enterprise, not more Read More →
Letter: Maldonado is right on job creation
Washington’s policies hinder small-business growth and, more importantly, discourage people from taking risks.
Op/ed: Washington’s attack on job creators is hurting future generations
Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, on creating private-sector jobs.
Editorial: Memo to Abel: Keep political options open
As we watched him speed across the state in search of votes for a long-shot bid for statewide office, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado’s passion for small business and the small-business owner left a big impression. Yes, in the crazy world that is California politics, the former Santa Maria city councilman finished short of the mark Read More →