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...is scheduled as the guest speaker for the 283rd meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene on November 20, 2017.

 

 

     "Tom Palzer on "Stop 'Top Two' Ballot Initiatives."

 

For the last several elections, Californians were deprived of a truly representative government, guaranteed to each state under Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.

The so-called "open primary" provides that all candidates participate in a primary wherein the top two vote getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election. Voters were promised this would result in more moderate candidates and elected officials. This has not been so. We may regard "top two" a failure.

Surprisingly, Republican leaders seem satisfied with "top two," though it's created a Democratic legislative supermajority and lock on both U.S. Senate seats. Perhaps Republican legislators are satisfied with their few safe districts?

But via the initiative process, voters can restore the previous system, where all qualified parties -- including Libertarians -- appear on the general election ballot. Tom will explain the detais.

Will you attend this important meeting and help out?

 

 

 

 

 

    About Tom Palzer

 

Tom Palzer is Chairman & State Coordinator for an "Initiative to Repeal the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Law," set for the November 2018 ballot.

For 32 years, he has advised elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. He is a former Deputy Director of Operations with the state of Illinois (Chicago Area Transportation Study).

He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, has a master's degree in long range planning, and is a former U.S. Senate candidate.

He is married with four adult children, five grandchildren, and one adult stepson. He is from Kankakee, Illinois, an hour south of Chicago.