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Gary Jeandron (R)- Candidate for Assembly District 42

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Morongo Basin, Ca.,- Campaign signs and newspaper articles have appeared in our area for Candidates Karalee Hargrove and Chad Mayes running for the office of Assembly in our District #42.  I have not heard anything about the third candidate running by the name of Gary Jeandron. According to the Secretary of State website, Jeandron has received $51,634.00 in contributions for the reporting period of 01/01/2014-03/17/2014, with an ending cash balance of $116,087.34.

Here is some background from Jeandron’s campaign website:

Retired Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron has a lifetime commitment to service.  For more than three decades he served professionally with the Palm Springs Police Department. He started as a Records Clerk and became Chief of Police 29 years later in 2002.  Chief Jeandron retired at the end of 2007.

As Chief of Police, Jeandron managed a Department with 94 sworn officers, 156 total employees, and an annual budget of $22.4 million.  His management of the department led to the continued confidence of both the City Council and his rank and file officers.

Jeandron’s public safety decorations include Police Officer of the Year, Medal of Courage, Chairman of the Palm Springs Police Memorial Fund, 18 years as a SWAT team member, and Police Department Citizen Academy Instructor. Chief Jeandron is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.

In addition to serving as Police Chief, Jeandron was elected to serve on the Palm Springs Unified School Board of Directors. As a school board member Jeandron supervises a school district with 24,000 students serving the communities of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Cathedral City, and Rancho Mirage.  Gary is a past president and has been a member of the Lions Club for more than 15 years. He is also involved in several non-profit boards dedicated to assisting at risk youth.

Jeandron earned an AA in psychology from College of the Desert, a BA in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino, and a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family Therapy from Chapman University.  He is licensed by the State of California as a Marriage, Family Therapist.  He currently is adjunct faculty with California State University, San Bernardino teaching in the Criminal Justice Program.

Gary is the proud father of two adult children.  His son Michael lives in Orange County and is attending his final year of law school.  His daughter Michelle lives in Bermuda Dunes and owns a small business with her husband, Jonathan.  According to Gary, his daughter’s biggest accomplishment is providing him with three beautiful granddaughters; ages 6, 4 and 2.  For more information visit Jeandron’s website>LINK



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  1. Ed Montgomery Ed Montgomery says:

    If anybody’s interested . I have seen so far two campaign signs of
    Chad Mayes toward down so far. One across the street from the post office and another one over by the Chevy dealership. I particularly don’t like Chad Mayes , but that doesn’t give anybody the right to tear down any of the signs. At first I thought the wind did it , but then when I saw the second sign, you can see where somebody broke this supporting stand. That kind of conduct should not be tolerated by anybody , and I hope they find the person or persons who did that.

  2. idavidgraficks idavidgraficks says:

    The one near the Chevy dealership was the wind.

  3. Ed Montgomery Ed Montgomery says:

    idavidgraficks you could be right, but it sure looked to me that someone knocked down Chad Mayes campaign sign. You know that somebody did throw paint on his big billboard campaign sign several weeks ago. That’s why I’m very suspicious that two of his smaller campaign signs of been damaged as well. You could be right that the wind did it, but I don’t think so!

    • Steve Whitten Steve Whitten says:

      Lets stop the conspiracy theory. No one tore down signs. They were installed with engineer stakes and zip ties. Zip ties that with stood the weekend winds were lucky. Chad’s sign at the west end of town was shot up by paint balls. You have to admit Ed, a face that takes up 3/4 of a billboard is a nice target for someone with a lot of time on their hands and a paintball gun.

      Have you ever noticed how many road signs have bullet holes in them? That concerns me more than a couple of political signs damaged by the wind.

  4. Ed Montgomery Ed Montgomery says:

    Steve , you could be right . Maybe the wind did it, but to have 3 campaign damage. What would you think! I would they call it like I see
    it. Anyway , besides our backup that I noticed and that’s good. Also , you were right about one thing and that’s about Marshall’s, I did see the big sign out front of the construction site that said Marshall’s coming soon, I noticed that yesterday and that’s a good thing. I can’t say you’re right about very many things , but that one issue you were right.

    It almost sounds like when you talk about the big sign that you think it’s okay to damage campaign signs. But your attitude is very typical for somebody that’s on the planning commission!

    • Steve Whitten Steve Whitten says:

      Don’t get me wrong Ed, no one should mess with anybody’s campaign signs. Unfortunately we live in a new age were repect has diminished for other peoples property, regardless of where is may be. Vandalisim is a reality in our Basin.

      There are quite a few “Chad Mayes” Signs all over the Morongo Basin. Since I work at the Base, I have seen his signs in JT and 29 that were damaged from I believe to be the recent winds.

      One other thing, as a Planning Commissioner I do my best to do the right thing for the entire Community . I am positive if you were a sitting Planning Commissioner, the Public would find fault with some of your decisions too.

      I encourage you to attend a few Planning Commision meetings. I think you would have a different opinion if you did so.

  5. Ed Montgomery Ed Montgomery says:

    After living in this community for well over 25 years I’ve seen people come and I’ve seen people go. But right now this town has to be the worst run organization I’ve ever seen! As long as you have the town of Yucca Valley totally not listening to the people. You have town Council totally ignoring the will of the people. The town Yucca Valley thinks they can do whatever they want to do whether the people like that are not. I’m sick and tired of the town Yucca Valley, telling me what I can or can’t do . Well, that’s going to come to a stop real soon . That’s why we the people are going to put responsible people on the town Council that’s going to represent all of the people and not just a few special interest groups.

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