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KMPH FOX 26

 

Meet The Candidates: Otto Lee

 

KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source



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Visalia Delta Times

 

Nunes refuses to debate congressional opponent, Lee

 

Rep. Devin Nunes will not take up a challenge to debate Otto Lee, his opponent to represent the 22nd Congressional District.

 

Lee, a Democrat, sent an email over the weekend to the Times-Delta announcing the “open invitation” to debate Nunes, R-Visalia. But a Nunes spokesman declined the offer today, saying a debate isn’t needed because the congressman doesn’t believe Lee has a “credible” campaign.

 

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Visalia Delta Times

 

Bill Osak: It's election time, where is our representative?

 

A less-than-average voting record shows that our representative, Devin Nunes, voted against the Making Home Affordable mortgage program, and voted against anti-recession stimulus funding. At the same time, he voted against monitoring the Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to ensure mortgage relief. Our representative voted against the auto bailout, and against regulating the sub-prime mortgage industry responsible for the biggest equity loss in American history.

 

Yet he strongly supports changing the Constitution to ensure marriage between one man and one woman. He did not support funding for green public schools, or federal funding for education. So where does he stand on energy issues that impact our wallet? Well, he voted against tax credits or incentives for renewable energy production and conservation efforts. He also voted no on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC that “fix” prices. Interesting though, he would not remove oil and gas exploration subsidies to companies having huge profits. His vision includes more drilling off-shore and more nuclear plants.

 

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CBS 47

 

Veterans Endorse Candidates

 

The first Veteran’s Political Action Committee in the nation met Tuesday night in Clovis.  Candidates for congress, assembly, and county supervisor, among other races, met with the veterans in a town hall meeting. 

Following the discussions the veterans discussed who they would like to endorse.
   

For the 16th district congressional race they’re endorsing Jim Costa.  For the 22nd district it's Otto Lee.  For the 23rd district assembly race it was a split vote between Jim Patterson and Vong Mouanoutoua.  In the Fresno County supervisor race the veterans are endorsing Deborah Harkness.

 

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KYNO 940 AM

 

The Drive: Monday April 2nd

 

Otto Lee, candidate for Congress:   Navy veteran and former Sunnyvale city council member is challenging incumbent Devin Nunes in the 22nd Congressional district. Lee would emphasize bipartisan solutions if elected.

 

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Wall Street Journal

 

New Districts Upend California Politics

 

ELK GROVE, Calif.—Only one congressional seat in California changed parties in the past decade. Now, an independent redistricting process has turned the Golden State into a battleground where Democrats hope to pick up House seats this fall.


That's apparent in the Seventh District, which includes this city of 153,000 located 17 miles from Sacramento. The Seventh is now seen by political experts as one of the nation's most competitive.


On a recent Saturday, Ami Bera, an Indian-American and a Democrat who has never held elected office, knocked on doors here to seek support for his bid for Congress against Republican Rep. Dan Lungren. A big name in California politics since he won his first congressional race in 1978, Mr. Lungren beat Mr. Bera by seven percentage points in 2010.

 

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ABC7 News

 

Sunnyvale councilmember returns from war

 

SAN JOSE, CA (KGO) -- A South Bay city councilmember is back home after a year in Iraq. Cmd. Otto Lee flew into San Jose International Airport Friday evening.

 

A lot of people could not wait for this day to come. Lee's family, friends, and even Sunnyvale residents were there to celebrate the commander's return.

 

Lee is finally home. The Navy reservist left not just a wife and two young daughters at home for a 13-month-long deployment to Iraq, but also an entire city. Lee is a Sunnyvale City Council member.

 

"It's absolutely awesome to be home. I obviously love this country," said Lee. Lee's absence for the past year was a shock for everyone.

 

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ABC7 News

 

Sunnyvale councilmember returns from Iraq

 

SUNNYVALE, CA (KGO) -- A South Bay councilmember is home on military leave, after giving up his office to serve his country in Iraq. A day in the park at home in Sunnyvale means a lot to him and his family.

 

Commander Otto Lee has just 15 days with his family and every moment is precious.

 

"Listening to my daughter crying this morning, I never realized how nice that would sound," says Lee.

 

This father of two is also a naval reservist and this is a brief break from a one year deployment to Baghdad.

 

In February, Lee went from being a Sunnyvale City Councilmember to managing military supplies at Camp Victory in Iraq.

 

Lee says the drawdown in Iraq puts pressure on his job overseeing supplies at some 400 U.S. bases.

 

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ABC7 News

 

Bay Area council member heading to Iraq

 

SUNNYVALE, CA (KGO) -- A longtime Bay Area city council member is about to join the ranks of troops stationed in Iraq.

 

Otto Lee was first elected to the Sunnyvale City Council in 2003. He is a man with many titles. He is a patent attorney who co-founded his own firm ten years ago. He is a former mayor and current council member for the City of Sunnyvale. And, for 19 years he has been a commander in the Naval Reserves.

 

It is that job that is now calling him to active duty in Iraq.

 

"Being a naval officer, it's a bit unusual these days that we are getting to serve with the army on the ground, on land, instead of on a ship," said Lee.

 

Lee is a Supply Officer and will report to Camp Victory in Baghdad to help with logistics. The mission will interrupt another important responsibility, that of husband and father to two little girls.


 

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