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Commentary by Julie Olsen
| Sunday, Jun 1, 2014

julieolsenIt’s time…

… to end partisan bickering.

… to recognize we all want and need positive change.

… to find common ground.

… to partner and collaborate to solve real problems.

… to stop wasting precious time repeating the same mistakes of the past.

… to elect someone who will represent all people of the 25th Congressional District.

That’s why I’ll be casting my vote for Lee Rogers in the primary election on June 3.

Lee Rogers is a moderate who understands the needs and concerns of all voters. He is not afraid to break from the “party line.” He opposed the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) from the start, and he’s committed to fixing what’s broken.

As a physician, Lee understands the healthcare and health insurance systems and will bring that knowledge to Washington to make positive changes. Every day, as a doctor and surgeon, Lee is nonpartisan and accustomed to listening effectively to and solving patients’ problems by focusing on the issues and seeking solutions through careful analysis and collaboration.

Lee is a professional, not a career politician dependent upon an elected office. He lives in and cares about our district and is knowledgeable about the issues important to all of us. His top priorities include creating jobs with his 10-point jobs plan and stopping the Cemex mine, which would jeopardize the quality of life for all who live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

If you are craving positive change, like I am, then it’s time to elect Lee Rogers to represent us in the 25th Congressional District. Please vote for Lee Rogers on June 3.


Julie Olsen of Valencia is co-founder and moderator of the “Santa Clarita Community” Facebook forum where SCV current events are discussed and local businesses and nonprofit organizations are promoted. Julie is also a learning and development leader in a global consulting firm and an actively engaged community member.

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  1. OMG. Our Lizard would also like chime in on the primary race… You guys don’t have a vetting process at all do you?

  2. Dave Putnam says:

    I’m curious what sort of “vetting process” you think might be necessary for posting a commentary Nathan?

  3. Lee says:

    Apprently not, Nate…which explains the Messinas and Manzer and Arenson…et. al.

  4. Steve Dawson says:

    Do you do research before you write this. He never opposed the ACA act, he has always been fore it and wants to expand it. Not fix it as you say. Additionally, he is not a surgeon, nor a moderate very liberal. But he is not a surgeon and has shown a strange inability to hold a job in his life. But other then that great article

    • SCVMJB says:

      Dawson, get your facts straight. Dr. Lee Rogers is an internationally recognized surgeon who specializes in saving limbs from people who are dealing with complications caused by Diabetes. He also is a National Medical Spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. He lives by the Hippocratic Oath! I’m certain he’d be willing to assist you in removing your foot from your mouth!

  5. n8i says:

    Don’t get me wrong I love Lee. But let’s not act like this great writing. Is that just random thoughts at the begin? Is she writing a radio commercial or a written commentary?

    Julie has a well documented history of being a highly partisan inflexible person so calls from her for people stop being flexible and non-partisan and voting her way is rich and lacks creditability.

    And Is being an admin on Facebook a group a thing to put in one bio? If so I will start putting it on my resume.

  6. Nathan Imhoff says:

    Don’t get me wrong I love Lee, think he is a great guy and would make a great congress man.But let’s not act like this is great writing. Is that just random thoughts at the begin? Is she writing a radio commercial or a written column?

    Julie has a well documented history of being a highly partisan, inflexible persons calls from her for people to stop being inflexible and non-partisan and voting her way lacks creditability and substance.

    And is being an admin of a Facebook group a thing to put in a bio? If so I will start putting it on my resume. SMH

    Vanessa, calling a spade a spade.

    David, being a good thoughtful writer would be a good start.

  7. Lee gets one Julie O but THIS Julie Olson is voting for Steve Knight!

  8. Lee gets one Julie O but THIS Julie Olson is voting for Steve Knight!

  9. David Diaz David Diaz says:

    No more Democrats

  10. SCVMJB says:

    That’s 2 votes here, Julie M. Try THAT tomorrow! LOL

  11. Anonymous says:

    I agree…more Democrats.

  12. Scvdaplace2B says:

    More democrats, I agree

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