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In the local elections held on April 10, 2012 for the Santa Clarita City Council, incumbent councilmember Laurie Ender — who was also serving as mayor, a position that rotates among the council members — was soundly defeated by her opponent, TimBen Boydston, despite receiving a glowing endorsement by Rep. Buck McKeon.
Ender began her short-lived career as an elected official in 2008 as McKeon’s seemingly hand-picked candidate for the city council. “After taking a good look at all the candidates,” stated McKeon at that time, “I strongly endorse Laurie Ender for city council. She is the one candidate most qualified to stand with me in our battle to stop CEMEX.”
Really? CEMEX? Given McKeon’s unwillingness to subsequently step up to the plate in Congress to resolve the CEMEX mining issue, the endorsement seems, in retrospect, almost laughable. Of course, when McKeon endorsed her again for 2012, he conveniently left out any mention of CEMEX.
“When Laurie Ender ran for council in 2008, I endorsed her because she strongly advocated expanding Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital,” reads a quote by McKeon on Ender’s still-active 2012 campaign website, “even though it was very controversial at the time… Mayor Ender listens to the residents and puts their needs first.”
It should come as no surprise that McKeon’s statement contained no reference to “battling” CEMEX or that his endorsement ultimately carried no weight for Ender. Citizens on both sides of the political spectrum have grown weary of his ineffectiveness and empty rhetoric.
Ender’s loss made her the only sitting mayor in the history of Santa Clarita to ever be defeated.
A once highly sought-after endorsement by Buck McKeon is today tantamount to political poison, and anyone running for office is wise to distance themselves from his tarnished reputation, rather than sip from his rancid chalice.
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