Congressman Calvert Declines Citizen's Committee Invitation for 2nd Time This Year

Congressman Calvert Declines Citizen's Committee Invitation for 2nd Time This Year

Mr. Calvert also skipped committee's candidate forum debate invitation in May

LAKE ELSINORE, CA – September 28, 2014 – For a second time this year, U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert has declined Lake Elsinore Citizen's Committee's ( invitation to speak before LECC members attempting to decide who they'll vote for in the November 4th general election.

"We are sorry that Mr. Calvert could not find any time for us once again, especially since he missed our first candidate forum earlier this year", stated LECC president Jeanie Corral. "Watching a video is not as effective as seeing a real person." Mr. Calvert submitted a video at LECC’s request after declining LECC’s Spring candidate forum invitation.

LECC communicated with Mr. Calvert's staff throughout the Summer to set up a Fall debate date that would accommodate Mr. Calvert's schedule.  Mr. Calvert's consistent staff response was that Mr Calvert's busy schedule simply could not accommodate any commitment to debate his opponent.

To accommodate Mr. Calvert’s schedule, LECC scheduled their Fall debate the day after Mr. Calvert is in the valley to speak at a Temecula Chamber function. "We hope he will reconsider and spend Friday, October 10th with Elsinore Voters. We we will hold his chair open should he reconsider", concluded Ms. Corral.

Lake Elsinore citizen's are invited to RSVP for their attendance at LECC's Fall campaign candidate forum and debate at


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  • commented 2014-10-02 09:17:01 -0700
    Take note, voters. Calvert doesn’t care what your concerns are. For the second time this year, Calvert’s thumbed his nose at you. If Ken Calvert doesn’t already have your vote, he doesn’t think he needs it because Ken Calvert only represents corporations and constituents who belong to Ken Calvert’s party—and only vote the Republican/Teabagger party-line.

    If you’re a thinking Republican who likes to ask questions of their elected officials and assess their approach to handling the issues important to you, if you’re an Independent who wants to weigh the issues and how your elected officials respond to the issues, if you’re a Democrat…well, if you’re a Democrat, you especially don’t count—Ken Calvert is not YOUR Representative in Congress.

    Ken Calvert represents corporations first (you should get a look at his donors list) and baseline Republicans, second. That’s it! No one else in the 42nd District has ANY representation in Congress. I don’t think that’s the way it’s supposed to work. If you don’t belong to those two groups, Ken Calvert will vote against your interests every single time.

    With Kenneth Stanton Calvert as Representative for the 42nd District, Calvert represents corporations ALL of the time, some of the people SOME of the time (Republicans), and a major portion of the people NONE of the time.
  • commented 2014-10-01 13:57:12 -0700
    I hope at least voters will have a chance to meet his opponent, Tim Sheridan.
  • commented 2014-10-01 00:57:18 -0700
    What a gutless wonder! The toad is giving the finger to the voters.
  • commented 2014-09-29 09:49:49 -0700
    See the Press Enterprise’s political blog post on Mr. Calvert’s declining our debate invitation at