Logue gets endorsement of controversial Minuteman leader | TheUnion.com

Logue gets endorsement of controversial Minuteman leader

A co-founder of a controversial anti-illegal immigrant group recently endorsed Dan Logue for the Third District Assembly seat and has organized two fund-raising events for the Yuba County supervisor next month.

“I am proud to stand with Dan Logue for his Assembly race in the Third District,” Minuteman Civil Defense Corps president Chris Simcox said in a statement earlier this month.

In other endorsement news, Sue Horne’s campaign for Assembly recently announced three GOP Plumas County Supervisors ” Sherrie Thrall, Rose Comstock, and Ole Olsen ” are supporting her candidacy.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., advocates for securing borders against people crossing the nation’s southern border illegally, and have called for stepped-up law enforcement.

Members patrol the Mexican border, reporting their sightings of possibly illegal immigrants to authorities. Critics accuse the group of singling out Latinos who may be legal residents of the region.

“We’re an organization that does not take the law into its own hands,” Simcox told the Associated Press Monday after critics protested the appointment of a member to a parks board in Kansas City, Mo. “We’re (on the border) to support law enforcement, to observe and report.”

To Logue, Simcox’s group is vital in shedding a light on the country’s illegal immigrant problem, and not focused on race.

“They basically broke away from the political correctness,” Logue said today. “I see Mr. Simcox as a trendsetter. … I’m honored to have his support. I definitely stand for wanting to secure the borders and putting up a fence.”

Illegal immigration costs the United States $12 billion in health care costs, crime and emergency room expenses, Logue said. But a study by an independent center, the California Institute for Rural Studies in Davis, Calif., suggests illegal workers in the state more in taxes than they receive in services.

Logue recently won the support of a Nevada County conservative group, state Sen. Sam Aanestad of Grass Valley and Assemblyman Rick Keene.

A Logue fund-raiser dubbed “An evening with Chris Simcox” is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Alta Sierra Country Club, 11897 Tammy Way. Cost is $35 per person. A similar fund-raiser is set for Chico a day earlier.

Logue is squaring off against Horne, the District 2 Nevada County supervisor, for the Republican nomination to Keene’s Assembly seat. Because of term limits, Keene can’t run again.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion.com or call 477-4234.

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