57-year-old Local to make 500 Mile “Run for Representation”

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

[John Daniels]

The El Dorado County State of Jefferson Committee invites you to a special meeting, on Tuesday, July 11th, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, with the meeting beginning at 6 pm. The agenda includes the announcement of the “Run for Representation”, a 500 mile run through 15 of the Jefferson counties.

Herve' Leconte, a 57-year old resident of El Dorado County has offered to make the Run, beginning in Tuolumne County, the southern border of Jefferson, ending 12 days later, in the northern border of Siskiyou County. Herve' is a native of France, who was raised in a Communist governed section of Paris. Herve' and his wife Julie head up the local Military Family Support Group as well as volunteer, assisting other Veteran’s needs.

Herve' appreciates all this country has to offer and is running to bring attention to the lack of representation that exists in the rural counties of Northern California. Herve' has also run to benefit local Veterans and County Sheriff's.

In May, Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) Dba State of Jefferson filed a lawsuit against the State of California for lack of representation and dilution of vote. The committees in each of the counties will be collecting donations to support Herve' and the State of Jefferson Formation Legal Fund.

Also speaking on the 11th, will be Steve Baird, the financial viability architect for the State of Jefferson. Most of his time will be allotted to field questions from the audience. Mike Thomas and Dianna Baird will also be talking about future events, one featuring Jefferson's key spokesperson, Mark Baird.

Admission is free and beverages & snacks will be available, as well as Jefferson merchandise. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase drawing tickets, with the chance to win a 50 Caliber CVA-Optima v-2 Black Powder Muzzleloader Rifle, Ballistic Compound Bow and a FMK 9MM Side Arm. Winners will be announced at a later date, and you do not have to be present to win.

Be sure to attend this important informational meeting, All ages are welcome to attend and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors. Visit the SOJ51.org website to learn more about the Citizens for Fair Representation, to subscribe to the Jefferson Messenger newsletter or make a donation to the State of Jefferson Formation Legal Fund, earmark, Jefferson “Run for Representation.”

Best Regards,
EDC State of Jefferson Committee

The State of Jefferson Formation is a grassroots effort to restore representation to the rural counties of Northern California. This movement is NOT affiliated with any political party. Over the last two years, presentations explaining the reasons for Jefferson have been given to all political parties, as well as men and women's service organization, chambers of commerce, county taxpayers associations, county and city government meetings, high school government classes, and town hall meetings for the general public, throughout Northern California. The State of Jefferson welcomes everyone.