Tucker’s precinct operation


Norma Ramirez

Norma Ramirez

I can’t thank Norma Ramirez and her family, friends and cohorts for her impressive grass roots precinct operation to promote my write-in campaign in my hometown of Arleta, California.  Arleta was considered a backwater when I was growing up:  it was so unknown and non-descript that the Post Office used to accidentally send mail addressed to Arleta to Goleta up in Santa Barbara County.  Nowadays lo and behold, we have two of my Arleta homies, Felipe Fuentes as City Council member and Alex Padilla who just placed first in the 2014 primary election for Secretary of State.

Anyway, here are the photos of Norma et al’s campaign efforts from my old barrio:

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Dracula – Blacula Resurrection Party 6-8-14


This will be our 2nd Annual Dracula/Blacula Ressurection event (last year: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/04/30/draculablacula-resurrection-party-5-25-13/ ).

Gyula Tamas Zubovicz aka Dracula

Gyula Tamas Zubovicz aka Dracula

The last weekend in May 1997, Gyula Tamas Zubovicz (the Dracula of the Dracula Crime Family of the Hungarian Mafia) was murdered on the orders of Semion Mogilevich (head of the Red Mafiya), but he survived having his legs blown off, only to be poisoned in his hospital bed. However, nobody cut off his head, put a stake through his heart, or dragged him out into the sunlight. We had him buried in Transylvanian Earth, so he is just resting until he gets better.

William Marshall, the actor who played Blacula, died June 5, 2003.  From Wikipedia:

William Marshall--Blacula, long time member of the Peace & Freedom Party, Black Panther supporter

William Marshall–Blacula, long time member of the Peace & Freedom Party, Black Panther supporter

Blacula is a 1972 American blaxploitation horror film produced for American International Pictures.[1] It was directed by William Crain and stars William Marshall in the title role about an 18th-century African prince named Mamuwalde, who is turned into a vampire and later locked in a coffin by Count Dracula. Two centuries later, the now-undead Mamuwalde rises from his coffin attacking various residents in modern day Los Angeles. Mamuwalde later meets Tina (Vonetta McGee), a woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his deceased wife Luva.

Blacula was released to mixed reviews in the United States, but was one of the top grossing films of the year. It was the first film to receive an award for Best Horror Film at the Saturn Awards. Blacula was followed by the sequel Scream Blacula Scream in 1973 and inspired a small wave of blaxploitation themed horror films.

Jan Tucker aka Tokar Janos Von Erdelyi's Ring of Dracula

Jan Tucker aka Tokar Janos Von Erdelyi’s Ring of Dracula

The only person who knew both Dracula and Blacula is Jan B. Tucker, who wears the ring of Dracula, cast from the original mold from which Bela Lugosi’s ring was made.

Join us for the annual Dracula party, which last year was renamed to include our brother Blacula for the 10th anniversary of his going to the land of dead, so that we can resurrect them into the land of the undead by consuming BBQ Blutwurst (Body of Dracula) and Vampire Label Red Wine imported from Transylvania (Blood of Dracula) as the sacraments of resurrection.

Additionally, my dear friend Bobbee Zeno who departed to the land of the dead recently, was also an old friend of Blacula and had been looking forward to attending this event, so we will honor Bobbee Z with a toast to his spirit in hopes that he communes with us at the party!

Potluck–email for suggestions, evil@janbtucker.com

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Zoot Suit Riots Feted 6-11-14 @ ELA



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Endorse me for Board of Equalization


If you support me in my run for Third District, California Board of Equalization please come out of your closet and authorize me to publicly list you as an endorser.  Email me your approval, how you want your name listed, and what title or occupation to list for you, like the ones below, at pr@janbtucker.com, or use the contact form at the bottom.  For info on how to Write In my name on the ballot:  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/05/06/how-to-write-in-jan-b-tucker-for-board-of-equalization/

NEWS FLASH 6-1-14 @ 5:00 P.M.

I have just learned in a desperation last minute smear campaign, PFP State Chair Kevin Akin called one of my prominent supporters and threatened political retaliation if she did not withdraw her endorsement of me.  I ask my supporters to contact the candidate (Eric S. Moren) on whose behalf Akin is making these calls and ask him to repudiate these despicable tactics and call Akin himself and demand that he cease and desist:

ERIC S. MOREN (805) 602-7175 (Business) E-MAIL:  morenseric@gmail.com

PHONE: (909) 787-0318
E-MAIL: kevinakin1950@hotmail.com


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Roseanne Barr endorses Jan B. Tucker



Roseanne Barr and Jan B. Tucker at The Abbey in West Hollywood

Roseanne Barr joins College Board Trustee Nancy Pearlman in endorsing Jan B. Tucker for California Board of Equalization, District 3.

Roseanne’s message: “I want to endorse you too…I find you to be a very ethical person.”


See also: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/09/26/roseanne-barr-for-president/

and: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/05/30/nancy-pearlman-endorses-jan-b-tucker/

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Nancy Pearlman Endorses Jan B. Tucker



Jan B. Tucker & Nancy Pearlman

Jan B. Tucker & Nancy Pearlman

Nancy Pearlman, (for identification only: member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees) endorses Jan B. Tucker as a Write-in Candidate for California Board of Equalization, District No. 3. http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/05/06/how-to-write-in-jan-b-tucker-for-board-of-equalization/

For background on Nancy Pearlman, one of L.A.’s premier feminists and environmentalists…..http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/05/13/nancy-pearlman-is-our-community-college-trustee/

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Public Reply to a Voter’s Question on the Board of Equalization




I am a registered voter trying to make an informed decision in the upcoming election. Please help me to understand the duties of a member of the Board of Equalization and your vision for the office. I would also appreciate any additional information about your policy positions that you feel would be relevant to your campaign. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,  R.B.


Dear R.B. and to the voting public:

First, you can see some of the important concerns and issues I have on my blog at: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/05/21/tucker-for-board-of-equalization-news-release/

Although some candidates like to use the Board of Equalization election as a bully pulpit to talk about tax issues in general—which is not completely unreasonable—it helps to actually understand that most of what the BOE does is administer and enforce the collection of the sales tax. Because of that role the BOE’s board and staff are frequently consulted by legislators about the effects on the Board’s administrative role when they consider changes to sales tax laws. The enforcement arm of the BOE is investigative in nature, searching out major sectors of the so-called “underground economy” which evades sales taxes along with income and other taxes.

Paul Carpenter, a former BOE member who was eventually sent to prison, had taken an interest in the issue of the evasion of sales taxes by port trucking companies. This is what one of my supporters brought to my attention on the issue and he will be supplying me with details:

“The BOE is part of a task force that is supposed to meet with the CHP and discuss the trucking industry. 25 years ago we complained to the BOE of the thousands of chassis being used in drayage that are registered in Maine but never leave the California ports. NEVER! Each chassis cost new about $40,000 and sales tax is not being paid to the BOE. There are also IFTA issues which need to be addressed.”

As a private investigator since 1979 and former seven-term Chairman of the Board of the world’s largest organization of private detectives, I bring decades of investigative experience to bat to work effectively with BOE and CHP investigators to put a stop to scams like this.

It is no secret that Los Angeles is number one (1) on the top ten (10) list of American cities for the extent and monetary damage to society due to “Organized Retail Crime” (ORC) and San Francisco is number eight (8). In America as a whole, 96.5% of all retailers have experienced retail fraud and because of the positions of Los Angeles and San Francisco, a significant portion of that is concentrated in California. One of the most prevalent types of ORC is “refund fraud” in which stolen and/or fraudulently obtained merchandise is returned for cash or “store credit.” In each such case, the sales tax supposedly paid in the original transaction is “refunded” along with the purported purchase price even though neither was paid in the first place. In 2012 alone, $8.9 billion was stolen in refund scams like this with $2.9 billion lost during the holiday season alone. The percentage of sales taxes lost to California as a percentage of these national figures is thus enormous, because 84.2% of returns are estimated to be of stolen or fraudulently obtained products. A staggering 45.6% of stolen/fraudulently obtained merchandise is returned using counterfeit receipts!

Whether and if BOE investigators can or should play an active role in combating these frauds or whether they should be left to the typically overworked and over-committed local police departments is a serious question to be explored.

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June 3 2014 Ballot Recommendations


June 3, 2014 California Primary Election Recommendations

First off, my priority candidates are those who’ve elected to participate in the Same Page/Misma Pagina Coalition endorsement process. You can see how that process works at: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/10/22/2014-same-page-coalition-candidate-questionnaire/

Jan B. Tucker with Sandra Fluke

Jan B. Tucker with Sandra Fluke

I’m still waiting to get the results in from the other coalition organizations, but so far this is where we’re at for San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization for Women (SFV/NELA NOW), Miss Revolutionaries, and the California League of Latin American Citizens (CALLAC). These three organizations have agreed on ENDORSEMENT for Sally Havice (32nd State Senate District) and

Jan B. Tucker with Sally Havice

Jan B. Tucker with Sally Havice

Sandra Fluke (26th State Senate District). We have also voted a position of SUPPORT (with endorsement process in progress) for Jeffrey Prang (L.A. County Assessor) and Sandra Mendoza (53rd Assembly District).

Sandra Mendoza

Sandra Mendoza



My next priority is VOTE FOR ME! That’s right, WRITE-ME-IN for Board of Equalization District #3: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/05/06/how-to-write-in-jan-b-tucker-for-board-of-equalization/

Now for the Statewide races….

Governor: NO ENDORSEMENT. Jerry Brown is and always has been a pig. I had to sue him for the right to get on the ballot in 1974 when he contended all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court that poor and working people had no right to run for office without paying a filing fee….and Jerry lost 9-0 with everybody from Rehnquist to Douglas ruling against him. Luis Rodriguez last year allowed a group promoting a boycott of the National Chicano Moratorium Committee to utilize his Tia Chucha’s bookstore and community room. He also categorically denied that the La Raza Unida Party faction based in San Fernando and it’s member Randy Gamez are anti-semitic (in spite of lots of evidence to the contrary) or that leaders of San Fernando LRUP are homophobic (just ask members of the Latino Equality Alliance about the on-line harassment they’ve been subjected to by so-called “Aztlan Flag,” aka Ernesto Ayala of LRUP). Without doing one iota of due diligence to find out what the controversy was even about, Cindy Sheehan backed Luis Rodriguez’s defense of Gamez and LRUP.

Stategic voting?

Tim Donnelly

Tim Donnelly

Well, there is one person I can actually say something good about in the Governor’s race and that’s actually Tea Party Republican Assembly Member Tim Donnelly. I disagree with him on every issue…except his own AB 1780 which was sponsored by the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation. The fact is though, most of my Republican friends probably agree with his politics and would rather vote for somebody bound to lose because of his principles than vote for a RINO (Republican In Name Only).

For my Democratic friends it’s obvious that we’re going to be stuck with Jerry Brown in the runoff no matter whether you like him or not. If you want to give Jerry a cake-walk (and the Democratic Party) in the runoff, then the best thing you can do is to vote for Tim Donnelly in the primary in the hopes that he’ll be the Republican nominee. His policies on reproductive rights, gun rights (he’s on probation for a weapons offense), and the like are so different from most Californians Brown will run away with the November election if it’s between him and Donnelly.

Amos Johnson

Amos Johnson, Peace & Freedom Party

Lieutenant Governor: DUAL ENDORSEMENT, Gavin Newsom (Democrat, Incumbent) and Amos Johnson (Peace & Freedom). Gavin Newsom will have no problem getting in to the runoff for reelection, so I’m voting Amos Johnson in the primary to help keep the Peace & Freedom Party on the ballot. Unlike Cindy Sheehan, who’s backed by the “Berkeley Bullsheviks” and other mental defectives who run the party, Amos’s campaign has been virtually ignored by the party leadership (a testament to the sanity of his campaign. Under legislation likely to pass the legislature soon, third parties will need to get 2% of the vote in the primary, instead of the runoff (which they won’t be in under “top two” rules) and Amos stands a chance of achieving that figure.

Betty Yee

Betty Yee

State Controller: ENDORSEMENT, Betty Yee. It’s really important to elect Democrat Betty Yee over Democrat John Perez. See http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/03/04/shame-on-labor-miguel-j-santiago/ and consider that Miguel Santiago is John Perez’s protege and heir apparent for the 53rd Assembly District.

State Treasurer: DUAL ENDORSEMENT, John Chiang (Democratic, incumbent) and Ellen Brown (Green) John Chiang is doing a creditable job as Treasurer, but this is another one of those primary election opportunities to help keep a third party, in this case, the Greens, from losing ballot status so vote for Ellen Brown in the primary.

Alex-PadillaSecretary of State: ENDORSEMENT, Alex Padilla (Democrat). I frequently disagree with Alex over local politics in the San Fernando Valley, but he’s my Arleta homie (along with Felipe Fuentes on the City Council). So when it comes down to it, vote for my homie Alex!

Attorney General: ENDORSEMENT, Jonathan Jaech (Libertarian). I had high hopes for Kamala Harris when she was elected. She’s disappointed on many fronts, not the least of which is that civil rights organizations in California can’t get the time of day out of her office on the issue of implementation of existing laws regarding police training to deal with hate crimes. Vote Libertarian to help keep them on the ballot. I may disagree with them on many issues, primarily economic, but their viewpoint is an important one in the public debate.

Insurance Commissioner: DUAL ENDORSEMENT, Dave Jones (Democratic incumbent) and Nathalie Hrizi (Peace & Freedom Party). Dave Jones is probably the best public servant in statewide elected office in California, but in the primary this is another opportunity to keep PFP on the ballot. Nathalie is with the Party of Socialism & Liberation (PSL), a faction which is not dominated by the Berkeley Bullsheviks.

Superintendent of Public Instruction: ENDORSEMENT, Tom Torlakson (Democrat – although the office is theoretically non-partisan– and incumbent). Don’t be fooled by Lydia Gutierrez who happens to have a Hispanic name. She’s a right-wing freak and an anti-semite. She accused me and another Jew in a Catholic Church of being “baby killers” because we don’t agree with her theological views on abortion (and Oh BTW, she’s not Catholic, she’s in some ultra-right wing Protestant sect).

Ted Lieu

Ted Lieu

33rd District, House of Representatives: TRIPLE ENDORSEMENT, Ted Lieu (Democrat), Barbara Mullvaney (Democrat), Marianne Williamson (Independent). Ted Lieu has been my State Senator and earlier my Assembly member for years and I’ve been singularly impressed by him. He especially deserves a lot of credit for having introduced and gotten signed into law the first ban ever on so-called “Gay Conversion Therapy” and

Barbara Mullvaney

Barbara Mullvaney

that is no small achievement. That law is now before the U.S. Supreme Court but other states have followed suit with their own legislation based on Ted’s trailblazing bill. Bottom line is, if you want something done in Congress and if you want competent and efficient constituent service, you’re going to get it from Ted.

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Barbara Mullvaney is your candidate if you want somebody who really understands international and human rights law and the foreign policy implications of both. If you really want to shake up Washington DC, then Marianne Williamson is for you.

Bob Olmsted & Private Investigator Alex Salazar

Bob Olmsted & Private Investigator Alex Salazar

Los Angeles County Sheriff:  ENDORSEMENT, Bob Olmsted.  Not even a close call despite all the candidates.

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Fletcher Bowron was a racist


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End Racial Sentencing disparities


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