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Buck McKeon To Form Government Relations Consulting Firm

Former Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Buck McKeon

After 22 years in Congress, former Congressman Buck McKeon is creating McKeon Group LLC, “a consulting firm providing strategic analysis, advocacy and comprehensive government relations” for its clients. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. McKeon served 11 terms as Santa Clarita’s representation in the House of Representatives, his most recent term ending in January ...

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SCV’s Once And Future Senator: Sharon Runner

Sharon Runner will face no opposition in the special election for California’s 21st Senate District, as she was the only candidate to file for the seat.

Story courtesy of SCV News. Sharon Runner will face no opposition in the special election for California’s 21st Senate District, as she was the only candidate to file for the seat. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The filing deadline was Friday. The seat was declared vacant after its previous occupant, Steve Knight, ...

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McKeon Did Not Submit Bill For Cemex

Former Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Buck McKeon

Congress voted Thursday to pass the National Defense Authorization Act without a Cemex bill, despite efforts by Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and future SCV congressman, state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Congressman-elect Steve Knight, who’s set to take McKeon’s place in January, said he made efforts to try ...

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Speculation Begins For Steve Knight’s State Senate Seat

Steve Knight was recently elected to the 25th Congressional District

With state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, to adopt a new title — congressman — speculation has already started over who will be his replacement in the state Senate. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The who is very unclear, regarding Knight’s succession. The how is spelled out in the state’s Election Code, ...

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Obama Declares Portion Of San Gabriel Mountains As National Monument

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Half of the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Santa Clarita, were recently declared a National Monument by President Barack Obama. The president is scheduled to sign the executive order Friday at 1 p.m. at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. The park, like much of the affected mountain area, is in the congressional district of Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, ...

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Political Blog Ranks Lawmakers’ Wealth Through Disclosures

Roll Call Ranks Lawmakers’ Wealth Worth Through Disclosures

A political blog post on Roll Call listed Congressman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, as the fourth poorest U.S. congressional representative, according to a report by Steven Dennis for Hannah Hess’ Hill Blotter. The blog post lists Darrell Issa, R-San Diego, whose worth is estimated at around $357 million, as No. 1 out of our nation’s 535 members of Congress, according ...

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Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon To Receive Santa Clarita Valley YMCA John Fuller Memorial Award

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon To Receive Santa Clarita Valley YMCA John Fuller Memorial Award

Santa Clarita Valley YMCA officials Thursday are welcoming more than 300 business owners and community leaders to the inaugural Heart of the Community Gala at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. This event will celebrate the service of individuals who have made a ...

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Rep. McKeon Awards Local Student With Congressional Award Bronze Medal

Rep. McKeon Awards Local Student With Congressional Award Bronze Medal

Devon Black, a Trinity Classical Academy graduate, was awarded the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in the Congressional Award Program by U.S. Rep Howard “Buck” McKeon. Devon Black recieved the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her reaching her goals and completing the program on Wednesday at City Hall. “The Congressional Award program has challenged me to new levels and ...

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Bipartisan Call Urges Congressman Buck McKeon To Act On Cemex Mine

Bipartisan Call Urges Congressman Buck McKeon To Act On Cemex Mine

A pair of candidates for the 25th Congressional District seat held by Congressman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and a state assemblyman are calling on McKeon to stop an aggregate mine in Canyon Country by reviving a tact he tried in 2001. A letter sent by state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, and Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, urged McKeon “to submit an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill that would declare State Highway 14 a ‘national defense asset’ that would ban the CEMEX mega-mine from moving forward,” the letter stated. In 2001, amendment language on the Highway 14 move was accepted, however it was pulled from the bill during conference committee, Wilk said.

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Saugus Tax Adviser Joins Race For McKeon’s 25th Congressional Seat

Saugus Tax Adviser Joins Race For McKeon's 25th Congressional Seat

A Santa Clarita tax adviser is throwing his hat in the ring for the 25th Congressional District, seeking the seat held by Congressman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, for more than 20 years. Troy Castagna, 37, of Saugus, who runs his business TC Financial, out of a Santa Clarita Valley office. Castagna acknowledged he was a relatively late-comer to the race, but also said he was spurred to run after finding out about who the presumptive front-runners were for the Republican Party.

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