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Parry Announces Dick Mountjoy as Campaign Chairman, Mayor Hosting Event for Blackburn and Spicer

Local officials have begun taking sides in the race for two open Monrovia City Council seats.

A former state senator has signed on to help lead the campaign of a local City Council write-in candidate as Monrovia's mayor plans to host an introduction event for the two candidates on the ballot.

Dick Mountjoy, a former mayor of Monrovia and former California State Senator, will serve as the chairman of Robert Parry's campaign along with Dr. Jules Bagneris, the candidate announced Monday.

"Robert has shown tremendous courage by stepping up to offer leadership when this community needs it," said Mountjoy in a prepared statement. "This reflects the kind of determination and dedication you'd expect from a man who has served his country three times in war, and I fully support him."

Meanwhile, Mayor Mary Ann Lutz has sent out invitations for a Mar. 9 campaign event she's hosting for Larry Spicer and Alexander Blackburn, the two candidates on the ballot. Lutz has officially endorsed both Blackburn and Spicer.

"I wanted to do an event so that people could get to know both of them," Lutz said, noting that the event was scheduled before Parry announced his write-in candidacy. She decided not to add him since she is not endorsing him, she said.

Spicer's campaign is being run by Charlotte Schamadan, according to Lutz. Blackburn said he is managing his own campaign along with Pat McClosky.

Blackburn is also endorsed by retiring Councilman Joe Garcia, Councilman Tom Adams, and School Board Member Rob Hammond, among others, he said. Spicer is endorsed by former mayors Bob Bartlett and Lara Larramendi and Congresswoman Judy Chu, among others, according to his campaign website.

The three candidates are vying for two open seats on the council in an election that will be decided on April 9.

Mike Vallejo March 02, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Dear TA, Without your name, I wonder if you even live in Monrovia? Your Right in America...... is awesome. I agree. Such strong thoughts and opinions should come from citizens, or businesswomen, or businessmen in this city. Right?
Gayle M. Montgomery March 03, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Mike, so sorry you have had such adversarial health issues. I'm glad your family has rallied round for support, and I hope you continue to get quality care. The last thing you need is to have stressors from your neighbor. As for Debra, if you gotta tell me you won't recognize my name because you got married, you are not whom you say you are. More gamesmanship. I smelled that one, early on. If you gotta call out that fact, and you have never posted on the Patch before, you're not bold enough to be you. Kinda cowardly in my book.
Totally anonymous March 03, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Some people should stop living in the past.
Avery C. March 04, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Ms. Wilkins, Michael is Mr Spicers most recent targeted victim. The rest of the neighbores have had to deal with him for many years. Being a personal friend of one of the neighbors I have experienced first hand what this man is all about. His insulting comments, gestures, and racial slurs. He has a mean streak inside his heart and if anyone is filled with hatred it is Mr. Spicer. This is a nice block, with good families who have nothing to gain from making this up. Why should they speak up now when the few who have spoken are not being believed. These people are fed up and tired and will have to deal with him whether he wins or loses the election. Mr. Spicer claims to be a changed man, how is this possible when he cant even come to terms with the truth. Im sure he is currently on his best behavior and the ones that will benefit from this the most will be his own family. You question why the police are not called with each incident. Well, maybe that will be the case moving forward. Im guessing that at the time it seemed pretty awkward to call for someone calling you a "B" or "white B" or some rude comment, gesture or domestic violence that was repeatedly denied. Ms. Wilkins, would you call the police if your neighbor (who happens to be on the council) comes out to his front yard to retrieve his newspaper in his "brief" underwear?(on several occassions). Im sure we all have a difficult person in our neighborhood, but would you really expect it to be a council member?
Gayle M. Montgomery March 04, 2013 at 07:08 AM
Avery, Monique, or Michael, were there not also remarks that the candidate threatened his neighbors with having code enforcement come out once he was seated on council? I thought that was what I understood, attempting to use the position of the temporary position held as an implicit threat.I am not suggesting in either direction those code violations were valid or invalid. Who wants to put up with that when unjustly accused. As I understood the story, it was an attempt to intimidate the neighbors into silence. Did I misunderstand the circumstances?
Mike Vallejo March 05, 2013 at 05:12 AM
Dear Gail, :) Greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Code Enforcement came to our home and we passed the height concern of our Plumeria. Three letters mailed to us from the City Code Enforcement. Two Officer's had to make a trip here, for no reason. Larry confronted me at a Best Buy and replied, "That our trees and bushes could only be 4ft high." We passed!!!!! The 4ft law was false. Again, THANK YOU!!!! Thanks for your EMPATHY. Nice! Regards.......michael
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 06:41 AM
HI, Michael, it is as I remembered it. Whew! What a relief. LOL. Seems to me that, given the health issues that you have had to endure, the last thing you should have worry about is how high your plumeria could be. Sigh. Seems to me a compassionate neighbor would factor that into consideration, but that assumes a fact not in evidence. What a waste of city resources. Sorry that you had to go through this kind of abuse of (temporary) authority.
Debra Wilkins March 05, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Hey Michael :), I received a hit on face book regarding you and your family. So I want people here on patch to know you're not telling everything. Your dad almost lost the whole family because of an outside affair. Is this true? And from what I gathered from this young lady who's brother was in the National Guard he was her lover. Is this true Michael. Do I need to put her or his name on here? Ask your dad. If you're going to bash someone you need to start at home. Let it go. Adultery! Hummmmmm
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Ms. Wilkins, your salacious comments are not appreciated. This is yet another intimidation tactic aimed at silencing the neighbors who have had a legitimate beef with Mr. Spicer. Were this just a neighbor to neighbor thing, that would be one thing. What this dialogue revolves around a candidate's ability to represent his community--the WHOLE of his community--without bias as it relates to race or ethnicity and to not abuse the power entrusted to him by appointment or election. There have been substantiated remarks of racial epithets. There have been substantiated remarks about using Code Enforcement as a form of retaliation. Above all, there is a legal dossier that was not revealed that involved some serious and substantiated allegations. There have been corroborated charges of domestic violence and child abuse as well as forgery for the misuse of his brother's credit card. While I believe most human beings have the potential to reform for past transgressions, these repeated anger management issues he has demonstrated with those with whom he most closely lives make his selection as a candidate highly questionable. "Whooping" one's tiny daughter to the point that child abuse had to be repeatedly called is something I, for one, cannot tenant. The criminal allegations are documented here. http://www.monroviaweekly.com/current-news/controversy-surrounding-monrovia-councilman-spicer-grows/
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Further, Ms. Wilkins, I am not responsible for the sins of my father nor are you. The same can be said of Mr. Vallejo or any other member of our society. Stick to the discussion at hand. Mr. Vallejo is not a candidate for City Council and, most specifically, neither is his father and some unnamed woman you are threatening to smear. That is petty and ridiculous.
Monique Tully March 05, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Well Debra you can vote for whom ever you want and so can I thats why there are 3 choices , theres one thing thats bothering me tho I dont know anyone by your name and you say we are the best of friends? , but you seem to know me so why dont you tell me who you are and send me a private note in email and tell me why you dont believe me , if you know me so well you know that I stand up for what I believe is right and when I know someone has wronged innocent people I will back them as long I know the truth . So if you know me so well then you know I dont lie ....Oh and ask any woman on here if their husband has ever "irked " them .So lets vote Parry and Blackburn !!! and get on with the elections!
Mike Vallejo March 05, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Debra, Shame Shame Shame On you!!!! When you get cornered in your cage regarding a ,"You got caught," w all your replies and feedback you resort to change the subject about Larry and toss in a strange accusation about my family. My Dad is 70, I doubt many young woman would be interested in being a mistress. My sister went USC for 5 years and bought a house 3 homes down. I moved my choice. We never had our family torn apart. My parents are married as of today and no women have ever crawled into our window at night. And why don't you give us the NAME OF THE PERSON who told you, who facebooked you. Why wouldn't she log on here and say it. Why tell you. I'd love to see the woman that hit you up. Your cornered and now you have to resort to a lie regarding my Dad. If we split then why did my sister buy a house in Monrovia three houses down? Why did we eat dinner every Sat and attend Church and eat together at my sister's? You just magically hot a hit. I want to see her name, please. Thanks, in advance........Michael
Jim Derosier March 05, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Avery C, great comments, this is Jim Derosier now that I have been dragged into this thing with Larry Spicer I have many great and serious comments to share. They will be out soon......
Mike Vallejo March 05, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Oh yeah, I need EVERYONE'S help. Contact this lady on Facebook that hit up Debra and Everybody can mssge her and ask her questions. Then she can reply to you w all the questions and specific details about us. Thanks
Mike Vallejo March 05, 2013 at 07:11 PM
What's her name? City? EVERYONE CAN SEE HER and MESSAGE HER, SO WE CAN ASK HER TO SHARE EACH AND EVERY MESSAGE to get the details, of the Young Secret Lover that my Dad has. As always Thanks in Advance.
Debra Wilkins March 05, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Her brother name is Al Flores. Ask your dad about her! Your dad was his barber..
Mike Vallejo March 05, 2013 at 07:46 PM
What is her Facebook Name? & City? I would like to see her on Facebook. Not Al Flores who hit you up just a couple of hours ago. Thanks in advance.
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Thank you for sounding in, Mr. Derosier. I look forward to learning any additional info you have to share in this regard.
Mike Vallejo March 05, 2013 at 08:52 PM
OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE SURE DO KNOW AL FLORES :) :) :) Why did LARRY SPICER LEAVE THE MILITARY AFTER 23 YEARS WHEN HE ONLY HAD 2 YEARS LEFT. NOT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO DO CONSTRUCTION?!?!?! Hmmmmmmmmmm No ADULTERY! And GET A GOOD KICK WHEN YOU ASK LARRY WHY he all of a sudden left before the 25. :)
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Mike, Debra is not the real name of a real person. It's a coward trying to draw you out to upset you. Who cares if what that desperate person thinks your father has had an affair? This is a person who knows you have head health issues and is trying to bait you into snapping. For all we know, it could be the devil himself taunting you.
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Is it interesting that Ms. Wilkins' contact is in the National Guard? Hmmmmm.
Gayle M. Montgomery March 05, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Mike, was Larry in the National Guard?
Mike Vallejo March 06, 2013 at 12:45 AM
We can ask him. He is on this Patch under a Fake name . This is a hear say, not sure about National Guard/Army (His bio says about what Country he fought in I think) and at somepoint he worked his way up to the commissary.
Gayle M. Montgomery March 06, 2013 at 07:47 AM
I want to thank Jimmy O'Balles for coming forth tonight and speaking on behalf of the people on Atara Street who conveyed they had been bullied and/or caused names. Jimmy is a great leader and a friend who will not stand by and tolerate people being disrespected in this manner. It's sad that it had to come to this, but Jimmy did a yeoman's job of carrying the torch. There were a good number of Latinos in the audience who knew of the circumstances and came to show their support. We do not need divisive politics in our town. There is no room for bullying on the basis of one's disability, for name calling on the basis of race or ethnicity, or in abusing the privilege of an appointed position to try to bully your neighbors. Life is too short to put up with this kind of garbage. As I have said before, in a disaster, we must all pull together. Let's not make a disaster of personal interactions with those in our community such that there is none to turn to.
karl bolshiehater March 08, 2013 at 03:02 AM
So you guys think spicer left the mil cuzza hitting a smaller, weaker being? a WOMAN, he struck? Not nice at all. Not gonna vote for a prson who hits the smaller ones simply because they are weaker than his big big muscles! His brain, if he hit a lady, is very very very very small, yes? So EFF the a-hole,
karl bolshiehater March 08, 2013 at 03:03 AM
NOW--we all knowz the city is MORE corrupted than Bell and Vernon, right? say yay, or nay, and then..if the YAYS prevail...the Voice of Doom will spill more hite about this dirty little VIOLENT mess over overpaid Bolshivists, straight OUT OF SERBIA and BOSNIA! YUP, the red commies got their tails licked in the early part of the 20th cent. They hadda fless else the Cossacks would have had some talking to di, telling them how it felt to be under the Bloshevists, the Leninists, the Stalinists. Well, every Bolshie who murdered Cossack hosuewife before AND after raping her body before the eyes of her husband and her sons and gils...every blishie went home and raped his own wife after he raped my sisters! Then, he moved to argentina, and his wife had the rape baby! Then the rape baby hadda baby or whatever. BUT--some Bolsheviks (Lenin's sluts) moved to MONROVIA. We are ruled by red commies. all of them are a-theistic. they care for nothing but LAND. the agenda 21 shite is for realz, people. Monrovia City Councail and MPD are 100% corrupted by weed money. every kid who dies here in a weed war? His mother can sue thiese effing HEAP of slimey bolshevikas--the spawn of JOSEPH STALIN.
karl bolshiehater March 08, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Gail for WIND: we do need DIVISION in this city. YOUR croomk friends shall elave the country!
Ms.IngridHolmes March 31, 2013 at 09:21 PM
My Auntie wanted to add that this Spicer Family is just like a modern, "Ike & Tina" Turner.
Ms.IngridHolmes March 31, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Still reading these. Remember Ike & Tina Turner. You do not need another Ike(Spicer) in your city.
Bill C. March 31, 2013 at 10:21 PM
You only need 20 years active in the Army to get retirement pay.

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