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Murdered Pleasanton man wins GOP central committee seat

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 5:03 pm in 2008 June primary, Alameda County, Republican politics.

Ernie Scherer of Pleasanton, who was found brutally murdered with his wife on March 14 in their home, has been elected posthumously to the Alameda County Republican Central Committee.

Scherer had received 4,758 votes as of Monday’s tally at the Alameda County election web site.

Voters were to choose six people among nine candidates and Scherer came in third place behind David Latour and Douglas Miller.

The Central Committee must now vote to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.

In order of votes, the other candidates were: Brian Eschen, Deslar Patten, Christopher Kuhn, Daniel Byards, Andrew Latour and Gregg Byars.

The police still have no arrested any suspects in the Scherer murder case, according to a recent story in the Contra Costa Times.

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  • RR

    Maybe it was a posthumous tribute to the man. If not, it’s certainly an indication of keen voter interest in GOP happenings.

  • RR

    Maybe it was a posthumous tribute to the man. If not, it’s certainly an indication of keen voter interest in GOP happenings.

  • Bernie Quigley

    same thing happened with Abram Wilson. It’s a sympathy thing. much cheaper than flowers.

  • Bernie Quigley

    same thing happened with Abram Wilson. It’s a sympathy thing. much cheaper than flowers.

  • Renegade GOP

    Dear Ernie,

    I am so sorry for what has happened to you and Charlene. You were one of the nicest persons I had met in all of my years in politics. In my experience with you were a happy warrior. You fought hard for all of the issues and candidates you felt passionate about. And unlike many modern Republicans, politics for you was not blood sport. If I disagreed with you we were always friends when we ran into each other.

    I remember the last time I saw you and Charlene at a Republican women’s BBQ. We had not seen each other in years and you and Charlene were as gracious as ever.

    Ernie I am very sad that you are no longer with us I will miss you greatly.

    With Deep Regrets,
    Renegade GOP

  • Renegade GOP

    Dear Ernie,

    I am so sorry for what has happened to you and Charlene. You were one of the nicest persons I had met in all of my years in politics. In my experience with you were a happy warrior. You fought hard for all of the issues and candidates you felt passionate about. And unlike many modern Republicans, politics for you was not blood sport. If I disagreed with you we were always friends when we ran into each other.

    I remember the last time I saw you and Charlene at a Republican women’s BBQ. We had not seen each other in years and you and Charlene were as gracious as ever.

    Ernie I am very sad that you are no longer with us I will miss you greatly.

    With Deep Regrets,
    Renegade GOP

  • http://www.constitutionalrepublicans.org/ Joanne, Alameda Co. Republican

    No ill-will directed towards Mr. Scherer but I must say, the Alameda County Republican Party has dug a huge hole for itself.

    Chairman Paul Cummings can’t manage to get any of his members to attend any of his meaningless meetings. Seems as though local Republicans are having a tough time getting behind poor leadership. Time for a house cleaning. No “Neo-Cons,” No RINO’s,” and No more “Liberal Republicans” anymore! Can the real Republicans please stand up?

    Maybe the new members on the committee will be able to turn things around for the local Republican Party. Then again, that might be wishful thinking. I’m a Republican, but I don’t like McCain (or Bush) and O’bama Husain scares me half to death. Why must it always be the lesser of two-evils? Can sombody help us?

    http://www.ConstitutionalRepublicans.org/

  • http://www.constitutionalrepublicans.org/ Joanne, Alameda Co. Republican

    No ill-will directed towards Mr. Scherer but I must say, the Alameda County Republican Party has dug a huge hole for itself.

    Chairman Paul Cummings can’t manage to get any of his members to attend any of his meaningless meetings. Seems as though local Republicans are having a tough time getting behind poor leadership. Time for a house cleaning. No “Neo-Cons,” No RINO’s,” and No more “Liberal Republicans” anymore! Can the real Republicans please stand up?

    Maybe the new members on the committee will be able to turn things around for the local Republican Party. Then again, that might be wishful thinking. I’m a Republican, but I don’t like McCain (or Bush) and O’bama Husain scares me half to death. Why must it always be the lesser of two-evils? Can sombody help us?

    http://www.ConstitutionalRepublicans.org/

  • http://www.constitutionalrepublicans.org/ Walter, GOP Livermore City-Chair

    In the days before the June 3rd Election, Alameda County Republican Party Chairman, Paul Cummings sent out emails to Republican voters, in Alameda County, asking them to vote for Mr. Scherer, even though he had already passed away. Seems odd?

    Now, while the Democrats work towards getting Obama into office, McNearney re-elected in CD 11 and Bucanan elected in AD 15… the Republican Party leadership is busy suing their own Republican volunteers.

    I’m beginning to question Chairman Paul Cummings’ tactics of “Building Our Republican Party”. Resisting Republican volunteers elected to the Central Committee, by the voters, seems to be counter-productive to Party needs as we get closer to the November Election.

    I’m sure that local Democrats will sit back and enjoy all of the problems that Chairman Paul Cummings has created for the Republican Party… but what can you expect from a self-proclaimed, “Liberal Republican”?

    The Republican Party is shrinking and the Party leadership doesn’t seem to care about it, one bit!

    Way to go Chairman Paul Cummings, like the Democrats needed any more help winning elections, great job!

    *You can get more info about the Chairman and his lawsuit being brought against the seven Republicans elected and certified to serve on the Alameda County Republican Central Committee here…

    http://www.ConstitutionalRepublicans.org/

    *Look for -BREAKING NEWS- (Towards top of home page)

    *Click on the link provided to view the official Press Release

    ~For Liberty~

  • http://www.constitutionalrepublicans.org/ Walter, GOP Livermore City-Chair

    In the days before the June 3rd Election, Alameda County Republican Party Chairman, Paul Cummings sent out emails to Republican voters, in Alameda County, asking them to vote for Mr. Scherer, even though he had already passed away. Seems odd?

    Now, while the Democrats work towards getting Obama into office, McNearney re-elected in CD 11 and Bucanan elected in AD 15… the Republican Party leadership is busy suing their own Republican volunteers.

    I’m beginning to question Chairman Paul Cummings’ tactics of “Building Our Republican Party”. Resisting Republican volunteers elected to the Central Committee, by the voters, seems to be counter-productive to Party needs as we get closer to the November Election.

    I’m sure that local Democrats will sit back and enjoy all of the problems that Chairman Paul Cummings has created for the Republican Party… but what can you expect from a self-proclaimed, “Liberal Republican”?

    The Republican Party is shrinking and the Party leadership doesn’t seem to care about it, one bit!

    Way to go Chairman Paul Cummings, like the Democrats needed any more help winning elections, great job!

    *You can get more info about the Chairman and his lawsuit being brought against the seven Republicans elected and certified to serve on the Alameda County Republican Central Committee here…

    http://www.ConstitutionalRepublicans.org/

    *Look for -BREAKING NEWS- (Towards top of home page)

    *Click on the link provided to view the official Press Release

    ~For Liberty~

  • Former CCCRCC, CCCDCC, Now descusted with partisan politics

    Like Father, Like Son.

  • Former CCCRCC, CCCDCC, Now descusted with partisan politics

    Like Father, Like Son.