The Jake Files

April 19, 2006

Councilman Sepulveda to Appear at Sun Lakes Country Club Sunday 04-23

As reported on AZCentral.com:

Martin Sepulveda, a Chandler city councilman and a commander in the Naval Reserve who is recently back from active duty in Iraq, will speak at the breakfast meeting of the Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 in Sun Lakes at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the Mirror Room of Sun Lakes Country Club.

He will speak about his experiences during eight months working with Marines in Iraq. He has been called to active duty four times – Kosovo, the first Gulf War and twice for Iraq.

No word on whether he will discuss City issues, such as why he is entitled to salary continuation while called up to active duty, while rank and file City employees who are called to active duty are not.  Or whether he'll discuss his mishandling of the Pentz firing or the potential recall.  Not sure if there will be recall petitions circulated at the appearance – contact submit@chandleraz.biz to find out.

So, in all seriousness, let's keep one thing in mind.  Councilman Sepulveda should be prepared to discuss all these things, or anything else for that matter, any time he appears at a public event.  But the group he is appearing before is a veterans' group expecting to hear about veterans' and military issues.  If anyone shows up to protest, sign petitions, etc., please be respectful of the venue.  Councilman Sepulveda and the veterans he will address have served our nation and deserve our respect for that service.

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3 Comments »

  1. No word on whether he will discuss City issues, such as why he is entitled to salary continuation while called up to active duty, while rank and file City employees who are called to active duty are not.

    I’d seriously like to hear his rationale for this one, too. It seems quite inappropriate.

    Comment by Geo — April 19, 2006 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  2. I’d love to see those Jewish War Veterans make him squirm. 🙂

    Comment by A.M. — April 19, 2006 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  3. I think you all should be ashamed for trying to undermine a veteran of this country no matter what your personal views may be on th eperson. I am not in tuned with your city’s politics, however find it very disturbing that you would talk of a veteran in this manner. Especially a veteran of several tours. What have you done for your country today?

    Comment by Proud Vet — July 14, 2006 @ 12:11 am | Reply


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