by Andi Boggs | April 25, 2017
One afternoon two summers ago I was on my way to a Chula Vista city council meeting when I passed the police station and noticed a man standing out front speaking into a mega phone and being filmed by a cameraman while 2 other people held vertical banners that read Marinelli for Assembly. Being interested in Chula Vista politics I went over and had the pleasure of meeting Louis J. Marinelli, a man 5 years my junior who was running as an Independent against the Democrat candidate Lorena Gonzalez for the 80th district of the California Assembly. He eventually lost the election to the popular assemblywoman in the heavily Democratic district, however Louis Marinelli has recieved considerable coverage in the mainstream media over the last year for his role as the leader of the YesCalifornia movement which supports the seccession of California from the U.S.
In September of 2015, I did a podcast with Louis as a guest and he shared many insights with me. Tonight I was surprised to turn on the TV to check the news and low and behold I see a photograph of Louis Marinelli on the Rachel Maddow show! It was the first time and will maybe be the only time I have seen Rachel Maddow talk about some one I know and it was pretty cool.
Listen to the podcast I recorded with Louis Marinelli in September 2015.