Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson is an attorney and political consultant in Silicon Valley. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of San Jose Inside.

Posts by Rich Robinson

Government Attorneys Shouldn’t Give Political Legal Advice

Government attorneys represent their clients, which don't always include political candidates.

Going to the city attorney or county counsel for outside legal advice is like going to a proctologist for a head injury. Yes, they are doctors—but they are not the right kind of doctor. Moreover, government attorneys do not represent individuals, they represent the government entity and their advice on legal matters pertaining to political questions is often wrong.

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Compulsory Voting Make Sense for Democrats

Californians no longer have an excuse for not registering to vote.

The real secret to securing political power is, and always will be, voter turnout. Democrats win when there is heavy turnout, and Republicans win with lower turnout. It is just a fact. But what if voting wasn’t just a right for American citizens, but rather a requirement?

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Leadership Starts with Trust

Mayor Sam Liccardo will need to find common ground with opponents on issues outside of pension reform to move the city forward.

The current conundrum at City Hall has been exacerbated by the inability of personalities to work together on Measure B and pension reform. Mayor Sam Liccardo and his opponents should try to find at least one issue on which they agree.

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