Renison aka Juan Ray Renison Rosas is a dual citizen with Mexican and American citizenship. He was a candidate for the Mexican Senate for the far-left Green Party in 2012 and appears to also have been a candidate in 2010 for the Camera de Deputados de Baja California, that is the Baja state assembly for the “Partido Estatal de Baja California (Baja State Party). He is also the owner of a cross-border, customs brokerage business, which could profit considerably from cross-border solutions that he may promote as congressman of the 51st District.
All this represents a serious conflict of interest. As Congressman of the 51st district, he would be dealing with very critical issues that have a huge impact on our national interests, such as the massive spills of sewage and toxic waste coming across the border, NAFTA and border security, as well as illegal immigration.
As Mexican citizen and political activist, who has been a candidate for political office in Mexico and who considers Mexicali, Mexico to be his “homeland” from early childhood, it is a reasonable to ask to which country does he owe his primary loyalty? In Spanish he calls Mexicali his “tierra natal”, his homeland, native land or literally the land of his birth. His first choice would have been a political career in Mexico. It seems that he entered politics in the U.S. because he had trouble being elected to office in Mexico. A political career in the U.S was his second choice. Yet, when speaking in English, he says he is absolutely loyal to the U.S. That is difficult to believe, given his prior background in Mexico of political activism with left-wing parties.
The voters ought to be informed about this conflict of interest and divided loyalty that he has as a dual citizen.
On page 29 of this register of candidates for the Mexican Senate lists “John Ray Renison Rosas” as a substitute candidate for the Mexican Senate in the 2012 election in Mexico.
At this link towards the bottom of the page, “Juan Renison” is also mentioned in 2010 as a candidate for the Camera de Deputados de Baja, California
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Durante la semana pasada se fue deshojando la margarita y en Mexicali suman ya tres los candidatos a Presidente Municipal, en orden de aparición y de aprobación de sus respectivas militancias están ya por el PAN con RAÚL LÓPEZ MORENO, mientras que por el PRI van con FRANCISCO PÉREZ TEJADA PADILLA y ayer el Partido Estatal de Baja California (PEBC) postuló a JORGE GALLEGO SALAS, quien encabezó el evento con los integrantes de su planilla y de los candidatos a Diputados FRANCISCO BARRAZA, MARCO VIZCARRA, JUAN RENISON, NORMA ALICIA ARREOLA, NATY RIVERA Y HUMBERTO BELTRÁN LÓPEZ.. En la sede de la Canaco se realizó la presentación de los candidatos pebecistas que le apuestan a la experiencia, eficacia y honradez de su candidato que al dirigirse a decenas de asistentes pidió trabajar intensamente para lograr el triunfo electoral y orientar el Gobierno hacia la atención de las necesidades sociales con los principios a los que se ajustan los perfiles de los seis candidatos a Diputados locales, de los cuales 4 son ciudadanos de la sociedad civil y 2 son miembros activos del PEBC… (LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA, JESÚS JIMÉNEZ, JAVIER MEJÍA URIBE Y FUENTEOVEJUNA)
In this Reader Article John Renison is quoted as saying he is from Mexicali, Mexico, but has lived several years in the U.S.
“I’m from Mexicali,” says Renison. “But I have spent four years in San Diego, and three years in Boston where I met my wife and we had our two children.
Renison was also named to serve on a kind commission by the Mexicali Ayuntamiento (City Council) to help put together a “Plan for the Development of Mexicali”.
This writer (Roger Ogden) informed the Republican Central Committee about these issues via an email to 48 of the San Diego Republican Central Committee Members on April 8th, just before the committee was to vote on endorsements. The Central Committee willfully ignored the information and endorsed Renison without any discussion at all of the issues of national loyalty and conflict of interest regarding his customs brokerage business. Before the overwhelming vote to endorse him, Renison admitted that he was a dual citizen and that he was a candidate for the Mexican Senate in 2012.
This video is the response by John Renison, made on April 8, 2018. The very next day he admitted being a dual citizen and a political candidate in Mexico in recent years. He says in English that he puts America first, but in reality he puts Mexico first. He tried for several years to start a political career in Mexico, before running for office on the American side of the border. Mexico, his “homeland”, was obviously his first choice.
Renison refers to Ogden as a “hater” and “ignorant”, just for suggesting he could have a conflict of interest. This kind of name-calling is the tactic the radical left uses to marginalize and silence their critics.
This video below was taken at the 80th Caucus Central Committee Meeting in Chula Vista on April 5, 2018. Shockingly, the San Diego GOP led by Chairman Tony Krvaric endorsed him.
Renison says right up front that he does not not want to talk about his bio anymore. That’s understandable, because he grew up in Mexico, has dual Mex/US citizenship and never finished college. He tried to start a political career in Mexico, first. He also owns very substantial cross-border customs brokerage business interests in Mexico that may reap huge profits from positions that he would support as a Congressman in CA-51, a border district. He says we all know that Mexican customs officials are corrupt and he should know, because he dealt intimately with them every day in his business. His main qualification, he touts, is that he speaks perfect Spanish — because he grew up in Mexico — and also speaks perfect English, which makes it easier to bamboozle American voters.