Adios Harald Martin!

The O.C. Register reported today that former Anaheim Union High School District Board Member Harald Martin, a rabid anti-Mexican who is also a Republican, won’t be running for an open seat on the AUHSD Board of Education. Thank God!

Martin resigned from that seat a few weeks ago, after Latino activists pressured him into quitting by collecting signatures to force a special election.

The Register article included a list of the candidates for this seat:

  • Vernon F. Beckett, retired teacher
  • Jordan Brandman, educator/city commissioner
  • Denis Fitzgerald, retired corporation president
  • Robert J. Flores, businessman

Brandman, a Democrat, almost won a seat on the AUHSD school board last year. He is the clear favorite to win the open seat this time around. His supporters include both Democrats and Republicans.

There has been some sentiment by Latino activists in Anaheim that the seat should go to a Latino, but I never heard of Robert J. Flores. His designation of “businessman” doesn’t tell me much. At least Brandman can say that he has worked in the California Department of Education. I do look forward to finding out more about Flores. We will report what we discover here on the Orange Juice.

Martin said he won’t be attending AUHSD school board meetings. Instead, he will be dedicating “much of his energy in coming months on issues related to the fight against illegal immigration.” What a loser! Adios Harald Martin! Please stay away this time…

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