Is Claudia Alvarez seeking a judicial appointment, to the O.C. Superior Court?

Measure D may have been all for naught. Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez may not even run again for the Council in November. My sources tell me that there is a very good chance that Alvarez will be appointed to the Superior Court, in Orange County. If that happens, Alvarez will not be allowed to run for the City Council.

So why did Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilman Sal Tinajero sign on to Measure D in the first place? The answer, I think, is that the judicial appointment is not guaranteed. Claudia was hedging her bets by promoting Measure D as a back-up plan.

However, Alvarez broke the law during the Measure D campaign, which was run out of her house. A teacher was recruited by the Measure D campaign to record a robo-call that implied that the local teacher’s union was supporting Measure D. That turned out to be a lie, as the head of the Santa Ana Educator’s Association repudiated it publicly. Even worse, the call did not identify who paid for the call, which is a violation of state law.

According to the L.A. Times
, “The FPPC will investigate if it receives a complaint, but it can also chose to investigate on its own, said spokesman Roman Porter. Those who make such calls without identifying themselves can be fined $5,000 per violation, he said.”

So we all need to call the FPPC and file complaints about the robo-call! To find out how to do that, go to this link. You may also call in an anonymous complaint, to 916-322-5660 or toll free at 866-ASK-FPPC.

The last thing Orange County needs is Alvarez in judicial robes! I would rather see her defeated in her Council reelection bid in November than see her sworn in as a judge. What a horrible mistake that would be!

But lawyers, and judges, are NOT allowed to break the law. Alvarez’ robo-call did break the law. Now we can make sure she is NOT appointed to the Superior Court. Call or write the FPCC right away!

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