Brett Franklin shilled for Democrats at OC GOP Central Committee meeting

When former Santa Ana Councilman Brett Franklin spoke against the endorsement of Santa Ana Mayoral Candidate George Collins at the last Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee meeting he had every right to do so, as a member of that Committee – however he did so as a paid staffer to a Democratic political consultant who is running Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s political campaign.  Bad form!

That’s right.  Franklin was termed off the Santa Ana City Council four years ago.  He now works as a staffer to Dennis De Snoo, according to several Pulido insiders, who is consulting not just Pulido, but also Santa Ana Councilman Carlos “Waterbra” Bustamante; Councilman Vince Sarmiento, and Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones. 

And Franklin also works for Pulido as an “adviser” to him with regard to Pulido’s position on the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Board of Directors, according to the AQMD’s website.  Exactly what in Franklin’s resume makes him a worthy consultant regarding air quality?  The guy is a Realtor and former Councilman.  And he lost to an unknown Republican the last time he ran for office – for the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Education.

So, a guy who is paid to work for a Democratic consultant shilled for a Democratic candidate, Pulido, and spoke out against a loyal Republican, Collins, at an OC GOP Central Committee meeting.  And Franklin also works as a paid staffer to said Democratic candidate Pulido, via the AQMD.  Got it?  Good.  Now when is the OC GOP going to reprimand this guy and toss him off the OC GOP Central Committee?

And here is another question to ponder, when is Bustamante, who is a Republican, going to endorse his fellow Republican Collins, for Mayor?

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