UPDATE: Perez was interviewed at his alleged home by O.C. Register reporter Andrew Galvin, who reported that Perez magically knew what sort of toothpaste was in his restroom and what sort of soda was in his refrigerator. Perez however did NOT provide any solid evidence that he has been living at the home in question – no driver’s license and no utility bills. His residence remains in doubt. Click here to read Galvin’s article.
Remember when Democrat Phu Nguyen ran for the 68th Assembly District, in 2010, and there was a scandal as to whether or not he was a carpetbagger? That may have ultimately cost him that election. Now he is running around promoting his fellow liberal, Julio Perez, who is running for the 69th Assembly District. And guess what? It looks like Perez might be an even bigger carpetbagger!
The O.C. Register is reporting that a process server who tried to serve Perez with documents stemming from a lawsuit by a company trying to recover credit card debt from Perez was unable to find him at the address he is registered to vote at. Instead a woman named Yolanda Estrada told the process server that she lives at the address in question.
Perez later said that he does live there and that she may have been a previous tenant. Unless she is a ghost, I can’t see how she was there previously when the process server said she lives there now.
Perez is backed by the unions. He currently works for the union behind all those ridiculous grocery store strikes. You know, the ones that cost jobs and resulted in the shut down of many unionized grocery stores.
Guys who do what Perez do typically make well over six figures and they don’t tend to live in blue collar communities. I find it very easy to believe that this guy probably has a swanky condo in a city populated by others who are in the 1%.
Who is lying? Well, why would a process server lie? This mess is looking very bad for Perez.
The leading Hispanic candidate in the 69th Assembly District primary election is Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez. She grew up in Santa Ana and yes, she still lives here.
UPDATE: Perez now says he does live at the address in question, according to the Voice of OC, which is funded by organized labor. No proof of that was presented in the Voice of OC article, and they didn’t explain why no one in his neighborhood knows him. They did admit that he has barely lived in the district, if at all:
Perez grew up in Anaheim and lived a block from the 69th State Assembly District lines for most of his life. In 2000, he moved to San Juan Capistrano after his parents bought a manufactured home there.
In 2001, he moved to Michigan after being accepted into the University of Michigan’s master’s degree program for public policy. Two years later, he came back to Orange County and has lived in Anaheim, Cypress, Westminster and Santa Ana during the last few years.