Todd Spitzer’s campaign sent out a mailer absolutely shredding his sole opponent, Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly. The mailer is totally brutal and very well designed (by Jim Bieber). According to Bieber, the mailer was sent to Republican voters in the 68th Assembly District, although Spitzer is running for the overlapping Third District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The hit piece reminds voters about a wild night Pauly had last year. The OC Weekly reported that “on the night of February 5, when Pauly and her husband, James, enjoyed a night out at Mr. Stox in Anaheim. James drove down Katella Avenue and into a Orange Police Department DUI checkpoint run by Officer Armando Plascencia, the Wilt Chamberlain of DUI arrests in California. To evade the checkpoint, James swerved into a driveway, crashed his Porsche onto the curb, and got stuck.”
Pauly apparently argued with the police officer and was almost arrested for interfering with the police. Why she let her husband drive while drunk is a good question.
For Spitzer this attack is a no-brainer. He is a former deputy District Attorney and public safety is what he has based his entire political career on.
The shame of all this is that Spitzer is a terrible pro-union candidate with a sordid record of pandering to public employee unions. Unfortunately he scared off any decent opponents leaving the voters only the choice of voting for him or for Pauly, who is known mostly for her anti-Muslim and anti-Latino comments.
It should be noted that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association chose to endorse Pauly, not Spitzer.