FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2014
CONTACT: Justin Matheson, Revolvis, 800-916-1770, Ext. 8
Court makes determination that Anna Bryson voted to save taxpayers in Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo and Talega $59 million
Opponents Frivolous Lawsuit Against Bryson falls short
(Laguna Niguel, Calif.) – Yesterday, the Anna Bryson for Assembly campaign went to court in Sacramento to fight a frivolous lawsuit filed by Eugene Dale Tyler and Bill Brough’s campaign team. Their attempt was to strike down a section of Bryson’s ballot statement, claiming that Anna Bryson didn’t return $59 million dollars to taxpayers. The Judge affirmed Anna Bryson voted to save taxpayers $59 million and it will remain in her ballot statement.
Included in statements submitted to the court was a letter from John Alpay, President of the board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District, which definitively states:
I am familiar with the circumstances and events described in her [Anna Bryson’s] declaration… The actions of the Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District, of which Anna Bryson is a member, have resulted in monies being returned to the taxpayers of the district.
“This frivolous lawsuit is a desperate attempt from the fading Bill Brough campaign to make news—they have very little resources left and will try anything to be heard.” commented Justin Matheson, campaign spokesman. “The Judge reaffirms that Anna Bryson voted to save the taxpayers $59 million and asked that the language refer to the savings instead of the return. It’s money going back into their family’s budget and a welcome relief in these trying economic times.”
As a trustee on the board of the ninth largest, highest performing school district, Capistrano Unified School District, Bryson is one of California’s leading education reformers. Ed Voice and the California Charter Schools Association Advocates endorse Bryson. She steered the district’s budget process to stability over 7 years while balancing the checkbook, providing transparency and increasing educational excellence for all children. Bryson is a former 73rd Assembly District Woman of the Year.
As a businesswoman, Bryson provided budget, government-relations and media-relations guidance to hotels and restaurants, real-estate developers, car dealers and other businesses. She is running for the seat currently held by Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, who is not seeking reelection because of term limits.