You know it’s the Silly Season when the Lincoln Club elites venture out of the $130 million Taj Mahal and have their attorney friends get their hands dirty by suing their opponents for ballot designations. Jack Wu, an NB politico, Daily Pilot columnist and Dana Rohrabacher fan discusses the latest nonsense in a Register piece dated yesterday: Patrascu’s 74th Assembly District ballot designation prompts lawsuit.
There’s a growing list of these nuisance suits. Of many this season, the only worthwhile one we’ve seen occurred when Board of Supervisors Candidate Michelle Steel got nailed by her opponent Allan Mansoor for calling herself a “taxpayer advocate” instead of a member of the Board of Equalization, a taxing agency. But
Patrascu‘s label as a “business owner” is perfectly legitimate. He’s been in business with Assemblyman Eric Linder, and his success two years ago as Assemblyman Travis Allen’s paid Campaign Manager for the 72nd District is well known. Patrascu steered Allen, at the time a local political unknown who’d never held office, to a LANDSLIDE 11-point victory over a well-known but ethically-challenged skunk from Los Alamitos.
That was a hell of an accomplishment, and one we believe he can repeat for himself in the 74th Assembly District race where he’s now competing with the Dinosaur Curry and DUI-awardee Matthew Harper. Harper, currently the rotating Mayor of Huntington Beach, was also appointed during a hiring freeze as Public Affairs Manager for the County’s trash agency in 2011, but he chooses not to identify himself as a County insider and tax taker.
District Director for Assemblyman Travis Allen, took the lead role in organizing our community to save our beach bonfires. Previously, as a Policy Advisor in the State Senate, he was instrumental in helping craft legislation to deal with California’s water and transportation infrastructure needs. Emanuel served as the President of the Orange County Young Republicans and is serving on the advisory committee for the Orange County Trauma Intervention Program and on the Board of Directors of the Guard a Heart Foundation.
One also might question Curry’s ballot designation as he labels himself as a “Businessman/City Council Member” — per his own website, “Recently, Keith retired from a 24 year career as a Managing Director/owner of Public Financial Management” and now nebulously calls himself a “consultant”. Patrascu could easily sue him for a misleading designation, but he won’t play the infantile Name Game.