AD73: Aaron Park Falsely Accuses Anna Bryson of Not Working to Build the Republican Party
By Art Sanchez, Campaign Manager, Anna Bryson for State Assembly 2014
This is the 1st in a series of blog posts meant to set the record straight with regard to Anna Bryson
OC Politics blogger Aaron Park, from the Bill Brough for Assembly camp, smeared Anna Bryson as not being a party-builder either locally or outside South Orange County, as follows:
“People have the right to expect Republican officeholders…to be party builders who will promote the GOP outside their districts and who will build the GOP. Bryson has no such history, and worse what history she does have with the GOP is awful.”
A lie – very, very few people in Orange County have as extensive a history of helping the Republican Party as Bryson. Just look at her record:
- Trustee, Clerk (and past President and past Vice President), Board of Education, Capistrano (Calif.) Unified School District. December 2006-present.
- Executive Committee, State Central Committee, California Republican Party, 2011-2013
- Women’s Co-Chair, Meg Whitman for Governor, 2010
- National Committee, Women for McCain, 2008
- Statewide Coalitions Director, Victory ’06, California Republican Party, 2006
- Statewide Coalitions Director, Tony Strickland for Controller, 2006.
- Assistant Treasurer, Executive Committee, Republican Party of Orange County, 2006-2010
- Political consultant, Diane Harkey for State Senate, 2005-2006. 35th State Senatorial District.
- Chair, Budget and Expenditures, California Republican Party, 2004-2006
- Orange County Co-Chair, Bush-Cheney presidential campaign, 2004
- Commissioner, Office of Protocol, Orange County (appointed), 2002-2004
- President, Orange County Federation of Republican Women, 2002-2003
- Central Committee, Republican Party of Orange County, 2001-2010
- State Central Committee, California Republican Party, 2000-present
- President, Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated, 1999-2001
Also: Alternate Delegate, 2004 Republican National Convention; named “Woman of the Year” for 73rd Assembly District; past recipient, CRP Chairman’s “Volunteer of Year” Award; past recipient, Orange County Republican Party “Volunteer of the Year” Award; past recipient, Orange County Federation of Republican Women “Volunteer of the Year” Award.
So much for Park’s falsehood that Bryson has “no history” of building the Republican Party.
When Park attacked Bryson for supposedly not participating in the Republican Party, he also violated President Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” In his 1990 autobiography, President Reagan said (p. 150) of the 11th Commandment: “It’s a rule I followed during [the 1966] campaign [for governor of California] and have ever since.”
Smears of the sort made by Park against Bryson poison the atmosphere inside the Republican Party and are exactly what Reagan warned against and opposed when he invoked the 11th Commandment.
Questions? Contact Art Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org.