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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2014

SOLORIO FOR STATE SENATE CAMPAIGN RUNS SECOND ROUND OF RADIO ADS IN EARLY EFFORT TO HIGHLIGHT OPPONENT’S ETHICAL LAPSES AND VOTE FOR LOOPHOLE AROUND PROP 13

Two New Radio Commercials Discuss Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s Fine by AG’s Office and FPPC For Taking Illegal Campaign Contributions and Her Vote To Circumvent Proposition 13 Protections by Charging Seniors Extra Paramedic Fees

SANTA ANA – The Solorio for State Senate Campaign announced today that they are running another round of early campaign commercials in heavy rotation on local radio to point out opponent Janet Nguyen’s ethical lapses and her effort to circumvent Proposition 13 taxpayer protections by voting for paramedic fees for seniors and people requiring “advanced life support.”

The campaign kicked off their effort in early August by initially running two other radio ads that highlighted Supervisor Nguyen’s use of taxpayer dollars to benefit herself and her inner circle. This second round of radio ads started running late last week.

The two new commercials point out that:

  • Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen voted on March 25, 2014 for an extra $400 ambulance fee for seniors and people requiring “advanced life support” from paramedics. Critics, including two of her colleagues on the County Board of Supervisors, felt that the fee was unnecessary and repetitive. The fee is a loophole to get around Proposition 13 taxpayer protections. (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fee-607018-ambulance-fire.html)
  • Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen was fined a total of $5,000 by the California Attorney General’s Office and Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for illegally creating a legal defense fund she set up to pay her legal bills, for violating state and local campaign finance laws by soliciting campaign donations that exceeded campaign contribution limits, and for attempting to hide the sources of the campaign donations. (http://www.fppc.ca.gov/press_release.php?pr_id=662, http://www.ocregister.com/totalbuzz/nguyen-464297-strong-fppc.html, and http://articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/04/local/me-nguyen4)
  • Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen continues to disregard the Orange County Grand Jury’s call for county ethics reform. (http://www.voiceofoc.org/countywide/county_government/article_b9638f82-ddfa-11e2-aad7-001a4bcf887a.html, http://www.ocregister.com/articles/board-84076-county-campaign.html, http://www.ocgrandjury.org/pdfs/2013_2014_GJreport/Ethics062414.pdf, and http://www.ocgrandjury.org/pdfs/2012_2013_reports/Corruption-in-OC04152013.pdf)

The two radio commercials can be heard via this link.

Jose Solorio is the President of the Board of Trustees for the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which oversees Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College, and represents 700,000 residents in the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, and Villa Park.
Prior to that, he represented the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana in the State Assembly for six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. To learn more about Jose Solorio and his State Senate Campaign, please visit Facebook.com/Solorio4California, Twitter.com/JoseSolorio, and SolorioForSenate.com.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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