Jose Moreno’s campaign for the 69th Assembly District has ended – a result of a federal law, the Hatch Act, which prevents many employees of county governments from running for legislative seats – if federal funds are used by their departments. Moreno works for the Orange County Health Care Agency. As such his job was threatened – because union members and local liberal bloggers used the Hatch Act to attack him and to go after his job and his family’s well-being.
Moreno’s opponent, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly, also appears to have a Hatch Act problem as his department takes federal money in order to fund their processing of U.S. passports. Daly is also embroiled in charges of sexual harassment.
Moreno will remain on the ballot and I will still be voting for him.
Here are Moreno’s thoughts on this subject, from his campaign website (which will be coming down by tomorrow):
I have been given a choice from the US Special Counsels Office: end campaigning and withdraw my candidacy for the 69th Assembly District or quit my employment with the County of Orange.
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3 thoughts on “The Hatch Act ends Jose Moreno’s campaign for the 69th Assembly District”
The Latino’s screwed up.
Back during the redistricting they marched in force demanding all of them be put into one super district.
I thought, and said so, that there are enough Latinos to make two (2) districts with 1 centered around Anaheim and another centered around Santa Ana.
I hope they are happy now with the white guy in charge.
And maybe for the next 12 years.
The screw up was labor putting Perez in the race instead of backing Martinez. Now they are stuck with Daly but rest assured he will be toast in two years.
I am out of RE-HAB!
My boss said he would never again threaten people on my behalf so I need to stay clean.
If you see me drunk and stoned, with my trampy friend Alicia, We are NOT using, we just be rolling. Yeah Villiage Roll……
12 steps baby 12 steps.