It is not hard at all to find this info. In 2018, I nuked the Sheriff of Riverside County for doing business with the same vendor. I had a call from two candidates for Rocklin City Council who expressed reticence to do business with this same vendor for the same reasons.
I guess LaMills Garrett, Scott Alvord and Gary Miller could not help themselves. The opportunity to try and trick some Republican voters was just too great.
Note that LaMills is pictured in his own district, this is a copy of the flyer sent to Roseville CC District 5
Beyond the deception of 4 Democrats buying on to Republican mailers and lighting up the proprietor of this slate for selling Republican advertising to democrats is this bombshell (as reported in 2018 by your intrepid blogger). The vendor has some major league issues.
What Is A Slate Mailer?
Let’s start with a little background – Sniffy bought a bunch of slates. These are campaign mailers that highlight his name (and sometimes photo) and advertise the purchaser (Sniff) with other candidates who also buy onto the mail piece. Some slate mailers are legit, others, like the ones Sniff purchased from the sex offender are not.
Mr. Timothy M. Carey.
Tim Carey runs a bunch of slates from his Torrance office and sometimes from his Redondo Beach home. As discussed, expect to see his “Budget Watchdogs” slate mailer with Sniffy’s shiny red face on it soon. For a man who has repeatedly blown his county-issued budget over and over and ruthlessly fought any attempts to reign it in, it seems like another grotesque lie to many that an organization called “Budget Watchdogs” would be recommending a vote for Sniffy.
As you can tell from the article above, Mr. Carey sells recommendations to pretty much anyone who will pay. Here are the deceptive slates Sniff paid $58,000 Mr. Carey for. See some supporting evidence linked here and linked here, linked here, linked here linked here and linked here. Your intrepid blogger is in to credible sources.
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Carey / Sniff Slate Mail Title Payment Payment Total
“Budget Watchdogs Newsletter” $5,522 $16,566 $22,088
“CA Seniors Advocates League Voter Guide” $3,401 $10,206 $13,607
“California Voter Guide” $2,425 $7,276 $9,701
“Election Digest” $3,179 $9,537 $12,716
TOTAL $14,527 $43,575 $58,102
Please remember . . . This is NOT some type of recent discovery. See the LA Times article below that highlights a lawsuit by Carey against a man who shared the public information about Carey’s conviction in 1992 for committing lewd acts on a 12-year old girl.
Political Consultant Protests Airing of His Criminal Past
Courts: Letters sent to his clients ruined his business, onetime child molester alleges.
March 15, 1999|JEAN O. PASCO | L.A. TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can a convicted child molester successfully sue someone for damaging his reputation?
That is the overriding issue in a lawsuit filed by political consultant Timothy M. Carey of Torrance against former state controller candidate William Snow Hume of Fullerton.
Carey, 40, contends in the Harbor Justice Center suit that Hume, 41, destroyed his business by sending four defamatory letters beginning last October to clients of Carey’s California Voter Guide, which is a political advertisement sent to voters before each election.
Hume’s letters informed them of Carey’s criminal past: conviction of three felonies in 1992 for committing lewd acts on a then 12-year-old girl.
After receiving Hume’s letters, Carey said, several candidates withdrew from the guide, saying they didn’t want the political risk of being associated with him. Many demanded refunds.
Carey’s lawsuit alleges defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and unlawful business interference. He said Hume’s actions harmed his reputation and triggered an undisclosed medical condition for which he is seeking “lifelong physical therapy, counseling and incidental expenses.”
Hume, a frequent candidate for local office, said he sent the letters because he was “horrified” to learn last year, months after asking Carey to advise his campaign, that the consultant had been convicted of molesting a girl.
“I look at it as a consumer protection thing,” Hume said. “People have a right to know who they’re doing business with. Also, I will admit that I don’t want to help child molesters make a fortune. I’d never voluntarily give my business to someone who’s a scumbag like that.”
Neither Carey nor his attorney, Renee Garcia of Santa Ana, returned calls seeking comment.
One legal expert said Hume’s letters could be compared to Megan’s Law, which allows the addresses of registered sex offenders to be made public.
The problem for Carey is persuading a jury that Hume overstepped his bounds of free speech and made statements that were more damaging to his reputation than information in the public record, said Robert Pugsley, a constitutional law professor at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
Finding sympathetic jurors will be tough, he said.
“A jury’s going to hear ‘child molester’ and they’ll puke,” Pugsley said. “They’ll be back in five minutes.”
However, that doesn’t mean a child molester can’t be defamed or prove injury to his reputation. “You still have some rights,” Pugsley said. “Nobody is totally thrown off the planet.”
California Voter Guide is mailed to Republican voters and promotes candidates through slate cards, which list preferred candidates for state and local offices. Though some candidates are listed free of charge, others, including legislative, city council and school board hopefuls, pay for placement on the slates.
Newport Beach political consultant Frank Caterinicchio said the guide is a reputable slate mailer used by candidates and consultants statewide.
Some political insiders know of Carey’s past, but “I wouldn’t say his personal problems tarnish the viability of the slates,” Caterinicchio said.
“There are a lot of people involved in making it successful.”
Sniff needs to hang it up now, as in drop out of the race before he gets prosecuted for what has happened in his regime as Sheriff. Beyond activity your intrepid blogger believes to be criminal, He’s lost the support of the men and women he is supposed to lead. He’s lost the confidence and respect of the voters.
Stan Sniff’s buffoonery, laziness, personal corruption and incompetence has resulted in scandal after scandal.
Riverside voters will not take kindly to the fact that Sniff has hired a convicted child sex offender to send mail from bogus groups to their homes. To send out these deceptive mailers for Sniff, this convicted felon has obtained voter lists that include phone numbers, email addresses, age, sex, party affiliation and home residence.
Will Sniffy do the right thing and protect Riverside County voters by cancelling the 600,000 pieces of sleazy and deceptive slate mail that the sex offender will begin sending out within two weeks?
Or will Sniffy simply hope that no one else finds out and his sex offender sleight-of-hand and send out the sex offender slates?
Your move, Sniffy . . . I mean, AFTER you get permission from your child sex offender slate associate.
Just to complete the picture, the same slate mail vendor got popped for campaign violations a few years ago. I am surprised Sniff did not interview him for a job.
Scott Alvord. LaMills Garrett. Gary Miller. Rene Aguilera. Whoops.
P.S. Maybe people should ask the deadbeat Dad LaMills Garrett about this tonight: