It appears that Deanna Lorraine Tesoriero has quite a temper. My first interaction with her was a semi-lucid demand coupled with a lawsuit threat. Dumb.
But, she had ten people there helping…
Hi, this is DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero here. As a Republican candidate for Congress in California District 12, I wanted to file a formal complaint with the SF GOP about Clint Griess, Executive Director of the San Francisco GOP.You may know I organized a cleanup effort yesterday in the Tenderloin called “San Francisco Day of Action.”As my volunteers and I were cleaning up garbage and handling hazardous syringes and needles, someone snuck up from behind an SUV, startled us and began snapping pictures of me.I was shocked to realize it was Clint Griess, Executive Director of the SFGOP.He would not explain what he was doing there, declined to participate, and refused to don a HazMat suit or participate in any discussions. For the next hour, he continued to follow us, hover and lurk, put his phone in my face, act in an intimidating way, and pose a safety risk to myself and my volunteers.Among my volunteers yesterday was Terry Chong, of the San Francisco Log Cabin Republicans LGBT club, who was also shocked to see Clint Griess behave like this.Is this how the SFGOP is spending donor money? Sending creepy voyeurs to stalk me and see what my volunteers and I are doing?That the Executive Director of the SFGOP would act in this way towards a candidate for Congress and her volunteers is unethical and inappropriate.I expect an immediate explanation of this unwelcome intrusion, which jeopardized our safety. Will this surveillance and intimidation by the SFGOP Executive Director continue?
“As a local activist, I’ve worked for years on campaigns to improve the quality of life in San Francisco, including helping to clean up our streets. When Deanna Lorraine Tesoreiro (she can’t even use her own name) came to town to use our plight as a photo opportunity for her personal aggrandizement, I immediately recognized her as a grifter, a con woman. I won’t stand for it.
She doesn’t genuinely care about the cleanliness of San Francisco streets. It’s all a pretense to promote her public brand. The problems of homelessness, open drug use, and garbage, feces and needles on the streets exist in her home in southern California too. But, she flies up here with a cameraman and spends a few hours pretending to be our new savior.
As soon as I saw she was organizing a clean-up day in the Tenderloin, I knew I had to go there and document her PR stunt. I wanted San Franciscans to see the sham.I visited those same streets a week earlier with you and found them surprisingly clean. We deduced it was because of Trump’s visit and his public shaming of City Hall. (YouTube, Oct. 1: “#CleanUpChallenge: Thank You President Trump”)I knew Tesoreiro would not be able find much garbage, and I was curious how she was going to create the illusion she wanted. Yesterday, the streets were still remarkably clean. I met and talked with a long-serving community leader named Alicia, who Tesoreiro completely ignored, and she confirmed that the City does clean things up “whenever someone’s in town.”I’m glad I went. My suspicions were fully confirmed. I witnessed Tesoreiro telling the camera that she’s from San Francisco, a lie. I saw her picking up one single pile of actual garbage as the camera zoomed in for a close-up. Then, she coaxed a small team of well-intentioned volunteers into a pre-planned scenario. In a vacant lot that had been scoped out in advance like a movie set, she spent more time fawning for the camera than actually cleaning.
While white painter’s overalls and gloves might make for an intriguing look, these “hazmat suits” and other props she placed on scene will fail to convince. For as long as Tesoreiro tries to create the illusion of a candidacy, I will be there to expose her.
Tesoreiro is an opportunist and a fly-by-night who will be gone once the March primaries are over. I want to make sure she doesn’t fool the good hearted people of our city who want to see actual, lasting solutions.
Tesoreiro now claims that I was stalking and lurking around her and that I jeopardized people’s safety somehow. Again, she shows how willing she is to lie and malign actual San Franciscans to suit her own manufactured narrative. Everyone saw me filming. I maintained a safe distance at all times, and I made no attempt to conceal myself.I know she wasn’t expecting anyone to document her charade, and she must have hated the transparency. First, her cameraman accosted me. Then, she approached me and asked me to participate in her hoax. I declined of course.
I acted as a professional. I gave her my phone number and asked her to call me to arrange a meeting with you. She said she’d check her calendar and call, but as I learned today, it was another lie. Instead, she went to work trying to tarnish my character.
I’m proud to exercise my 1st amendment right to film what goes on in my city and report to everyone concerned.
We don’t need a con woman coming to town and ivoking God, family and country, when our focus should be on real politics and real solutions. I’m quickly learning about the true Deanna Lorraine Tesoreiro, and if half of what I read online is true, she is no role model for women and shameless in mocking conservative values.Tesoreiro’s antics are insulting and offensive to everyone who has invested any honest effort in fixing our city’s biggest and most longstanding problems. The sooner Tesoreiro ends her attempt to defraud the good people of San Francisco the better.
I’m glad I documented Deanna Lorraine Tesoreiro’s phony clean-up day.“