Ed Sachs was counting on his endorsement to continue this campaign. Bill Brough used to be bankrolled by these people. This is significant in the face of Republican Leadership who have been refusing to lead for so long. Hat tip to the Lincoln Club for taking the lead on ridding Orange County of the scourge of Bill Brough. A second hat tip for picking a successor to the scandal-marred Bill Brough
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JOHN WARNER
December, 3rd 2019 (760) 807-7029
LINCOLN CLUB OF ORANGE COUNTY
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Club of Orange County voted to endorse Mayor Laurie Davies to replace scandal plagued Bill Brough for the 73rd Assembly District.
“Mayor Laurie Davies is the strongest candidate in the race with a long history of working to advance the conservative movement in our county,” said Lincoln Club of Orange County President John Warner. “She is a proven campaigner and fundraiser, having recently been reelected Mayor of Laguna Niguel. This is our opportunity to unite behind the candidate best positioned to defeat Bill Brough and avoid giving the Democrats an easy target in November. And when conservatives and Republicans are united, we win.”
In September the Lincoln Club unanimously rescinded its endorsement of Bill Brough for re-election in the face of numerous, serious and credible allegations of sexual harassment, and the State’s opening of an investigation into Brough’s alleged misuse of $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
Founded in 1962, the Lincoln Club of Orange County is the premiere political association in Orange County. Its members are businessmen and women and professionals united behind the principles of limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. For 55 years the Lincoln Club of Orange County has worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all.
I urge people looking for an alternative to the Communist Jackson Hinkle and the Monster Gene James to support Christina Setler for San Clemente City Council.
Mail. With an OCGOP endorsement you get $.25 stamps vs $.50 stamps. The bulk mail permit is a big deal. I’ve been of the opinion that the OCGOP Endorsement was pushed hard by political insiders and was a joke. Now we see the endgame. I was pretty much done writing about Gene James until I received a copy of the OCGOP mailer. I can’t sit in silence with the only political party I have ever known following this disaster off a cliff.
I will follow up later on how this mailer was financed and who produced it. I don’t have enough proof to pin it on the owner of the outlet mall (only a $25K check to the OCGOP by him) for financing it or Jim Bieber for producing and sending this out. I can only tell you it is my opinion that those two were the players.
The OCGOP should be ashamed of themselves for endorsing this disaster. Note that Assemblyman William “Bill” Brough is nowhere to be found on this mailer.
Research has indicated several new issues about Gene James – a foreclosure in 2011, a wage garnishment in 2012 because he refused to pay a $12,000 Judgement despite earning $300k a year and the Federal Tax Lien was actually 8 liens levied over a 3 year period.
The Gene James Scorecard:
8 Federal Tax Liens
3 State Tax Liens
4 Civil Judgments
Get a good look – 8 separate liens levied on 7 separate dates spread out over 4 years!
You don’t get 11 lifetime tax liens from being a responsible citizen. Given that Gene James first judgment occurred in 1992, he has a lifetime pattern of willfully refusing to pay his bills. Gene James can not be trusted to manage the finances of San Clemente under any circumstances, much less the cop-hating communist Jackson Hinkle.
Your Intrepid Blogger is also in receipt of documents from the divorce from his second wife. The Marriage lasted 11 months. In the Divorce Documents, it clearly states that Gene James was making $305,000 a year as the national loss control officer for Jack in the Box.
Despite making $305,000 a year, Gene James could not afford to pay cash for a car nor qualify for an auto loan. Quoting the divorce documents:
Despite Respondent’s claims that he earns $305,000 per year or more, he has a very bad credit history. Recently, he attempted to finance a vehicle and was unable to secure suitable financing without my assistance. We jointly purchased a 2008 Honda Accord, which Respondent Drives. I request that Respondent be ordered to make all of the payments on the vehicle during the pendency of these proceedings and until a determination is made regarding to whom the vehicle will be rewarded.
There is a theme here. From another Ex (this is an ex-girlfriend)
XXXXX met Gene on Match.com in 2003, Gene represented himself as divorced. He was extremely attentive to XXXXX and her 2 young sons, 7 and 9 yrs, in the beginning and quickly moved into their home. They got engaged and Gene spoke to her sons about changing their last name to James. Gene wasn’t divorced but was separated from his 1st wife, YYYY. YYYY and their sons lived in Ohio. They had 3 sons, about 21+ yrs, about 18 yrs and 15 yrs. He had a verbally violent relationship with YYYY; screaming and cursing at her whenever there was phone contact. Gene wanted to purchase a large screen TV and stand in 2004 and was unable to qualify for the credit card. Diane found a court judgment paper under the passenger seat of Gene’s company car and saw that AVI Food Systems, his prior employer, had a large judgment against Gene in an amount close to $50,000.It was then discovered that Gene had not filed or paid Federal or State taxes since 2001. He refused to file taxes or address the judgment. Collection agencies are now calling and sending letters to Gene. Gene had defaulted on several credit cards after maxing out the credit limit. He negotiated a much smaller amount to pay these off and borrowed $25000 from XXXXX, that she had borrowed against a home equity loan…
Gene’s second wife got a $12,000 Judgement against Gene James. If you read pages 5 and 6 of the documents – she had to Garnish Gene James’ wages to get the final $6,000 as he tried to skip out on paying the bill. Remember, Gene James made over $300,000 a year at the time (2008). He was also Liened by the IRS a few years later for 8,521.63 for not paying income taxes in 2008.
When you make $300,000 plus a year and attempt to skip on two bills of $6,000 and $8,500 – this is a willful and deliberate act. 8 Federal Tax Liens, 3 State Tax Liens, 4 Civil Judgements, a Wage Garnishment and a Foreclosure. Is this the new definition of a Conservative Republican?
The Orange County Republican Party and State Senator Pat Bates should be ashamed of themselves over this endorsement of Gene James. To Be Continued as we detail the Tax Liens and we tell the story from one of his Ex-Girlfriends who knows a lot.
Let me ask it again. Who in the hell protects women in the OCGOP? Well – Bill Brough, speaking of scumbags, is part of the host committee for an uncoming fundraiser for Gene James. Those two should get along well.
Several people from outside the OCGOP approached your intrepid blogger with concerns about Gene James and they forwarded me documentation about Gene James’ temper and physically violent behavior.
As I wrote previously, James is roughly 6’7″. He towers over the diminutive Pat Bates in the below photo. Your intrepid blogger has been informed of several physical confrontations involving women much smaller than him. We have evidence that Fred Whitaker may well have covered up an incident so as to not interfere with the OCGOP endorsing this bully.
So – what am I referring to? Gene James physically threatening one of his opponents for city council – the accounts are disturbing and graphic. It is the understanding of this blogger that Gene James has been physically threatening people all over San Clemente on his rampage. When confronted with the below, Fred Whitaker did nothing. Note – Whitaker has endorsed this disaster for City Council along with Bill Brough, Pat Bates and a few others.
It is also the understanding of this blogger that Gene James has been physically / verbally violent / abusive with several women and that this pattern goes back years. We have proof that we will be disseminating at a time of our choosing that will show Gene James’ life patterns as there is copious documentation in public records. For Now, let’s go back just a couple months to the Women’s Federated Meeting that Gene James Crashed…
I wanted to write my account of last night’s events for you to make sure that they were relayed directly to you in writing. I was contacted by Randall earlier this morning who is looking into the situation diligently and told him the full story at length.
The actions displayed by Gene James and his supporters were no less than embarrassing and I was shocked to see such harassment of anyone like this at a Central Committee meeting.
I understood the situation between Christina Selter and Gene James and expected emotions to be running high that evening. When I arrived, Christina reported to me that people were harassing her and trying to corner her with video cameras and “gotcha” questions about her actions filing a police report. In minor disbelief, I told her she was fine and I would stick by her to make sure that wouldn’t happen again.
Within a matter of seconds after my comment to her, Gene James walks up to Christina and loudly tells her the Sheriff’s department called him back and said she was lying (whatever that meant). He begins to advance toward her continuing to reiterate his point after myself, (deleted), and Christina all told him that this is not the appropriate venue for such a discussion.
After about 30 seconds, Christina turned her back to disengage entirely and Gene walked off. It wasn’t long after that two people, one a blonde-haired woman, came up to Christina and began yelling at her and videotaping on their phones asking why she filed a “fake police report”. Christina retreated into the corner a bit and the woman tried to advance but was partially blocked by (deleted) and another lady who were previously speaking with Christina in this tight conversation circle.
It came to pushing and near shoving when (deleted) kindly and firmly asked the blonde-haired woman to give her space and not to push. At first the lady said no and tried to continue exclaiming past (deleted) and the other woman to Christina with force. That’s when Jim & Kellie Bieber came over to join in, but soon (another consultant) came to talk to Jim to diffuse it. As Mike was talking to Jim, (deleted) intervened to diffuse the situation, engaging in conversation with Christina to try to shield her from the others. The situation pretty much diffused after that. The whole incident lasted about 4-5 min.
I walked Christina out of the Central Committee room to (Two political consultants), and that was the last time I saw her that night.
Apparently, Gene James felt the need to physically threaten one of his opponents for calling the cops on him related to another incident. Got it? It also appears that Jim Bieber, Gene’s campaign manager was involved in the altercation. Five Women came forward regarding this incident in total. All five are members of the local Women’s Federated where the scene occurred. I have all the complaints but am posting the above and below as they sum it up.
Last night we were standing around a table and I noticed two people, a male and a female calling Christina a liar and accusing her of filing a false police report against Gene James. The woman was doing the talking and the man was video taping it with his cell phone. I interfered by placing my hand in front of his phone as he was recording. He would raise the phone to continue taping and I would raise my hand to keep blocking his phone. This continued for approximately 5 minutes. At one point the man with the phone hit you (XXXX XXXXX) in the head with the phone.I said that was nice hitting a woman in a wheel chair in the head. The woman who I believe was the same one standing in for Bill Brough also argued with (name deleted), (deleted), and (deleted). I overhead (deleted) saying this is harassment. At that point I saw Christina’s campaign manager and asked him to intervene. He came over and got involved in the altercation. During that time I asked that woman if she was a Democrat. I told her that she certainly acted like one. Republicans do not act this way. Then I preceded to get into an argument with Gene. He was saying Christina was a liar and that she filed a false police report against him. I said I heard that he threatened to physically assault her and that made him extremely angry. He was asking me my name. He was going through text messages trying to find one saying that proved what he said was taken out of context. That other lady said if he threatened to assault her why didn’t the DA file charges. I told them both to leave me alone.
There is something key here – the disruptive woman that started the altercation is reputed to be the same one that attempted to disrupt the OCGOP meeting where they adopted the “retire bill brough” resolution. The other thing is the common talking point amongst Bill Brough siccophants of “why didn’t the women file charges”. Other than that refrain being deceptive BS, It sure looks like Christina Stelter asked the local authorities for help.
There is something severely wrong with San Clemente.
Once again, it was made clear to me by several sources that Fred Whitaker dispensed with the complaints and may well have suppressed the information as it was not widely known at the time Gene James was endorsed that indeed the cops had been called on him or that he had physically confronted one of his opponents at a Women’s Fed Meeting.
Fred Whitaker is also reputed to have told people that he and Jim Bieber (Gene James’ Campaign Manager) are college buddies. I do not know the context of the statement but it certainly gives a nexus for why the complaints about the incident were dispatched so quickly.
What is clear is that the OCGOP is a mess. What is also clear is that the Gene James endorsement is an embarrassment.
There are more stories to be told about Gene James out of control behavior. Stay tuned.
P.S. Mr James, I am 5’10”, 230-235 LBS. I suggest if you ever meet me in public that you keep your distance from me and nothing will happen, if you attempt to physically confront me and yell at me / push me like you have others I won’t respond like they did. Unlike the OCGOP Leadership, I don’t put up with Bullies.
Marie Waldron – are you paying attention? (assembly permanent minority leader)
Pat Bates – are you paying attention? (Bill Brough’s protector in the legislature)
Shannon Grove – are you paying attention? (Senate Permanent Minority Leader)
Madam Chairman Jessica Patterson – are you ready to stand up publicly and tell Bill Brough the CAGOP is done with his trail of destruction? Will the soon to be retired from the legislature David Stafford Reade give her some new talking points?
The Right on Daily Blog salutes the Orange County Lincoln Club for being the FIRST Republican organization to say, “Bad Billy Resign Now”. The Right On Daily Blog salutes the Orange County Lincoln Club for standing up for the victims of Bill Brough’s rampage. The OC Lincoln Club decided to lead when others waffled.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JOHN WARNER September, 12th 2019 (760) 807-7029
LINCOLN CLUB OF ORANGE COUNTY
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Today, the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Club of Orange County voted unanimously to rescind its endorsement of Bill Brough for the 73rd Assembly District.
“Serious allegations have been made against Assembly Member Brough, and the Lincoln Club takes them seriously,” said Lincoln Club of Orange County President John Warner. “One-party rule in Sacramento is bad for our state, and it’s a disaster for middle class families who are struggling in California. Republicans need strong, unencumbered leadership, undistracted by disturbing accusations about personal behavior.”
The Lincoln Club will be actively seeking alternative candidates for the 73rd Assembly district.
Founded in 1962, the Lincoln Club of Orange County is the premiere political association in Orange County. Its members are businessmen and women and professionals who are united behind the principles of limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. For 55 years the Lincoln Club of Orange County has worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all.
Bill Brough is being investigated by the FPPC for nearly 100 alleged violations of the political reform act and has 4 known (as many as 7 rumored) investigations in to sexual misconduct pending with the Assembly #METOO working group. This is what the Orange County Lincoln Club is referring to. Since this sort of stuff does not happen in a vacuum, I am sure more of these are coming.
So to those of you worrying about what people will think of you or what the stakes may be for standing up to Bill Brough – I dedicate this meme to you:
It’s time for everyone to say, “Bad Billy, Resign Now”…
There is often a price to making a knee-jerk decision for political expediency. That knee hits you in the chin. William “Bill” Brough and Bryan Maryott have no one the thank but themselves for their stupidity in joining this effort against the toll roads, not because of the issue itself (which he is dead wrong on), but because of the tactics being employed.
“A significant investment in research is needed to make sure that the communications and outreach strategy is well-founded, and metrics driven . . . It would be futile to propose specific strategies before this comprehensive research is completed.” (Page 5)
Research Option: Minimum: Up to 25 Questions, 400 Respondents . . . +/-5% Maximum: Up to 35 Questions, 400 Respondents . . . +/-5%”
In the $97,000 paid to Harvey Englander was an allotment for a “Poll”. See the above excerpt. There has never been a poll published?
However, an anonymous Facebook Page seems to have had an advance copy of the poll. How is that possible Harvey?
Why did this anonymous Facebook Page have an internal copy of a polling instrument? Did Bryan Maryott leak it? Did Bill Brough leak it? Is this facebook page being run in violation of Campaign Finance Law by the City of San Clemente? Or, is it part of Harvey’s “Racket”? Or, how about all four?
Now we have a connection between Harvey, San Clemente and the electioneering that has been going on.
This is very likely an FPPC violation for not disclosing who paid for the political campaign elements and even more so for the City of San Clemente for engaging in a political effort without filing the appropriate paperwork. If not a political campaign, then surely the gifting of $30-40,000 in survey work to a private citizen group is not legal. Lastly, if the City and its consultants are responsible for this page and its content it is illegal to do so anonymously using public funds for their work.
Now we get to the meat of the issue: This facebook page is full of love for the OCTA. (the Orange County Transportation Authority) In the poll obtained by your intrepid blogger they (Harvey / San Clemente) asks repeated, one-sided questions to promote the concept of the OCTA taking over the TCA. (the TCA is the separate entity running the toll road effort) The OCTA has been openly and aggressively hostile to the TCA and to anyone that does not agree with San Clemente and the OCTA.
It sounds like there is a turf war. No wonder why this whole drill by Harvey Englander looks like Racketeering. He lost the initial contract with the TCA and is now in bed with the City of San Clemente and the OCTA? Were it not for Bryan Maryott being a short-sighted knucklehead and William “Bill” Brough’s ragers in Sacramento and his incomplete passes, I’d have never stumbled upon this. What did Bryan Maryott and Bill Brough get? What did Harvey Englander Promise them? Are Bryan Maryott and Bill Brough complicit in this entire insane drill being financed by San Clemente?
Does anyone think that someone with the pedigree of Harvey Englander would run this kind of sustained attack for 2 years for just $97,000? Who else has paid Harvey Englander? Again, what else have Bryan Maryott and Bill Brough received that we don’t know about?
Did Harvey Englander get Barbara Ward to attack the finances of the TCA? Were Ward, Englander and San Clemente aware that attacking an entity you are on the board of while said entity is considering a public bond offering is a potential felony under securities laws? (insider trading and tampering?)
Former San Clemente Mayor Kathy Ward (current San Clemente council member) was a Board Member of the TCA during this episode and was one of the approving votes for Englander’s obstruction plan funded by her city. As a fiduciary of the agency she knew full-well that the TCA’s investor ratings had been upgraded by Fitch’s and Moody’s, however the poll she approved makes the statement that the TCAs finances are suspect, and that TCA could be insolvent. She doubles down on what she knows is false information (all of it message tested in the city’s poll) in the following op-ed: https://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/06/distrust-of-the-tcas-process/
All breaches of fiduciary duty aside, isn’t it illegal to openly lie and spread misinformation to the public about publicly traded bonds of a company or organization you sit on the board of (in this case, the TCA) in an effort to reduce the investor worthiness of those bonds? (Even if she was not on the board, this behavior, if proven, is still a felony) The SEC has increased their finance purview over municipal bonds in recent years and government fiduciaries in control positions cannot openly lie to the public about a publicly traded bond for their own personal benefit.
Attacking the Bonding ability of the TCA was a specific line item in Harvey Englander’s Contract with the City of San Clemente. If Ward did this at the direction of the City of San Clemente and Harvey Englander, they could all have legal trouble. I think I should start submitting public records requests – that is if the City of San Clemente haven’t gotten a case of bleachbit…
It is clear that Ward participated in an effort to destroy the finances of the TCA (while on its’ board mind you) in order to cause it to be taken over by the OCTA. You can draw no other conclusion when looking at the known evidence. You can also draw a conclusion based on Harvey “Sun Tzu” Englander’s contract that this sort of action is well within the paradigm of that deal.
Now, William “Bill” Brough attempted to carry a bill in Sacramento that would effectively disband the TCA. By hook or by crook, I suppose. Your intrepid blogger wants to know if William “Bill” Brough got some campaign cash to subsidize his lifestyle as part of this deal? Using legislation is also another line item in Harvey Englander’s contract with the City of San Clemente.
I think someone should sue Harvey Englander, William “Bill” Brough, Councilman Maryott, the City of San Clemente and Kathy Ward for what they have done. The discovery would be devastating. Ahem, Bill and Michelle – here is a lawsuit we can believe in.
It is also highly coercive for Harvey Englander to apply for a public contract, be turned down by the TCA, then immediately go to another public entity San Clemente and spearhead an obstruction campaign. The TCA is left with two options in the face of such coercion, double down on their PR budget to defend the agency; or offer some compensation to the consultant as a ransom payment to keep them from attacking the agency and obstructing the traffic relief project. It appears that the TCA did attempt to hire Harvey for another project, I am still attempting to confirm that.
As a matter of policy, government agencies being forced to make ransom payments from the public treasury to keep PR consultants from obstructing the functions of government and quality of life of local residents is a type of public corruption straight out of Chicago or Russia and must not be tolerated. To apply for a public contract with the silent threat of retaliation if not awarded said contract is textbook racketeering. Harvey’s fellow ANTIFA leftists would be proud of his work.
The City of San Clemente and its consultants are free to engage in PR all they want, and if they choose to do so unethically then that is their prerogative, however there are laws that govern public entities from engaging in this very sort of behavior. The taxpayers deserve to be protected from this sort of waste, graft and misinformation. The use of San Clemente taxpayer dollars to produce a poll, make it public on a Facebook page, then remove it from the source and keep it confidential at the city and not turn it over during a PRA request, is a violation of laws and regulations on its face.
The Irony is that Harvey and crew appear to have engineered over 250 Public Records Act requests in their harassment of the TCA. (Guess you missed that detail, Huh LA Times?)
This deserves a grand jury, FEC, district attorney, and California State Attorney General investigation.
I’ll bet Sun Tzu did not have this sort of stuff in his book, did he?
Bryan Maryott and Bill Brough should hang their heads in shame for their part in enabling this. Better Yet, OC DA Todd Spitzer should open up a can on all of these people.