Feb 112020
 

Did you know that each Assemblymember gets “Member Communication” Money? There are rules about how it can be used.

For example in 2012, when Andy Pugno challenged Beth Gaines then of AD-04, Gaines’ office magically sent a monster piece of communication ONLY to the portion of her current Assembly District that was going to still be in the Newly formed AD-06. It is a time-honored tradition. In fact, Gaines sent over 2,000,000 pieces of “Assembly Mail” to her district – ostensibly to make up for the fact that she could not raise money on her own.

Well, lookie here. We have three ads that all ended today. These were on Mr. Brough’s Assemblyman Facebook Page.

Here is William Bill Brough’s campaign page. It has 18 likes. The Assemblyman Page has 4300 likes.

A closer check of the two pages shows that the Assemblyman Page has spent $3000 on Facebook Ads and the Campaign Page has yet to reach $100. (As of when I looked at it)

It is a 100% fair question to ask if Bill Brough has been abusing the state funds he is given for Constituent Communication in order to run Facebook Ads in an election season. There may be nuance and technicality at work here, but the question about the ethics of it remains.

Your intrepid blogger will be following up on this and may be adding this to the existing FPPC Complaint and investigation that is pending against him for abusing his campaign account.

Feb 072020
 

As a public service to anyone looking for material to launch hit pieces against Bill Brough, the following is the comprehensive list of everything about Brough that will give you a window into the out of control alcoholic and “pig” that currently infests AD-73. Your intrepid blogger is here to help, I don’t care who gets the credit as long as the information gets out.

Update as of 2-6-2020

Please check out our post here detailing the swamp dwellers that continued to support William “Bill” Brough despite the mounting evidence against him. Part One naming specific donors was posted 12-30-2019. It also included the major Donor Group, New Majority formally endorsing Laurie Davies against him. Part two specifically named the OC Building Industry Association and the OC Realtors for Enabling Bill Brough.

On 1-23-2020 we tore in to Bill Brough’s 1-1-2020 thru 1-18-2020 mid term campaign report. It revealed that Brough was continuing to abuse his campaign funds in defiance of the public scrutiny. It also revealed that Brough had only raised $125 since 1-1-2020 despite the swamp still donating in December of 2019

Examples of abuse included: 3 Trips to Target. 8 Notations to Lyft 7 Notations to Chevron 3 Notations to Elite Black Car – totaling over $600.  Also noted was a batch of “strategy meetings / campaign meetings”: Dana Kai Sushi x1, Frank Fats x1, Good Choice Sushi x2, Shady Lady Saloon x2, Sol Agave x1, Simon’s Cafe x2, Tony’s Deli x3, Turk’s Dana Warf x2.

While claiming the the Toll Road people were responsible for every bad thing that has even happened to him, a check of Bill Brough’s Campaign finances revealed 66(!) notations of payments to the toll road’s FASTTRAK system.

 

Bill Brough Shows Everyone Who’s Boss. Too bad for him the California Republican Party endorsed Laurie Davies and not him.

Your Intrepid Blogger has been confounded by the weakness shown by Fred Whitaker and Marie Waldron (the Assembly Permanent Minority Leader) in the face of the blatant scandal. It is my belief that Bill Brough filed for re-election due in no small part to their weakness and refusal to lead. It was only in the days since Thanksgiving that Marie Waldron stopped defending her leadership vote and started relenting towards the onslaught. Whitaker had come around maybe a couple months prior when he had a chance to interview a couple of Brough’s victims himself, it was knowing that Whitaker had drawn the right conclusion that cause me to let off of him even as I continued to be frustrated by his lack of assertiveness.

Because of these obstacles, your intrepid blogger was forced to keep a fever pitch in the bombardment of Brough. We turned over every stone to make sure he was completely overhauled. The sad fact of the matter is that Brough will be completely destroyed and it will take years for him to restore his reputation IF he quits drinking and demonstrates a capacity to be honest.

Too many people, including Brough got fixated on your intrepid blogger because it is easier to blame a straw man than acknowledge the brutal reality.

The female victims of Bill Brough have been re-injured so many times by people making political calculations to defend Brough, and others’ weakness that I have lost count. I hope they are able to get closure and recovery.

Don’t worry dear readers – I am going to stay put as long as it takes to clean up the mess I helped create when Brough was originally elected.

Before the Primary The best the OCGOP could muster was a weak, watered down resolution calling on Bill Brough to retire. The day after filing closed, the OCGOP set fire to Bill Brough, choosing Laurie Davies 37-6. Not a single vote was cast to endorse Bill Brough, Six months after your intrepid blogger started in on Bill Brough.

Your Intrepid blogger started in on Bill Brough 6 months ago. On Monday 6-17-2019, Lisa Bartlett, a Supervisor told her spellbinding story to an audience that sat in stunned silence about Bill Brough’s Harassment and unwanted advances toward her.

This story was broken on the Right on Daily Blog 40 hours later despite attempts by the OCGOP Leadership to “Keep it in the Family”. Then the cascade began.

Two More Victims Come Out Against Assemblymember Bill Broughto your intrepid blogger within just a few days. Ultimately, Bill Brough would “out” two of the victims in what I believe to be one of his many drunken rages. I wrote about a press conference headlined by the Crime Victims of Orange County with Patricia Wenskunas blasting Bill Brough along with three of his victims on public record against him.

In May of 2018, Bill Brough lied to my face, denying the existence of an Assembly Rules Committee Complaint when I asked him about itHe also appears to have lied to several other political leaders in the area in denying the existence of an Assembly Rules Committee Complaint. We now know there are at least four with insider political leaders indicating the real number could be two to three times that.

On 6-21-2019 The Orange County Register weighed in, quoting Right on Daily as a source. They also got bill Brough to confirm the existence of at least one complaint to the Assembly Rules Committee by a female victim, this is how we confirm that  a year before he lied to staff about its’ existence. Brough knew all along.

6-24-2019: The Sacramento Bee and the Voice of OC joined the chorus.

As of the writing of this summary – the California Legislative Working Committee on Sexual Harassment has interviewed at least a dozen people I am aware of. I can confirm 4 victims, and I have been told there may be well over 10 in total. The Statewide Media has confirmed the existence of said investigations.

In addition, I pieced together a timeline based on some opposition research I did against Bill Brough:

In 2011, Brough had a business fail – and the whole time he was on City Council appears to have never had regular employment.

In 2011, Brough is alleged to have sexually harassed/battered now Supervisor Lisa Bartlett.

In 2013, Brough went in to default on his home mortgage. (selling the residence in 2014)

In 2014, Brough is alleged to have laundered campaign money in to or out of a PAC that never existed.

In 2014, Bill Brough was his own treasurer and the financial issues are alleged to have started then. These include paying his entire family cell phone bill out of his campaign. We’ve now detailed almost $20,000 in payments to Verizon Wireless from Brough’s Campaign account.

In 2014, after selling his house to avoid the trustee sale, Brough is alleged to have begun renting an expensive Beach House in Dana Point.

In Feb 2015, Bill Brough is alleged to have sexually battered / harassed a woman who is employed as a political staffer. (I have copies of records and text messages related to this)

In March of 2015, Bill Brough is alleged to have sexually harassed / propositioned yet another political staffer. (I spoke to this victim)

Bill Brough’s 2017-2018 Campaign Finance Records are replete with personal expenses being paid out of his campaign accountA second post is linked here. These include a portable bar and a cigar humidor listed as “Office Expenses”.

Bill Brough turns 50, no problem having a big fat party! – $7613 worth of donor money paid for it all!

Bill Brough’s Irish Caucus Slush Fund was highlighted here.

Then the OC TAX group gave him the 2019 Radish award for being a pork barrel spender.

Bill Brough even made the OC Weekly Scariest People List, checking in at #8.

The effort against Bill Brough marked a personal first. Usually, your intrepid blogger gets cited by media outlets without attribution. This time, because I took the lead on filing two massive detailed and documented campaign finance complaints, several media outlets cited www.rightondaily.com as a primary source.

The first blog about the FPPC picking up the complaint and formally notifying me of the investigation is here.

I amended the complaint to add even more to it after OC Register Coverage, and highlighted several stories quoting your intrepid blogger.

Park said he believes he helped Brough get elected to a first term in the 73rd Assembly District after he publicized information about one of Brough’s opponents. Now, as claims mount about Brough’s campaign finances and allegations that he’s made unwanted sexual advances against several women, Park said he feels a “sense of duty” to help get him out of office.

“He turned out to not be who he said he was,” Park said. “He needs to go now.”

A major Donor Group in Orange County – the Lincoln Club issued a Press Release Withdrawing their endorsement. It has been made clear that most, if not all in the OC New Majority have as well even though it is not public. Later, the Lincoln Club unanimously endorsed Laurie Davies for Assembly to replace Bill Brough.

Bill Brough is in serious trouble. There is a full blown state level investigation in to his sexual misconduct. The FPPC has nearly 250 pages of documentation from your intrepid blogger that they are combing through as the web of Bill Brough’s personal life and abuse of campaign funds is becoming clear.

Bill Brough has lost the OC GOP, the OC Lincoln Club, the OC New Majority and the OC Crime Victims have called on him to resign. Dozens of local electeds have endorsed other candidates for AD-73. Diane Harkey, Mimi Walters and other female leaders have publicly opposed Bill Brough.

But true to the form that has led his life to a disheveled mess – Bill Brough is right and everyone else is wrong, just ask him. Perhaps his last three remaining supporters Sex Robot Sean, the Crazed Art Sanchez and Senator Pat Bates can help lead him back to the promised land of free booze and donor-funded junkets once more.

I leave you with the words of the aforementioned Art Sanchez from 2014:

… and a candidate who proclaims he is a successful businessman, when in fact he is a lobbyist who had his personal residence go into default to the tune of around $16K. Sounds pretty successful. This candidate is not even endorsed by the elected official who he served as chief of staff for. This candidate just recently formed a consulting company in Feb. 2014, I believe, so he could actually state that he is a businessman. It appears his wife is the real breadwinner. This candidate’s biggest achievement is he voted against a ban on plastic bags. Wow.

No kidding. Tick Tock Bill Brough, tick tock…

Feb 032020
 

To say that Art Sanchez is nuts is understating the issue. It is my opinion that Art Sanchez is a bizarre combination of toxic masculinity and psychosis. I can only base this on other people’s opinions of him and his public persona.

This is a grainy live action shot of Art Sanchez with former OC Dem Chair Fran Sdao

If you check Art Sanchez’ voter registration history it is spotty, but is certainly not the portrait of a reliable Republican.

The crazed Art Sanchez worked for Anna Bryson in 2014 in the crowded AD73 Primary that had the late Paul Glaab, Brough, Bryson, Jesse Petrilla and a democrat in it. Anna Bryson was thought to be the favorite. Your intrepid blogger received several anonymous dumps of information I used to decimate Bryson’s campaign. I was writing on the OC Politics Blog – run by Art Pedroza. After the election was over – Art Pedroza tossed me off of the OC Politics Blog.

The irony is that Art Pedroza was concerned over gutter politics – yet I had to get him to pull down a vile post Art Sanchez wrote attacking my wife. The second irony is that Sanchez who once hated Bill Brough just got $3500 from Bill Brough for Consulting Work.

It should come as no surprise to people that Art likes to bully women. Apparently, Art has been a well-known Male Chauvinist frozen in the stone age of the early 1950’s when he was born. He refers derisively to Laurie Davies – even before she was an assembly candidate, and has been disdainful of people like Pat Bates and Mimi Walters according to accounts I’ve heard of him. He is a declared candidate for AD-73 GOP Central Committee in Orange County. His priest should shave all the grey hair off his chest as pennance for his attitude towards women.

Electing Art Sanchez to OCGOP Central Committee would be like inviting Bill Brough and another 99 Alcoholics to a wine-tasting. It will be a disaster.

I can think of no one more appropriate to be a staffer of Bill Brough. So let’s release that Blog that Art Sanchez wrote on OC Politics (which I got Pedroza to remove within a couple days of it being posted after I got calls from Orange County people asking about it)

When does a Fish become a Shark? Answer: When the family name is Park. Jodie Stevens, host of the Fish Family Morning Show on 103.9 the Fish Sacramento at Salem Communications, and her husband, Aaron Park, bring their brand of Christian love to the South Orange County Political Arena.
In a rare display of Christian Brotherly love, Aaron Park has decided to enter the political arena here in South Orange County under the guise of helping the Republican Party and figuratively speaking, to collect their 30 pieces of silver. They have savagely and relentlessly attacked Anna Bryson, and for that matter anyone associated with her, spewing lies and character assassination tactics for nothing more than a means to a political end here in Orange County. It begs the question why Anna?
In this race we have a candidate who served time in prison, a candidate who had some questionable dealings when he was on the OCTD board and a candidate who proclaims he is a successful businessman, when in fact he is a lobbyist who had his personal residence go into default to the tune of around $16K. Sounds pretty successful. This candidate is not even endorsed by the elected official who he served as chief of staff for. This candidate just recently formed a consulting company in Feb. 2014, I believe, so he could actually state that he is a businessman. It appears his wife is the real breadwinner. This candidate’s biggest achievement is he voted against a ban on plastic bags. Wow.
The Parks are definitely the cream of the crop of the CRA. Whoever heads that organization must be proud of the way this man savages a Christian woman. A big amen for them. How else would he get away with it? Their hypocrisy here is just amazing but I guess it must be norm for the CRA. The CRA is a Republican organization right? It must be mostly male by the way this man acts.
Then there is his wife, Jodie Stevens. Mrs. Park, or Jodie Stevens as it seems she prefers to go by, talks about Christian values and living them, yet their family just savages a woman of God. Jodie must have forgotten her own past. Jodie’s own prayer: “Teach Me to Love,” should be changed to “Teach Me to Love whoever is endorsed by the CRA.”
Here’s Jodie’s prayer in current form: “Dear Lord, teach me how to love my neighbors. Please remind me to be kind and gracious to them, instead of quickly rushing inside and closing the door so I can avoid speaking with them.” She should add except if it’s Anna Bryson. On Jodie’s Facebook page she posts “A lot of churches have a saying; ‘come as you are.’ There’s a reason for this. I don’t think it’s that we should show up in pajamas or gym clothes. It means we should come in our brokenness. We bring our struggles and addictions; wounds and afflictions; illness, shame and torment to Jesus.”
Apparently in the case of Anna Bryson, she also needs to bring them to Aaron Park and family for their vetting also. For Anna, being a devout Catholic who believes in Christ, she apparently cannot continue in her life or choose a path to travel with God unless Aaron and family has totally vetted her and proclaimed her redemption valid. It’s no wonder why people have a tendency to be suspicious of Christians when they display this kind of action toward a God-fearing, Christ loving woman.
I anticipate soon Anna’s vetting to be on the airwaves of the Fish Family Morning Show on 103.9. Heck, maybe they will even get John Tesh to wade in. The actions of Jodie Stevens’ husband, and her apparent consent, are a troubling reminder that even family members of employees who work for a proclaimed Christian company, such as the Fish Family Morning Show on 103.9, will eat their own so to speak.
Jodie States “The journey to recovery (and I’m still on it) was a long one and it didn’t start until I surrendered my life to Christ. He didn’t die for our sins so we could live in them in misery the rest of our lives. He died so we could have abundant life here on earth and eternal life with him in heaven.”
Apparently Christ’s death doesn’t apply to Anna Bryson until Jodie Stevens’ husband says so. The Fish Family Morning Show on 103.9 and the Fish Sacramento at Salem Communications will never be viewed the same way again. Their Bridgeway congregation is probably the same way and condones Jodie’s family savagery of Anna. I would love to put my full name to this article, but given the way this man savages this God fearing woman, I will not. Welcome to the new Christianity.
This, ladies and gentlemen was written by Art Sanchez, Mr. Pedroza told me as such. Note the Paragraph in Bold where Sanchez tears in to William “Bill” Brough.
My wife has nothing to do with my political blog, nor do I have anything to do with her radio career. That did not stop Art Sanchez from venting his rage on her. Similar to William “Bill” Brough clinging to the OCTCA Straw Man to obfuscate his life problems, Mr. Sanchez, suffering from the similar emotional and mental maladies as Mr. Brough thought somehow that the above would somehow dissuade me from pile-driving Anna Bryson. Bryson was getting hundreds of thousands in support from the establishment at the time. The blogs I wrote about her were sometimes the only voice in the middle of the blizzard of money pouring in to her.
Part of the reason I am here again 6 years later in AD-73 is that my demolition of Anna Bryson led to Bill Brough winning election. I did not know Brough had a long history of sexual misconduct. No one knew that Brough was using his campaign account to finance his alcoholism and lifestyle. On every metric you measure a man by, William “Bill” Brough is a failure, including hiring Art Sanchez and Sex Robot Sean.
I am here righting a wrong. I’ve consistently told every media person I have communicated with that is the case and continues to be so… and you will see my next installment in the tour-de-brough soon
Jan 232020
 

Why am I not surprised to see Sex Robot Shawn (aka Shawn Gordon or Our Town Videos) on Toll Road Billy’s reports? He got $1750 and the crazed Art Sanchez got $3500. More on Art Sanchez soon – but, suffice to say this slimebag has an obsession with attacking the spouses of candidates. He is a perfect fit for William “Bill” Brough.

Click here to see the SOS Summary

Note- I am focusing on items since 7-1-2019 as I have written about his past abuses in graphic detail. If you have any information about Bill Brough – you can email me at [email protected] YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS. Now is the time to come forward.

Did you know that Bill Brough’s Donors Sent him to Ireland (again), Hawaii and to a 49er’s Game? Yup, Toll Road Billy dropped $12,500 on the most evil decrepit team in NFL Football for some sort of “Campaign Event”. I am sure it went just as well as his Spring Training disaster.

49ers: $12,500
Levi Stadium $896.92
Irish Caucus Junket: $6,866.12 + $3,000 (that we can easily discern)
Hawaii Junket – at least $5,000 for the “Independent Voter Conference” – Notations include Makena Beach Golf Club, Fairmont Hotel

Toll Road Billy spent $4,000 on Legal Fees. (Your intrepid blogger has seen some of the work of his attorney in public records I obtained from the FPPC regarding the complaints I filed against him) He’d better get ready for a lot more in legal fees given what is coming down.

It looks like Billy spent $43,000 on Landslide’s Slates, about $15,000 on two of Tim Carey’s Slates, $4,500 for the RINO Revolution Slate, $2,200 on Campaign Signs and $20,000 on a Maryland Based Consultant. There are also thousands spent on other consultants, a fundraiser and a notation for $3,196.03 to Jim Bieber.

Bill Brough sent a bizarre email touting that he raised $223,000 since last year. The part missing from his email is that he raised $125. That’s it – only $125 from 1-1-2020 thru 1-18-2020 while being hotly contested for re-election. Consultants appear to have gotten $80,000 of that $223,000 Toll Road Billy bragged about.

Since 7-1-2019 – Bill Brough CONTINUED to abuse his donor’s money. 

Notations for $537.29 and $354.91 to BevMo. These are alongside two $200 notations to Drug Abuse is Life Abuse. (Alcohol is a drug too, Billy…)

11(!) Notations to Brassiere Capitale – One “Event” for about $1400 and 10 Strategy / Campaign Meetings.

13(!) Notations to Brio Tuscany Grille – in addition to the dozens we’ve detailed already. There are 11 Campaign / Strategy Meetings and two “Events” totaling some $7,000.

It is the opinion of this blogger that Brough is running up a bar tab and then paying for it under the guise of an event.

On 9-28-2019 Bill Brough’s campaign paid $908.98 to the Disney Grand Californian Hotel. Last I checked, Dana Point is an hour or so from Disneyland?

3 Trips to Target.
8 Notations to Lyft
7 Notations to Chevron
3 Notations to Elite Black Car – totaling over $600.

The following is a batch of “strategy meetings / campaign meetings”: Dana Kai Sushi x1, Frank Fats x1, Good Choice Sushi x2, Shady Lady Saloon x2, Sol Agave x1, Simon’s Cafe x2, Tony’s Deli x3, Turk’s Dana Warf x2.

It must be nice to spend thousands on dining using your campaign account.

Then – we add another 7 Notations to Verizon Wireless. 200.37, 204.85, 562.52, 207.21, 207.21, 207.21, 207.21 bringing the total to Verizon Wireless from his campaign to nearly $20,000 lifetime. (the 7 newest notations total $1796.58)

Please note – I requested an update on Public Records since the previous update I got in October. The FPPC indicated they had no additional records to send me as the case is ongoing and open. I will posit theories as to what that means later – but Bill Brough is in serious trouble

#1 He has lost all the critical endorsements in Orange County, The Party Itself, the Lincoln Club, the New Majority and dozens of local officeholders
#2 He has only raised $125 since 1-1-2020
#3 He only has $49K net left in his account
#4 He has two active investigations against him – the Sexual Misconduct investigation by the Assembly Working Committee and a large list of FPPC campaign finance issues
#5 The local media is using him as a punching bag

And he dropped over $13K on the Niners. That alone should be grounds for federal prison.

Jan 162020
 

Bill Brough knows personally how the democrats in Washington DC must feel. He keeps moving the goalposts and losing.

There are a lot of consequences to alcohol abuse.

Losing. Like seeing AB1273 get trashed in committee in the State Legislature.

State legislators have killed a bill that would have blocked Orange County’s toll road agencies from building new roads.

The California Assembly Committee on Local Government on Wednesday, Jan. 15, voted against a bill from Assemblyman Bill Brough that would have kept the Transportation Corridor Agencies from building any new bridges or toll roads after Jan. 1, 2020, and from issuing new bonds to finance projects.

Ouch, Billy. The spiritual basis for your 2020 campaign was just flushed. Now, it is back to distilled spirits…

He had put a pause on the bill until this year, saying he wanted to see an external audit and more transparency from the agencies.

The TCA recently released an external audit of a communications and outreach contract with Venture Strategic, saying it “found no malfeasance.”

But saying the audit wasn’t comprehensive, Brough said he still wanted to see his bill move forward.

4 Audits later is the detail that William “Bill” Brough and the OC Register neglected to mention. The OC Register could not bring itself to come right out and say the audit cleared everyone as that would require them to contradict / retract a previous story where they practically parroted Harvey Englander’s talking points. The OC Register can read more here in the interest of Journalism.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) released the results of an external audit of their communications and outreach contract with Venture Strategic, Inc. (VSI). Flatly contradicting false statements made by politically motivated actors and reported in certain news articles, the audit found no malfeasance, a 99.88% billing accuracy rate, a net underbilling to the TCA of $5,761, and a satisfactory review of assigned task orders and corresponding deliverables and work product.

When you have to move the goalposts to support your position – you are losing. Bill Brough has a lot in common with the National Democrats playing the “Get Trump” game. It sucks to be Bill Brough, but remember he did it to himself.