The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) has been informed that robocalls are being made to Democrats living in the Capistrano Unified School District. These robocalls imply that CUSD trustee candidates Jack Brick, Ken Maddox, Sue Palazzo, and Mike Winsten are endorsed or supported by the Democratic Party.
The implication of any sort of official support by the DPOC is false.
The four candidates mentioned in the robocall are registered Republicans and each is endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party. The Democratic Party of Orange County does not endorse any non-Democrats running for public office. Neither the Democratic Party of Orange County nor the California Democratic Party has made any endorsements in the 2008 CUSD races.
“We’re very concerned about this,” said DPOC Chairman Frank Barbaro, “and we fully expect the originator of these calls to stop them immediately and to publically acknowledge that there is not now, nor has there ever been, a Republican candidate endorsed by the DPOC. It’s sad that someone felt it was necessary to do this, but flattering that they thought the DPOC endorsement was so valuable. We hope that further action won’t be required to make this right.”