Irvine City Council candidate Jeff Lalloway is the subject of one of the nastiest pieces of mail I’ve ever seen thrown at a conservative candidate for office in Irvine; and if the charges made in the mailer and the website are true, then a 4-1 Democratic majority looks more likely in Irvine after election day.
The website www.caseagainstjeff.com claims Jeff Lalloway defaulted on student loans to the tune of $2,000 to a Philadephia woman and owes $62,000 to the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority.Â The site says New Jersey officials filed court documents stating that Lalloway “concealed his whereabouts or by other means obstructed or prevented service of the judgment against him.”Â The mailer says the sheriff of Philadelphia County was authorized by the courts to seize and sell all contents of the defendent’s residence.Â The filings are between 13 andÂ 23 years old.
The website claims Lalloway inflated his credentials in the US Attorney’s office in Philadelphia, cheated taxpayers and friends, filed misleading ballot statements, and, as a member of the Irvine Finance Commission,Â cast a number of votes against Irvine schools, programs for seniors, programs for police and fire safety, funding for youth sports and parks, funding roads and infrastructure improvements.Â The site makes the claim that Lalloway voted “against every expenditure our city government makes.”Â Note our our Republican and Libertarian friends — not every government expenditure is wasteful spending.
Impressively, the site is well documented to back up its claims.
In spite of this, my biggest criticism of Lalloway is the $5 million gift to IUSD he wants to make this year to pander to Irvine parents. To which I say, why not offer the entire $22 million the district is shortÂ this year?Â And what about next year or the next? Lalloway will not support a parcel tax whcih has majority voter support in Irvine but not enough to overcome the two-third hurdle needed to make it a reality.
Frankly, with the hit pieces and websites that take so much low blows against Mayor Kang, Beth Krom, Larry Agran, Shiva Farivar and Todd Gallinger (from 2008), I’m actually delighted someone decided to hit back and hard with this mailer.
Let’s see how Mr. Lalloway responds to the charges in the mailer and the website.