Hot off the press. But a note to candidates…releasing news after 5PM on a Friday is usually a kiss of death that no one will pick it up. Bad form from Brandman’s consultants on this.
For Immediate Release: October 19, 2012
For More Information Contact: Dennis DeSnoo, (714) 921-1181
Troubled Board Member Katherine H. Smith Continues Campaign of Harassment
(Anaheim) – Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Trustee and small business owner Jordan Brandman today categorically denied the false accusations made by disgruntled Board Member Katherine H. Smith. Jordan Brandman called the baseless allegations made to the District Attorney, a “politically-motivated vendetta which is wasting precious taxpayer dollars.”
“This is another groundless personal attack by Katherine Smith to smear my good name. She has repeatedly attacked me personally in public since I joined the Board of Trustees.” Smith has been allied with AUHSD school board candidate Thomas “Hoagy” Holguin and controversial former AUHSD school board member Harald Martin. Smith opposed Brandman’s appointment to the Board and opposed his successful elections in 2008 and 2010.
Smith’s reckless actions in 2007 forced AUHSD to hold a special election costing the taxpayers over $250,000. Jordan Brandman won that election and has served honorably on the Board ever since. He has promoted a Reform Agenda that has resulted in significant student academic achievement improvements including Oxford Academy being the number one school in California, expansion of career technical education pathways, and initiatives that have created jobs and saved the taxpayers millions of dollars.
“Mrs. Smith has continually proved to be an erratic and troubled Board Member. This week at an AUHSD candidates forum, she stated that she is against both Proposition 30 and Proposition 38. However, at the Board of Trustees September 20th Meeting she voted ‘Yes’ to endorse Proposition 30. She also voted ‘Abstain’ on Proposition 38.” For years Mrs. Smith has been a fiscally irresponsible Board Member. Her record includes grossly mismanaging the Measure Z school bond funds resulting in a loss of almost $50 million in school construction dollars.
Brandman is calling for an immediate halt to Mrs. Smith’s obsessive behavior and believes the public will reject her negative politics on November 6th.
Meanwhile, Jordan Brandman continues to engage in a positive campaign, building his coalition that will keep Anaheim moving in the right direction. It includes the Anaheim Neighborhood Association, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC, Anaheim Firefighters’ Association, Anaheim Police Officers Political Action Committee, Democratic Party of Orange County, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, Orange County Business Council, Orange County Labor Federation, Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, Orange County Labor Federation, Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC, Support Our Anaheim Resort PAC, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Senator Lou Correa, Assemblyman Jose Solorio, councilmembers Gail Eastman, Kris Murray & Harry Sidhu, former mayors Tom Daly & Curt Pringle, and many other community leaders.
The election for two open Anaheim City Council seats will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
For more information please visit Jordan Brandman’s campaign website, jordanbrandman.com.