AD-69 Republican Candidate Using Boy Scouts as Props


Republican candidate for AD-69 and current Santa Ana Unified Trustee Ceci Iglesias is in violation of a national policy established by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) by using photos of scouts on her campaign website.  Specifically, “Photos of candidates or Scouts in uniform or BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campaign materials of any kind.”  I’m a former Cubmaster, so I take stuff like this seriously.

As this is her third campaign since 2010, Ms. Iglesias should know better but this isn’t the first time she’s been ignorant of basic law as it applies to being a partisan candidate for office. In 2010, we documented her ill-fated campaign to siphon Latino and/or Women voters from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who was in a perceived tough race against Van Tran (Sanchez crushed both of them).  Iglesias had violated the Hatch Act by failing to resign a county job where 70 percent of her compensation was derived from federal tax dollars while she pursued partisan office.

Voters should be more concerned with Iglesias political ladder climbing; she has two years of elected experience and has almost no record to run on.  The best thing to be said about her race is Daly won’t take her candidacy for granted and will campaign hard and will raise money.

Her campaign web site offers this promise on her platform: “Working for tougher ethics regulations because politicians should not be above the law.”  Perhaps she should begin with her own campaign.