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El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero Endorses Joe Dunn for Congress


Hot off the press (with apologies to the Dunn campaign as this announcement showed up in my SPAM filter).  From the press release:

Senator Joe Dunn (ret.)

Senator Joe Dunn (ret.)

is backing Joe Dunn for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign.

“I had the opportunity to work with Joe Dunn in the state senate on affordable housing for veterans and lowering costs for long-term care insurance. He vigilantly fought for his constituents everyday and continues to be a mentor of mine,” said El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero. “He’s more determined than ever to make a difference and brings the experience we need in Congress to cut through the partisan gridlock to help middle-class families get ahead.”

Joe Dunn has thirty years of experience holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. Joe empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought price-gouging drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices. He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump and stood up to gun manufacturers to make our neighborhoods safer.

Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.

As an elected official, Joe’s voting record has consistently ranked higher than all other CD 46 candidates with California’s most recognized environmental, women’s choice, equality, consumer protection, and labor groups.
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  7 comments for “El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero Endorses Joe Dunn for Congress

  1. junior
    January 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Really ….. ?? El Monte ….?? Is that the best Dunn can do?

    This El Monte dude is not even from OC – means nothing. Pretty desperate and lame if you ask me.

    • January 28, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      I run everyone’s press releases.

  2. junior
    January 28, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    EL MONTE>> Political discord here has gone from bad to worse this week, with two City Council members storming out of a council meeting and one taking steps to officially censure the mayor, Andre Quintero, accusing him of racism.

    The abrupt departures of Council members Bart Patel and Norma Macias from the dais Tuesday night left half a dozen agenda items unaddressed.

    “The mayor is playing a dictator and refusing to share power and authority with the rest of his colleagues,” Patel said. “He is punishing me and others who don’t agree with his world view.”

    Last week, Patel launched one of the biggest attacks yet by initiating steps to officially censure Quintero.

    He maintains the mayor deserves official reprimand by the council for making racist remarks to Patel, bullying and intimidating fellow council members and the public at large, and violating the Brown Act.

    “Specifically, Mayor Quintero commented that I did not belong on the council because I am ‘Asian’ and El Monte is a ‘Mexican town,’ ” according to Patel’s written request for censure.


    • Commenting Gnome
      January 28, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Norma Macias is Loretta’s cousin. Don’t think Loretta is going to be too thrilled with Joe’s protege bullying her family from out of the City Council

  3. henry lipton
    January 28, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    A little bird has told Villa Park Council member Deborah Pauly just endorsed Lou Correa.

  4. Anton Marc
    January 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    “Junior” loses serious credibility for this misleading slimefest. One only needs to Google the backstory to find that the story is not at all what “Junior implies it to be. “Junior” also leaves out some pretty major facts:

    (1) Macias was running against Quintero for Mayor at the time. She was also backed by Patel, whop for re-election. Macias and Patel walked out because Quintero would not appoint the person they wanted to appoint to a City Commission position, which he did not have to. In other words, a politically motivated hissyfit.

    (2) Patel sought a censure. His 10 allegations were found by an independent investigator to be baseless, other than Quintero calling him an idiot in closed session. Quintero was not censured, Patel was voted out of the office, and Macias lost her challenge to Quintero for the Mayors seat. http://local.private-investigator.us/investigator-el-monte-mayor-should-not-be-censured-the-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/

    Whether or not any endorsement by any politician is of value in this election year is certainly a reasonable question. Other than that, “Junior” is playing disingenuous.

  5. junior
    January 28, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    While some of Patel’s accusations are specific, others are more broad and may involve interpretation.

    “Over the last 15 months, Mayor Quintero has bullied not just myself, but other members of the City Council through verbal attacks and intimidation in closed session,” the censure request alleges. “He has attacked members of the public both during and after City Council meetings. Such bullying could cause members of the public to refrain from utilizing their rights of expression at public City Council meetings.”

    That is precisely why Macias said she joined Patel in walking out of Tuesday’s meeting.

    “All I wanted to do was speak in a Democratic process. We were all elected and we are all entitled to our opinion, but he wants to shut us up,” Macias said. “He is a bully, he tries to intimidate us and tries to overextend his authority as mayor at every chance he gets.”
    From the same SGV Tribune article –

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