Editor’s Note: Listed below is an update on Anna Bryson, candidate for State Assembly 73rd District, whose voting record was published in the December 2013 issue of the CCS.
By Dale Tyler
|CUSD Trustee Anna Bryson|
Candidate for State Assembly
Bryson made the following statement in her official Candidate Statement, “On the school board, I returned $59 million to taxpayers.”
On March 17, 2014,
Bryson argued her statement was in fact true – and in support of her assertion she offered Declarations from John Alpay, the current President of CUSD Board of Trustees, and CUSD Superintendent Joseph Farley.
It should be noted that in 2010, Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim Dunning ruled that Alpay had made false and misleading statements in his own Candidate Statement. It should also be noted that it was highly unusual and of questionable legality for a public school district superintendent to utilize school district resources in support of a political candidate (Farley issued a letter in his official capacity and on official CUSD Letterhead in support of Bryson).
Judge Chang dismissed the arguments put forth by Bryson, Alpay and Farley and ordered the false statement in Bryson’s Candidate Statement be revised prior to the printing of the statement in the sample ballot.
Attorney Chad Morgan, who successful represented
Dale Tyler has lived in Mission Viejo for 27 years, where he operates an embedded software engineering company. As an early member of the Committee for Integrity in Government, he has long worked to ensure accountability and transparency in local government. .
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