Unfair advantage? In election year, O.C. Supes spent $241K in tax money on mailers

By Jordan Graham

A state law intended to stop elected officials from campaigning with public funds in the weeks just before elections might have prompted Orange County officials to step up such spending earlier this year.

During a six-week window starting in late-February, four county supervisors running for public office – Michelle Steel, Todd Spitzer, Shawn Nelson and Lisa Bartlett – cumulatively sent out $241,000 worth of tax-financed mass-mailers to constituents, before the start of a blackout period on such spending in advance of the June 5 Primary, county records show.

The mailers are billed by the supervisors as legal avenues to tell residents about [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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