In Scott Martelle’s piece on California Cities Struggling Under Wave of Corruption, he neglects to indicate something that he would surely mention if the elected officials in all those cities were Republicans: he doesn’t identify their partisan affiliation.
We have already learned that the folks in Bell scandal (that he references) were all Democrats.
So, what about those in Maywood?
Let’s click through the article to find the names of some of the city officials in that town. According to the Los Angeles Times, a civic group, “‘A Group for a Better Maywood,’ announced their intention to recall four of the council members: Felipe Aguirre, Edward Varela, Vice Mayor Veronica Guardado and Mayor Ana Rosa Rizo.”
So, we have the names Martelle left out.
Time to start start googling. Former Mayor Aguiree is a registered Democrat who served on the LA County Democratic Party Central Committee. I could find no information on the partisan affiliation of Mr. Varela. Veronica Guardado did endorse Hector de La Torre, a Democratic candidate for Insurance Commissioner (as well as other Democrats). Ms. Rizo’s Facebook page in her campaign to win election as Delegate for the 46th Assembly District identifies her as a member of the LA County Democratic Party.
So, there you have it, at least 3 of the 4 in question are Democrats. As expected!