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Appeals Court rejects Galligan's legal challenge in controller's race

Original post made on Apr 3, 2014

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller, to keep the name of another candidate, Assistant Controller Juan Raigoza, off the ballot on the grounds that he does not meet state qualifications for the position.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Sally Grimsley, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm

This is an outrageous abuse of the taxpayer funded court system. Mr. Galligan's self-serving claims against Mr. Raigoza have been rejected by a Superior court judge and the State Appellate court. How much more of Mr. Galligan's desire to remove the vote from the voters do we have to pay for?

The voters deserve an explanation from Mr. Raigoza's opponent as to why
he is more qualified to be Controller than Mr. Raigoza, who has worked
in the Controller's office for 13 years, including the last two years as
Assistant Controller.

Mr. Raigoza has discussed his plans for running the Controller's office;
what about his opponent?

Will Mr. Raigoza's opponent be a full time controller like Mr. Raigoza
will be, or will Mr. Raigoza's opponent treat the Controller's job as a sinecure, while continuing to run his tax preparation/accounting firm in San Mateo?

Is Mr. Raigoza's opponent seriously considering overturning the election
result through the appeal process should he lose to Mr. Raigoza on June 3?
When is Mr. Raigoza's opponent going to start running for the office
instead of running from the voters?


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