Assemblywoman Nora Campos accused state senators Kevin de León and Jim Beall of planning an attack on her husband, Neil Struthers. There’s only one thing that we can be certain of, and it isn’t pretty.
George Shirakawa Jr. shuffled out of office in disgrace two and a half years ago, but the former county supervisor’s egregious misuse of taxpayer funds created a financial odyssey so twisted that it continues to bedevil staff to this day.
Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) and her chief of staff Sailaja Rajappan deserve credit for their consistency and determination. Over the last several years, no duo in Sacramento has shown a greater commitment to making the lives of their co-workers miserable.
George Shirakawa Jr. stole an election with a fraudulent mailer, and Judge Ron Del Pozzo called his sentence of 45 days community service "a win-win-win-win situation." That was far from the consensus.
Magdalena Carrasco got redemption in last June’s election, when she defeated Xavier Campos in a rematch for San Jose’s East Side council seat. But now, less than three months after taking office, sources say Carrasco already has her sights set on a run for the State Assembly.