[OC Supervisor-elect Todd] Spitzer sued John Williams yesterday over his ballot statement, which stated [that] he (Williams) was praised by the [OC] Grand Jury. They had a hearing this morning at Central Court in Santa Ana. Spitzer won! [Williams] will have to remove the grand jury [claim]from the ballot statement! Oh, and pay court costs! Too funny! Apparently the press (OCR) just happened to be there, so there should be something online later today.For background, read this or this.
That Williams would claim to have been praised by the Grand Jury when, in truth, they slammed him illustrates his vicious character.
As you know, the faculty union PAC, led by residual Old Guardsters (Channing, MacMillan, Miller-White, Woodward, et al.), recently voted to endorse the utterly disgraced Williams for the 7th area seat of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees.
In early September, the union's Rep Council will meet to decide whether to accept the PAC's recommendation.
Many of us remember the Old Guard era (roughly, the 1990s), when a secretive and corrupt group of faculty controlled the union. Stunningly, they chose to use homophobic fliers and to support a Holocaust denying trustee to secure a lucrative contract. It took years to wrest control of the union from that group.
It was led by the same people who brought about the recent PAC recommendation. (See PAC.)