• Ed Romero

    Now that he has paid back those funds, those Drug Dealing, Marijuana Smoking, Cocaine Snorting former Employees at the Orange County Probation Department should do the same. They were led by that corrupt former Chairperson of the O C GOP who used her position of power to Hire and Promote her numerous Lesbian friends to positions that should of gone to more qualified applicants. One of her Asst. Chief Probation Officers was caught shoplifting 8 times, she Smoked so much Marijuana while on duty that my co-workers gave her the AKA/Marijuana Nancy, another Deputy Probation Officer tested positive for HEAVY use of Cocaine, both kept their jobs. Then there was that Deputy Probation Officer that tried to FORCE both me and my co-worker to run ILLEGAL criminal record checks on Probation Employees. Then there was the Los Pinos Detention Center, that was given the AKA/The Lesbian Drug Den because of all the Drug Abuse up there in the 70’s and 80’s. So you see the Orange County Taxpayers should be reimbursed for all the WASTED Taxpayer funds that were wasted by those bunch of Crooks.

  • LFOldTimer

    To restore Equality Under the Law in Orange County perhaps those who shoplift items from stores should be allowed to simply return the item after being caught to avoid prosecution.

    If politicians get do-over’s – so should the general population.

    So very tired of these double-standards for the kings and the queens.

  • Paul Lucas

    Im afraid this may be too little too late.

  • Judy Allen

    “In an abundance of caution, I have decided to discontinue this
    arrangement and am reimbursing my campaign with personal dollars.”
    UH HUH…. when did money stolen from me and the rest of the OC taxpayers become Solorio’s “personal dollars”? What about a fine or time in the OC jail for breaking the law? Better still…. fire this and and the other OC thieves on OUR payroll!

  • Greg Diamond

    Three haikus for Jose:

    “I took the money
    Then I gave the money back.
    The problem is solved!”

    Sorry, Jose, but
    Undoing the act still leaves
    The bad character.

    Public officials
    Who must constantly be watched
    Must not be retained

  • LFOldTimer

    This just goes to show that there are 2 sets of laws in the OC. One for ordinary citizens and one for the club members with connections. If you think we have Equality Under the Law you’re living in La-La Land.

    I interpret his actions as a full-on admission of what he was doing was wrong. Anyone who would vote for this clown deserves exactly what he or she gets.

    The District residency requirements are a farce. How many politicians have pulled this scam and flown under the radar of the regulatory agencies? Just rent a makeshift apartment with a couple chairs and a sofa in the district you want to represent and you too can run for office too! ha. I view this like arranged marriages to gain citizenship. All dishonest. All dirty. A way to get over on the system. But when it’s allowed to operate under the cloak of legitimacy by those in charge of the electoral process who are supposed to be above reproach when it comes to integrity – it makes a mockery of the entire system.

    What the heck happened to my country?

  • Juan-R-Perales

    While Mr. Solorio never received a powerful committee chairmanship in Sacramento or even earned a position on a poweful committe, it’s clear he learned how to use campaign funds for personal use. It reminds me of the good old days of Fabian Nuñez who bought wine & clothes with campaign funds. What other personal items is Mr. Solorio buying with campaign funds? We do need the corruption of Sacramento in Santa Ana–we have enough already.

  • Does Santa Ana have residency requirements for candidates for public office? If so is it any wonder things like this happen? When there are residency requirements I believe candidates should actually live in the residences for a series of years. I also think residence requirements are a good thing for all candidates for office. At least up to the state level.

    • Paul Lucas

      Santa Ana is kind of a weird scene in which the candidate are required to live in the district but the whole city votes on the candidates at large. So it sets up an elitist club of sorts.

  • RyanCantor

    “In an abundance of caution, I have decided to discontinue this arrangement and am reimbursing my campaign with personal dollars. I hope that we can now return to discussing issues that are important to improving quality of life for Santa Ana residents,” Solorio said.

    An abundance of caution?

    Since when did compliance with the law and basic ethics become an “abundance of caution”?

    Good grief. What a joke.

    • David Zenger

      Hilarious!

      “In an abundance of caution (since I got caught!) I have decided to obey the law.”

      What an attitude of entitlement.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      Quality of life?
      Like sticking it to the families on behalf of Poseidon?
      That future non quality of non life?
      Civil servants are such uncivil serpents these daze.
      He’s running to lobby. Bleh.

      • David Zenger

        I suspect that mostly he’s running so that someday Mayor Miguel can pass on the greasy torch to a new generation of grifter.

        Of course there’s always the hope something better might pop up along the way – like County Supervisor.

        • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

          If he has those ambitions, one would think …

          Oh, never mind. Politicians. They are not like us. Separate warped reality, morals, standards. And getting very old?