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Press Release:

Taxpayer Advocate Vows to Bring Respectability Back to Rancho District

Rudolph F. “Rudy” Diaz has announced his campaign for Trustee Area 7 of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Diaz, who is a lifelong resident of Orange County is running to bring respectability back to the once proud Rancho District.

“The much publicized “pay for play” contracts, over billing for travel by the elected trustees and the questionable joint venture partnership between the RSCCD Foundation and a Saudi Arabian company has given a black eye to our once proud community college”, stated Diaz.

Diaz, who raised his family in Orange and retired from the County of Orange after 38 years of public service is currently a member of the Concerned Taxpayers of Orange. It’s his goal to keep public funds in the District for local students.

“Taxpayer funds belong in our community to help our students, not students in Saudi Arabia”.

Diaz has been very active in the community having served on the Orange Library board as well as the city of Orange’s Parks and Recreation Commission. He was also appointed to the California Library Services Board by former governor George Deukmejian.

“It’s time for those who serve as elected trustees on our community college board to be accountable to the taxpayers, not to their own special projects and interests”, concluded Diaz.

Contact Sammy Rodriguez at: for campaign information.

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