Before the previous post gets overun with gushing love for Cynthia Ruiz, let me provide you the forum to carry on your conversation. To get you started, here's the e-mail from Rick Acosta to Bill Christopher laying out his complaints with Cynthia Ruiz.
For more commentary, see the comments in this post.
From: "rick acosta"
Subject: Formal Complaint East La/ South Area Representative
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 21:42:19 -0800
Dear Mr. Bill Christopher,This is a formal request and complaint to remove Cynthia Ruiz as the East LA/ South area representative for the following reasoning.
1. She is a family member of a mayoral candidate Councilmen Antonio Villaraigosa.2. She is working on his mayoral campaign.3. She is involved in fund raising for the Villaraigosa mayoral campaign.4. You have placed Ms. Ruiz in a position that compromises the integrity of the Mayoral debates with her ability to provide insider information to one of the candidates, such as what questions will be asked and to which candidate , which N.C. Representative will be asking the question and to which candidate. This was not the intentions of CBS and the Alliance which would lose all credibility.5. Ms. Ruiz has set up her own standards as to who will attend the mayoral debate.6. Ms. Ruiz has not participated in an Alliance meeting.7. Ms. Ruiz was part of a group of board members of the LA-32 NC that sent a letter to the Alliance criticizing the Alliance on the Mayoral Debates.8. Ms. Ruiz has shown partiality over candidates, with comments made in reference to Mayor Hahn, (She was glad to leave a sinking ship, after she was dismissed as commissioner.)9. Ms. Ruiz was not asked to fill in at a meeting by the assigned East LA/South area representative Robert Jimenez as stated by the Alliance.10. Ms. Ruiz was not asked by the East LA/South area representative to replace him as the current representative.11. The Current East LA/South area representative Robert Jimenez is supporting me as his replacement.12. Ms.Ruiz failed to work only with the President of the LA-32 but did notify all other board members via e-mail as to who was on the list. This was not the intention of the alliance in setting up the guest list from each NC.SincerelyRichard AcostaLA-32 NC President
Previous Ruiz comments are here.