Nakano Misleads the Voters
One bullet points out that Nakano’s “own children attended local public schools” while his primary opponent Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza’s did not. Jenny Oropeza and her husband do not have children.
Three items attack Oropeza for not voting for legislation that Nakano had supported. All three of the bills were from the 1999-2000 session -- before Oropeza was elected to the Assembly.
At a community meeting last week, Nakano was asked by a voter to apologize for his tasteless mailer. Nakano merely acknowledged that Oropeza did not have children. He refused to apologize or take any responsibility for his conduct.
Jenny Oropeza issued the following statement:
My husband, Tom Mullins, and I have been married for 28 years. We love children and have been very active in the lives of our nieces and nephews, but we have not had children of our own.So George - how does one send their kids to public school when they have none AND vote for bills that were up prior to one joining the Assembly? If you can figure that out, let us know. In the meantime, go play on the freeway. Shame on Nakano.
I must say that I was extremely saddened to receive a mailer from George Nakano attacking me for not sending children to public schools.
My commitment to public schools is unshakeable. I attended public schools. I served on my local School Board for 6 years. I supported the policies that led to the Long Beach School District being named the nation’s best urban school district. I have been an unwavering supporter of public education as a member of the State Assembly.