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Monday, July 18, 2011

CD 15 City Council Candidate Rudy Svorinich's Campaign Associate Tom Shortridge "past issues" with teenage girls

Svorinich Government Affairs and Campaign Consultant Tom Shortridge
Memo to politicos and associates of, "life's skeletons" do rattle in the vastness of the cybersphere.
With the upcoming race to replace Janice Hahn in CD 15 taking shape, any past questionable conduct by the likes of the big three candidates Pat McOsker, Assemblyman Warren Furutani and former CD 15 Councilman Rudy Svorinich, will become fair game for the opposition consultants.
But what happens if the consultant himself becomes the issue? Meet Tom Shortridge.  
Longtime CD 15 City Council Candidate Rudy Svorinich employee and now rumored campaign consultant Tom Shortridge had some past issues with teenage girls according to documents found online.
It seems that during the 2004 Presidential Elections, "A concern Republican" felt that Shortridge's "pleading no contest to charges that he knowingly took semi-nude photographs of two under-aged girls" in 2001, would discredit the Republican Party if Shortridge was associated with its efforts to re-elect President George W. Bush.
The documents which include arrest documents, along with victim statements, show how close Shortridge came to being the "first campaign consultant listed on the Megan Law webpage". But with the help of noted Attorney Tony Capozzola, Shortridge was able to dodge felony convictions and a life as an "register sex offender".
We should note that Shortridge has had no other issues with teenage girls since his 2001 arrest and has enjoyed the loyalty of his employer Svorinich, but Shortridge as an consultant should take note how easy it was for an citizen blogger/journalist to find this past "lapse of character". Imagine what skeletons the likes of John Shallman and Parke Skelton can find rattling in the vastness of the cybersphere.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice research Red Spot.

July 18, 2011 9:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy just wants to be able to collect on a city pension that comes with serving on the council past the 10 year mark. Go Mr. Integrity! Which applies to the rest of them.

July 18, 2011 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

McOsker is a union thug with NO credentials. Please, can you let us see his resume?

July 18, 2011 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot - you don't put an "an" before a word starting with a consonant. An is only to be used before a word starting with a vowel. This tip brought to you by the homies of Big Hazard. Be more American, write correctly!

July 18, 2011 11:02 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Nice to see that the finer points of English grammar are be taught within the LA County Probation System, East LA Skill Center and at a continuation school near you.

July 18, 2011 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well gee, Red Spot, if you know where grammar is being taught, why don't you go?

July 18, 2011 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Irony from the Weeked

Has it occurred to anyone that Phil Jennjerjahn was whining about Carmageddon eventhough HE DOESN'T OWN A CAR?????

July 18, 2011 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First of all what's "under age"? Also who cares, this BS has nothing to do with the what we need. Everyone knew that Janice Hahn hired and supported criminals, or Clinton doing dirty things the White House. Los Angeles needs help, this cover up on some fool that took pictures of an under age girl means nothing. Besides taking pictures is taking pictures nothing more. I would rather have Svorinich as my councilman than put my trust in people that have no experience.

July 25, 2011 11:26 AM  

Blogger Unknown said:

Has anyone ever seen the $8,000,000 "Bridge to Nowhere" in Watts? It cut off half of the areas access, ruined local shopping center revenue and caused taxpayers to give his cronies a going away gift in the waning days of "Rudy's" last term as city councilman.

October 29, 2011 6:27 AM  

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