Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 06:00 p.m.
You gotta love San Bernardino County politics.
The letter to the editor by San Bernardino attorneys Philip Kassel and Sanford Kassel, printed below, says it all.
The two stellar supporters of Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, when slamming Third District Supervisor Neil Derry, neglected to mention their firm represented former County Administrative Officer Mark H. Uffer in his $15 million lawsuit against San Bernardino County for wrongful termination.
Recently, on a 4-1 vote, county supervisors, with the execption of Derry, voted to pay Sanford Kassel and his client a cool $650,000.
Maybe Ramos has promised to vote in favor of their clients regardless of merit.
Afterall, Ramos, in his few campaign appearances, says he wants to go-along, get-along with the other supervisors.
Here’s the lawyer’s well-reasoned letter:
Ramos right choice
In determining who should be elected in the 3rd Supervisory District race, the public has a clear and easy choice to make.
James Ramos, a candidate in this race, is a well-known San Bernardino businessman who serves on a large number of different boards and community organizations. He is a member of the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees, and also serves on the state Board of Education, a very prestigious position.
James Ramos is also instrumental in leading San Manuel families in many philanthropic endeavors that significantly benefit the County of San Bernardino. Never in the history of San Bernardino County has anyone been as generous as Mr. Ramos and the San Manuel families he represents in supporting projects for San Bernardino County and the state of California.
The San Manuel business operations employ more than 3,500 people, and are one of the county’s biggest employers. In addition, Mr. Ramos owns and operates personal business in San Bernardino. Mr Ramos is well qualified to serve on the Board of Supervisors. He has completed his college education and received an MBA degree from the University of Redlands.
Mr. Derry, the present supervisor, has no business background. The San Bernardino Superior Court has even agreed that he is not a businessman. In a recent newspaper article, Mr. Derry is quoted as saying, “My goal is to be honest and open on how I make money.” How he handled his money received as political donations
To read entire letter, click here.