Neil Derry

Neil Derry, a former county supervisor, is being opposed by a new political action committee in his bid to be elected to the Redlands City Council. (Courtesy photo)

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 09/24/14, 12:04 PM PDT | Updated: 1 hr ago

A political action committee opposing Neil Derry’s candidacy to the City Council has filed with the city and state.

Redlands Residents Against Corruption, Opposing Neil Derry for City Council, 2014 aims to remind voters of Derry’s political history in San Bernardino and what he would be bringing to Redlands if elected, said Tom Brickley, the committee’s treasurer.

“The voters wisely removed him from office after one term as a county supervisor,” said Brickley, who was once a Derry supporter. “He’s attempting to raise his political career in the ashes of bankruptcy and corruption. The citizens of Redlands feel strongly enough to put the PAC together and put our own funds in.”

Derry, 45, is running against five other candidates for three seats on the Redlands City Council in November.

“I think what these folks are concerned about is they’re not going to get any special deals cut any more if I’m elected,” Derry said. “Nothing will get done in the back row. I will get everything done in the front row and in public.”

The committee, which includes 12 people, Brickley said, filed their statement of organization on Sept. 18 and has yet to report any donations or expenditures, according to the California Secretary of State’s website.

Wayne Stair is listed as the committee’s president. No other names are included on the statement of organization.

The group takes issue with Derry’s positions while on the San Bernardino City Council from 2002-08 and on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from 2008-12.

The city of San Bernardino filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

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