James Ramos

San Bernardino Third District Supervisor James Ramos

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/13/14, 8:13 PM PDT |

REDLANDS>> A second political action committee has entered the Redlands City Council race in opposition of a candidate.

The California Homeowners Association PAC made a $10,704.50 expenditure for printing design and postage in opposition to Neil Derry, a former San Bernardino County supervisor running for Redlands City Council, according to a campaign finance report filed Oct. 10 with the California Secretary of State’s office.

“Residents of Redlands should be very concerned that tens of thousands of dollars are being spent to keep their government closed,” Derry said.

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

His campaign is the target of another political action committee, Redlands Residents Against Corruption, Opposing Neil Derry for City Council 2014.

The PAC, which lists the city of Willows as the filer address, has received contributions from numerous tribal members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, including family members of San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos.

Ramos could not be reached for comment Monday.

A representative of the PAC could not be reached for comment Monday.

Ramos ousted Derry for 3rd District Supervisor in 2012.

Derry opposed the construction of the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino while serving on the San Bernardino City Planning Commission and as a city councilman.

Contributions made to the PAC from Sept. 24 through Oct. 6 include $1,000 from Theresa Ramos; $1,000 from Vanessa Ramos; $1,000 from James R. Ramos; $1,000 from Desiree Ramos; $1,000 from Kenneth Ramirez, secretary of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Business Committee and $5,000 from Alaina Mathews, member of the tribal leadership.

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