Posted: 03/06/2010 05:34:36 PM PST
The first casualty of politics is always the truth. Still, the recent accusations leveled against me and my business partners by politicians in an election year, unsupported by any meaningful evidence, have reached an unconscionable new low and need to be responded to with actual facts.
The Inland Empire has been my home for almost 30 years. I went to college here, worked here, built homes for more than 30,000 families and created thousands of jobs for the people here. I also founded National Community Renaissance, one of the nation’s largest and most respected nonprofit developers of affordable housing. I’ve always played by the rules, striving to do well and do good for my community.