Objection to Oxnard Council candidate’s legal problems disclosure failure

By Anonymous
 
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On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the City of Oxnard will be having its Special Recall Election. This came about on the vote of four council members to raise utility rates in May 2017. 
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For every election the VC Star sends out or has a one-on-one interview with the candidates and this special election was no different. The most interesting part was one of the incumbents. We ALL want our elected officials to be trustworthy, honest and have integrity. Unfortunately, the newest council member Oscar Madrigal doesn’t feel the same. 
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Madrigal has run for office in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 where he won a seat on the Oxnard Council. But when you review the VC Star profile of those years you notice something very interesting. 
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2012: Criminal convictions, bankruptcies or pleas: Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence arrest November 2009, convicted March 2010. http://archive.vcstar.com/news/politics/candidates-2012-oscar-madrigal-seeks-oxnard-council-seat-ep-363033116-351948241.html/
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2013: Criminal convictions, bankruptcies or pleas: Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence arrest November 2009, convicted March 2010. http://archive.vcstar.com/news/politics/oxnard-special-election-profiles-oscar-madrigal-ep-292787038-351173021.html/
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2014: Criminal convictions, bankruptcies or pleas: Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence arrest November 2009, convicted March 2010. http://archive.vcstar.com/news/elections/local/oxnard/oscar-madrigal-oxnard-city-council-candidate-ep-630157146-351151661.html
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2016: N/A https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.vcstar.com/amp/91345706
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2018: N/A https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.vcstar.com/amp/439158002
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According to the California DMV, a conviction of DUI remains on your record for 10 years. This was a result of a law change in 2007 that moved it from 7 to 10 years. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/dui/reportability
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Why would Madrigal not disclose that information? Did he believe NOT answering the question would help him win office? Now for his 2018 VC Star profile, he HAD to put ”N/A” because of his 2016 profile. We expect our elected officials to be trustworthy, honest and have integrity. Oscar Madrigal has proven he doesn’t hold any of those qualities. Is that, someone that should be making decisions on yours and your family lives? Is that, someone who should be collecting a check of your tax dollars? 
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Editor’s note: Normally we don’t like to publish anonymous articles, but this one is backed up with facts. We don’t think this by itself is sufficient to disqualify a fine young family man like Oscar Madrigal. Voting decisions should be made upon performance in office also.
 

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