Mar 302022

But he did stay at a Maryott Inn Express Last Night…

Via the Coast News Group:

REGION — 49th Congressional District candidate Brian Maryott has officially changed his ballot designation after a complaint filed by Republican primary challenger Supervisor Lisa Bartlett alleged the former San Juan Capistrano mayor misled voters about his professional employment status.

Wait. I thought this was a dirty campaign stunt? So Bryan Maryott lied on his application to run for office and got caught? Say it ain’t so, Joe.

“The decision by the Secretary of State to force Brian Maryott to change his ballot designation only further confirms what we already knew – Maryott is deliberately misleading voters and pretending to be someone he’s not,” Bartlett said in a statement.

However, Maryott’s campaign has strongly denied Bartlett’s allegations and said he voluntarily made the change as a result of issues unrelated to the complaint.

“We recently and pro-actively amended our ballot title with the Secretary of State’s office, making a change unrelated to any threats from desperate candidates,” said Megan House, Maryott’s campaign manager, in a statement. “The CFP Board of Standards does not allow Certified Financial Planner professionals to advertise our credentials without the trademark, and the Secretary’s office does not allow the use of trademarks.”

Let me help Ms. House out. The CFP Association will prosecute anyone using the designation that is not eligible to. The part about the trademark is pure BS as we have all seen other candidates with the designation. Please do a better job of spin later.

“We don’t approve/disapprove a ballot designation based on 3rd party complaints. We do receive them, but don’t base our review on them,” said Joe Kocurek, a representative for the state office. “We review the ballot designation worksheet and any accompanying materials provided by each candidate, then we reach out to a candidate if we find there is an issue of any sort with their proposal. We spoke with this candidate and we came up with a ballot designation that was acceptable for him and us.”

Translation – the SOS office got the complaint and talked to Maryott about his BS. Target hit.

Maryott has previously denied any wrongdoing in his campaign filings, arguing that his certification as a financial planner still remains active. Maryott acknowledged that he no longer practices financial planning or provides investment advice and that he is not active with any brokerage.

Well that’s a lie. Maryott’s Securities License has been lapsed for 4 years.

In order for a ballot designation…to be deemed acceptable by the Secretary of State, …each proposed principal profession, vocation or occupation submitted by the candidate must be factually accurate, descriptive of the candidate’s principal profession, vocation or occupation must be neither confusing nor misleading,” the law reads. “…The candidate’s proposed ballot designation is entitled to consist of the candidate’s current principal professions, vocations and occupations.”

According to Robert Stern, a retired attorney and former elections counsel to the Secretary of State’s Office, the successful result of Bartlett’s complaint is a win for her campaign, as such ballot designation challenges are rarely so swiftly resolved. What impact the challenge will have on the June primary is unclear however, at least for now, Stern added.

It’s very unusual for the Secretary of State to deny a candidate’s occupational status,” Stern said. “I’d guess it only happens a handful of times each year. So yes, it’s a win for the candidate filing the complaint. It’s also significant in the sense that voters get a lot of information from the three-word title candidates use to describe themselves on the ballot. If a candidate doesn’t raise a lot of money or isn’t as well known, that can really be something that identifies you to voters and lets people know who you are.

Maryott got beat down. Since Bryan Maryott won’t have a pot to piss in for his campaign, the loss of his deceptive ballot title is devastating. Tick. Tock.

Then there is this nugget:

Bartlett’s campaign may also challenge Maryott’s new ballot designation as a businessman/nonprofit executive with the Secretary of State, according to her campaign manager Tim Lineberger.

Bad Bryno. Stop lying about your occupation man. Just use “Unemployed” or “Aspiring Career Politician”.

Mar 282022


Mr. Berry, an in house investigation is very common in these sort of instances. The DOJ, FBI, etc. wouldn’t involve themselves unless it was absolutely necessary. In fact, it states in the Yaws case files that Mr. Bean also had an in house investigation to look into his disturbing comments made to another female employee. Here is the difference between the two situations, Mr. Woo has released (and openly talks about) the findings of his investigation which is that the accusations are completely unfounded. How come Mr. Bean hasn’t come out and said the same yet? Since the accusations against Mr. Woo are completely untrue (as found out in the investigation) it is now slander when you continue to bring it up and use it to your advantage. Anybody with the slightest knowledge of the law would know THATS why you received a letter from Mr. Woo’s attorney, because you continue to talk about untrue information, you are slandering. Now, It is very foolish of you to say that the blogger is slandering Mr. Beans name because, as of right now we don’t know the results of Mr. Beans internal investigation. If Bean were to come out and say the investigation found the accusations to be untrue only THEN would this become slander. Personally I think it is very suspicious that Mr. Bean hasn’t stated the results of his investigation. One last thing, Mr Berry, you have continually stated that there has been a cover up with Mr. Woos investigation and that has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard! I work in HR for a fairly large company out of the Bay Area. I am very familiar with the process of an internal investigation and it would be very difficult to cover it up. First off, in this case, anybody can request to see it, it is public record. This means that if there was a cover up a member of the public surely must know by now. Second, do you know how many different people are involved in an investigation? Do you really think Placer County would be able to silence 10, 20, or even more people? Even if the county did silence that many people, people talk, people gossip, someone would have spilled the beans by now. If you believe that is what has occurred, I am very concerned for your grasp on reality. Please Mr. Berry, do some critical thinking before going on the internet and making untrue posts.

This was fished off of Facebook when your intrepid blogger was alerted to a facebook thread about Brandon Bean – the union goon running for sheriff of Placer County. Anyone with more information, please come forward.

Update: It appears that the union planted this as an attack against Wayne Woo. It appears that the thugs are out in force engaging in standard smears and attacks against a target they oppose. Play close attention, these are supposed to be cops. These are supposed to be the people enforcing the law and maintaining public safety. I have been editing profane comments laced with threats. If these are the types of people responsible for keeping Placer County safe, I fear for the whole county. This will be continued…

Mar 242022

The Placer County Sheriff’s Union (Aka Placer DSA) is on a rampage. Ever since they attempted a dishonest smear campaign to raid the treasury of Placer County (remember the Defund the Police attacks?), they have been on a rampage jihad against anyone in Government. They are looking for patsies that will give them everything they demand without regard for negotiation.

They have endorsed Paul Joiner and have attacked Shanti Landon in Placer SUP D2. Why Joiner aligned himself with this crew under the current circumstances is beyond me. All Mr. Joiner has done is alienate a large group of people with whom he has worked for years and chose a group blinded by rage to align himself with.

How low will the Placer DSA Go to win an argument?

The Placer County Sheriff’s Union has endorsed Sgt. Brandon Bean for Sheriff. He has said publicly that he wants to burn down the Placer County Board of Supervisors. It is clear that Bean has a mouth and his reputation is one of being a bully in the department. Bean is also a correctional deputy and does not work patrol. In past work with Sheriff’s Unions, I know that Correctional Deputies are not regarded well among the rank and file on the streets.

It is clear that the Placer DSA needed to go pretty deep in to their list of patsies to find someone willing to oppose Sitting undersheriff Wayne Woo. The amazing irony is that Woo is reputed to have been too close to the union. I guess Woo would not cut himself and do the secret handshake to appease the crazed leadership of the Placer DSA.

This leads your intrepid blogger to a lawsuit we obtained regarding a former Correctional Deputy. Sgt. Brandon Bean is the focus of the lawsuit.

It appears that the anointed union goon is a piece of work. Bean was accused of messing with the deputy who was placed on light duty for a serious shoulder injury.

It gets way worse. Bean’s boorish and disturbing behavior is on display for all to see.

“I am going to rape you not for the sex but for the power”… Brandon Bean, candidate for Placer County Sheriff.

I was told the Roseville Police Officer’s Union endorsed this loser recently. I hope they are proud of their choice.

You’d think that a group of law enforcement officers, among whose ranks are detectives and investigators, would do a better job of vetting candidates. But, in this case it is all about revenge over a failed contract negotiation.

Your intrepid blogger can’t wait to find out more about this loser Brandon Bean as all in law enforcement supporting this guy need to be humiliated.

Mar 222022

#CA49 Bryan Maryott’s endorsement was delayed a month by the actions of one of the most giant alligators in the California Swamp, Howard Hakes, and his David Stafford Reade-linked assistant Mark Spannagel. While I think Maryott is a fraud and an empty shirt, he was chosen by the county parties, and the state party had no business denying him the endorsement he earned. (WARNING – Mr. Maryott, that endorsement will be the high point of your campaign because your intrepid blogger is coming for you)

Allow your intrepid blogger to opine on Bryan Maryott. He appears to be a deadbeat, a loser, and a complete fraud. Mr. Maryott may not realize that your intrepid blogger used to have a securities license. Your intrepid blogger sold mutual funds and investments as part of his insurance business in a previous life. CFP is a neat designation to have. (Certified Financial Planner) With the said designation, you can charge for fee-based financial planning, and it takes education, a license, and continuing education to maintain it.

Apparently, Bryan Maryott forgot this key detail when attempting to lie to voters on his ballot designation. The Coast News lit Maryott up

REGION — Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett has filed an official complaint against fellow Republican candidate Brian Maryott, accusing the former San Juan Capistrano mayor of lying to voters about his employment status.

Per the complaint, which Bartlett’s campaign filed on March 21 with the California Secretary of State, Maryott’s proposed ballot designation as a “certified financial planner” is “false, misleading, and unlawful because it does not accurately reflect his current profession, vocation, or occupation.”

Whoopsie. Looks like a local media outlet picked up on the feckless Maryott’s latest attempt to embellish his personal failure into a resume.

According to the complaint, Maryott retired from working as a financial planner four years ago to “become a part-time politician.” Since then, Maryott’s certification has lapsed and he has not earned any income from the profession, making his ballot designation claim fraudulent and misleading, Bartlett alleges.

Until his retirement in 2018, Maryott was a regional manager for Wells Fargo and served as a registered broker and investment advisor over the course of his career.

“According to public records, Brian Maryott has no job, no income, no business, and no license – he is not a certified financial planner, he is a fraud,” Bartlett said in a statement provided to The Coast News.

But he stayed at a Maryott Inn Express last night…

In her statement, Bartlett lambasted Maryott for “deceiving the public” regarding his ballot designation and for allegedly violating ethics rules during his time on the San Juan Capistrano City Council.

“The last time he had a job as a City Councilman, he cost the City of San Juan Capistrano $500,000 because he violated ethics rules, in addition to improperly using public resources to campaign,” Bartlett said. “There is too much at stake for our country in the upcoming election to pin our hopes on a dishonest and unqualified candidate who is a perennial loser in the 49th district.

“America is headed on the wrong track, whether you are talking about rising inflation, skyrocketing crime, failing education, weak foreign policy, and rapidly decreasing quality of life. We need an immediate change in leadership to address these crises, but if Maryott is able to advance to the general election by deceiving the public – yet again – it all but guarantees Mike Levin keeps his job in November.”

Maryott has no job and no money but he has a California Republican Party endorsement!

According to Tim Lineberger, Bartlett’s campaign manager, Maryott’s statement concedes the crux of the complaint by admitting financial planning is not his current “principal profession” as required under the law.

“The mere existence of a certification doesn’t mean that you’re able to engage in actual financial planning,” Lineberger said. “The requirement for ballot designation is that your title has to be your current occupation, he concedes that his occupation is currently not a certified financial planner. So, he’s conceding our argument in the complaint that he’s not engaged in this activity, and in fact that he’s not even licensed to do it.”

The complaint itself includes more than 50 pages of exhibits that Lineberger says demonstrate that Maryott hasn’t worked in a financial planning capacity since 2018.

According to Lineberger, not only did Maryott misrepresent his employment status in campaign filings with the Secretary of State’s Office, but he also lied to voters on his official ballot statement, which is publicly available online.

The ballot statement lists “certified financial planner” directly underneath Maryott’s name on the statement.

Bryno lied.

In Maryott’s case, Stern said that it seems as though Bartlett’s complaint has a reasonable chance of success since the former mayor acknowledged that he doesn’t currently practice any financial planning.

“The fact that he’s certified doesn’t really matter here,” Stern said. “I mean up until a few years ago I was still an attorney, but I’m not practicing law anymore so I’m not an attorney. It’s not your current occupation if you’re inactive in that field even though you’re licensed, that just doesn’t persuade me. If I was at the Secretary of State’s Office I would tell [Maryott] give me more facts and show me that you’re a CFP, or I won’t approve this.”

(Stern is a campaign law expert quoted in the article)

Bryan Maryott’s campaign has now begun the slow, painful descent to oblivion. Perhaps he should have maintained his license, because he won’t be getting a federal government job anytime soon…

Mar 212022

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