C R & R Wast Services was linked to PACs that supported local City Council candidates, according the the Orange County Register’s OC Watchdog.
As we here at Tustin Residents Action Committee (TRAC) suspected, C R & R contributed thousands of dollars to the campaigns of John Nielson, Allan Bernstein, and Charles “Chuck” Pucket. According to the Register, C R & R gave $7,000 to John Nielson’s campaign, and $2,000 each to Allan Bernstein and Chuck Puckett’s campaigns.
It is important to note that John Nielson voted to extend C R & R’s contract without opening the process up to bidding. “No matter who donates to my campaign, I always vote in the best interest of Tustin,” said Nielsen. “My only allegiance is to the voters and residents of Tustin.” TRAC will follow this throughout the next 4 years of their term in office and keep you apprised.
For the full story, visit the OC Register’s OC Watchdog page.