City council candidates in Districts 3 and 7 have “issues”
Although the daily Fish-wrapper previously endorsed Laura Pastor in the District 7 City Council runoff, they are left with egg on their face as they expose her lack of credentials for her position with the Maricopa Community College system. Her congressman father, Rep. Ed Pastor, funneled millions of taxpayer monies in the form of grants to the college district, and that she was hired at $16,000 over the maximum salary for the position.
Three rivals for that post had superior qualifications to Laura Pastor’s, but they lacked one critically important component in their job search: None of them had a congressman father to bring in out-of-state, high-dollar donors and pave the way with federal grants to the schools totaling millions of dollars.
It took a court order for Maricopa Community Colleges to release the resumes of the better qualified candidates for the “outreach” position gifted to Laura Pastor. That information is available here.
District 3 candidate, Maria Baier, is a lobbyist who is also well-connected by family ties. She is the sister of Phoenix Fire Chief, Bob Khan, which would pose ethical problems on votes for issues dealing with the Phoenix Fire Department—unless she disqualified herself from all votes involving department issues—which she has not indicated she would do. Like Pastor, she is endorsed by liberal Phoenix Mayor Phil “Sanctuary City” Gordon, and has the nod from Democrat Gov. Napolitano.
Baier, notable for her presence on the Republicans for Janet (Napolitano) list, has been generously repaid by the governor as seen here.