Battle to Remove OC Board of Education Trustee Tim Shaw Continues
The fight to figureout if Orange County Board of Education Trustee Tim Shaw was unlawfully selected to his position continues after the state Attorney General authorized a suit versus him on April 7.
Local resident Michael Sean Wright submitted a quo warranto—a legal obstacle questioning the capability of somebody to hold a public workplace—on March 2 to Attorney General Rob Bonta’s workplace to takelegalactionagainst Shaw.
The March 2 claim was submitted soon inthepast an Orange County Superior Court Judge rejected Wright’s obstacle to takelegalactionagainst the board of education over Shaw’s reappointment on March 10.
“It would be extremely amazing to reverse the Board of Education in reappointing me and the will of the citizens who voted for me 2 years ago,” Shaw informed The Epoch Times in action to the most current suit.
While the initial legal difficulty submitted by Wright was directed to the board, the brand-new suit is towards Shaw just—making him accountable to pay for the legal costs.
The claim is the newest in an continuous argument. Shaw got a legal difficulty in January 2021 that questioned his capability to serve allatonce on the La Habra City Council and the Orange County Board of Education.
To prevent pricey legal costs, Shaw stepped down from his seat on the board in November 2021.
Less than one month lateron, Shaw stepped down from the La Habra City Council and was reappointed to the county Board of Education.
Plaintiff Wright stated that Shaw was unlawfully reappointed to the board of education due to a state law that states, “the regional board might not re-appoint to the workplace the individual whose resignation triggered the job in the veryfirst location,” according to the report from the lawyer general.
However, Shaw stated that law just uses to governing bodies, of which the county board of education is not.
Shaw stated he is careful about the intent of Wright to difficulty his position as his seat will be up for grabs throughout the June election.
However, Wright and his lawyers think that the court must willpower the problem previous to the election, according to the lawyer basic’s report.
While a date for the suit to be heard has not been provided yet, Shaw anticipates it will be askedfor to be heard on an emergencysituation basis.
“We are grateful for the Attorney General’s choice and are working with his workplace to relocation forward with all purposeful speed, and will be taking those next actions quickly,” Wright’s legalrepresentative, Lee Fink, informed The Epoch Times in an e-mail.
Vanessa Serna is a California-based everyday news pressreporter for The Epoch Times.
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