Press Release

Rudy Salas Supporter’s Lie About Public Safety Endorsement

October 10, 2018
Contact: Justin Mendes
(559) 240-4281

HANFORD, CA – Yesterday, Justin Mendes’ campaign asked Keep California Golden, an Independent Expenditure supporting Rudy Salas, to stop an ad that falsely claimed the endorsement of the Kern County Sheriff. They ran the ad for over a week before acknowledging the misleading ad.

“It’s unfortunate that Rudy Salas’ team and supporters would blatantly lie about a public safety endorsement,” said Justin Mendes. “Rudy is trying to hide behind his supporters and fake endorsements to cover up the fact that he completely failed the families of the central valley when he refused to do nothing about a sexual predator moving next door to our daycare.”

Rudy’s public safety record has little to celebrate. He has voted to make it more difficult to fire teachers who have committed sex crimes against their students, voted against tougher penalties for human traffickers and ignored requests from constituents to help with a sexual predator living next to a daycare.

“Rudy Salas still won’t own up to his mistakes and instead wants to call everyone around him a liar. It’s time for a change in representation, we need someone who will fight back and protect Central Valley families from the worst criminals in our communities,” stated Justin Mendes.

Mendes decided to run after his children’s daycare provider found out there was a sex offender living next door and Salas’ refused to take action when hearing about the concerns from Hanford families and the daycare provider.