Maureen “Mo” Muir is running for re-election to the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees. She has served on school boards for close to 12 years now. Four years ago, she ran for the California Assembly. She didn’t raise money, didn’t secure the Republican Party of San Diego County (RPSDC) endorsement, and at the 11th hour either launched or joined on to a coordinated (and baseless) attack against the GOP-endorsed candidate, Philip Graham.
Mo Muir should NOT be rewarded for her bad behavior with an RPSDC endorsement.
In egoist circles, we say “The Moral is Always The Practical.” In my principled opinion, Muir’s immoral behavior should disqualify her from working a convenience store cash register let alone holding a position of public trust. Let me outline some pragmatic reasons why the Republican Party of San Diego County should reject her request:
1- Mo Muir doesn’t care about you. She hasn’t helped you register voters, raise money, or attend your Committee meetings. You see her every four years when she wants an endorsement. Muir didn’t even show up for her 2018 Assembly endorsement vote. She expects you to support her because “who else you gonna support?”
2- Scandal follows her. I acknowledge that may be because she’s a thorn in the teachers’ union side, or it may be because she arrogantly believes that she can do what she wants.
3- She actively works against your endorsed candidates. It was one thing to run against your endorsed 2018 Assembly candidate, another thing to attack him in the primary, and a vile act to accuse him of sexual assault, rape, and other baseless charges when she knew they were false. (Muir will claim that she had no knowledge that her hired consultant, Ken Moser, released the fraudulent robocalls days before the primary election. Moser was fined $10 million for the act.)
Republicans in San Diego are in a tough spot. Now, more than ever, RPSDC has to be strategic about endorsements. It has to “clear the field” to advance one candidate past the “jungle primary.” It cannot afford to reward candidates who work against those goals, especially when they use nefarious tactics for personal gain.
Consider who cleaned up the San Diego Democrats when Bob Filner was up to his antics; other Democrats. Sure, they lost the Mayor’s office for seven years, but they gained the City Council, Board of Supervisors, and a majority in five or six other cities during that time.
Mo Muir is a bad apple. Reject her endorsement. Don’t give your good name to candidates who don’t respect you; instead start recruiting good people for public office.
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Brian Brady is a former San Diegan, living in Florida since 2020. He was a San Diego County tea party activist, founding member of the San Diego County Republican Liberty Caucus, and Executive Committee Member of the Republican Party of San Diego County. He is an active member in the Pinellas County (FL) Republican Liberty Caucus and, as of today, Thor’s Assistant appointed him Bureau Chief to the Florida desk of San Diego Rostra.