Ray Nutting accuses Joe Harn & Vern Pierson of Politicizing offices
I have decided to tell you a few of the many issue with what has happened between Joe Harn, Vern Pierson and Myself in recent months. Much more will be coming out over the summer.
A) I had talked to Joe Harn about 6 months ago and I told him that he is making too much money. I said that 47,000 in benefits, with a base salary of over 200,000 per year, is outrageous in a county of our size. When I first found out, I was shocked. Every time he is elected, he makes almost a million dollars from the taxpayers of El Dorado County. He is the third highest paid Auditor Controller in the State. Moreover, out of the 58 California counties El Dorado County is among the smallest in California's population. Joe Harn makes more than our California State Controlling that has over a thousand employees. Harn has less than 30 employees.
B) Over two years ago, Auditor Controller Joe Harn and District Attorney Vern Pierson tried to get me to support Greg Therkelson for Sheriff. I told the both of them “no”, I am supporting John D'Agostini for El Dorado County Sheriff. He is honest and very conservative - a perfect fit for our county. He believes in the constitution of our country and treating people with respect and dignity. When John D'Agostini first started to run for Sheriff Vern Pierson told me he would be supporting John D'Agostini for Sheriff. Then, for whatever reason, he went back on his word and supported Greg Therkelson. I believe big money influenced his decision. I have very little trust in District Attorney Vern Pierson, and he knows it. I regularly wonder if our citizens are being fairly treated by our Elected District Attorney. He has a lot of power and can ruin a person's life with very little evidence. This could be a very dangerous situation for the public. I have had hundreds of caller in my office that do not trust District Attorney Vern Pierson.
D) I told both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson that I will no longer be supporting Auditor Controller Joe Harn and Vern Pierson when they are both up for re-election. There are many very good candidates that may be running, and Joe will lose because of his history with county employees, agency & CSD members, and the general public. People are tired of elected officials getting rich and then telling other to cut back. Stand up Joe and tell the public the truth of how you make all this money, and how you pick on and bully the employees that make very little money. Tell the truth for the first time in your public life.
Vern Pierson and Joe Harn are doing everything they can to control this county. I am in their way. As the weeks go by and they throw more charges against me the Public is catching on. At times, it has been hard to stay in the fight. Nevertheless, rest assured, I have never walked away from a fight in my entire life. They started this fight and I look forward to finish the fight. I look forward to trial ASAP and letting the public know what is Really Going on!
Everywhere I go throughout the county I get the same thing,
"Go get them Ray we are behind you." "We know what they are up to." "We are supporting you." "We have never seen this type of attack on an individual in their entire life."
They have set up a legal Defense Fund and you can make the checks out to Supervisor Ray Nutting Legal Defense fund. Send the checks to Dale Small, 550 Main Street, Suite 2, Diamond Springs CA 95619. Payable to "Supervisor Ray Nutting Legal Defense Fund".
Together we can beat these elitists and keep our county "of the people and by the people."
If any of you have story's about either further corruption about Joe Harn or Vern Pierson please contact Courtney at the David Weiner law office: http://www.weinerlawyer.com/
*This story has been edited slightly for grammar and spelling errors