New Video From Michael G. Stogner
Michael G. Stogner, local victims' advocate, political aspirant, and longtime supporter of the victims and families of the victims of child molester william hamilton ayres, has published a new video statement about the conflict of interest that San Mateo County has in the effective prosecution of the child molester ayres.
On a related note:
In January of 2002, child molester william hamilton ayres was awarded a lifetime achievement award in San Mateo County for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children;" nominated by longtime local politician Assemblyman Rich Gordon -- who has repeatedly refused requests to urge the current Board of Supervisors to rescind the award.
The following were Board of Supervisors Members when the child molester's nomination was approved:
Mark Church - Currently the Assessor County Clerk-Recorder & Chief Elections Officer for San Mateo County
Richard S. Gordon - Currently a California Assemblyman.
Jerry Hill - Currently a California Assemblyman and "Democratic Caucus Chair"
Rose Jacobs Gibson - currently serving on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Michael D. Nevin - Currently Executive Director of the Service League of San Mateo County*
County Manager: John Maltbie - still serving as County Manager
County Counsel: Tom Casey - Retired from County Counsel position in 2007.
ayres' lifetime achievement award was for his "service" on the Children and Families First Commission:
At the time, other members serving on the Commission with child molester ayres were: Maureen Borland, Patricia Bresee (who has supported ayres' victims publicly), Jim Fox (yes... that's San Mateo County District Attorney Jim Fox) Floyd Gonella, Richard Gordon, Christine Kennedy, Amy Liew, and Margaret Taylor.
*A brief note about the "Service League of San Mateo County" - Here are some of the people currently serving on the Service League:
Board of Directors:
Kirsten Keith - San Mateo County Private Defender Program
Steve Wagstaffe - District Attorney
Mark Church - Clerk/Recorder San Mateo County
James Fox - Former Sheriff / Former District Attorney
Rose Jacobs Gibson - Board of Supervisors
Jerry Hill - Assemblymember District 19