Yesterday, news broke that ex-Chapman Dean John Eastman is seeking "Assistant Attorney General" designation on the California election ballot.
At least one of Eastman’s opponents is none too pleased about it.
“It’s a cynical and ridiculous effort to mislead the voters of California,” said Kevin Spillane, a campaign consultant for Republican AG candidate Steve Cooley. If Secretary of State Debra Bowen doesn’t make Eastman drop his “assistant attorney general” label, the Cooley campaign will ask a judge to do just that, Spillane said.
But Eastman consultant Jeff Flint said his client’s job title is accurate.
“The law and the regulations state that you are supposed to list your current occupation,” Flint said.
A spokeswoman for South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said that Eastman’s powers as an appointed assistant attorney general are “pretty limited.” Jackley had no immediate comment on Eastman’s ballot job description, she said.