Last week there was a candidate’s forum held by the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce at city hall for the 40th and 47th assembly districts. I went to the event because I wanted to support my wife in her effort to be re-elected.
It was a relative quiet exchange until the very end during closing statement, where Assembly Member Cheryl Brown was correcting her opponent’s misinformation about her record and contribution by Chevron Oil Company to an Independent Expenditure Committee, which is not associated with Cheryl Brown. For your information it is against the law for any elected official to receive any of the IE money or even know anything that they do.
This brought about a reaction from Eloise Reyes and during the exchange according to my son, Hardy Brown II, Frank Reyes started poking him with a finger saying “my wife knows what she is doing because of her law degree.” My son responded, “please do not touch me like that” and Frank continued with my son walking away to avoid a confrontation.
As a father I taught my children to RESPECT their elders even when the older person is wrong, as was Frank Reyes. I am proud of my son for showing restraint in that situation and not allowing Frank Reyes’ bullying threats to engage him into a fight. Frank we, as a family, are not easily intimidated, so you can try that on me. I did not run from George Pepper when he was head of the Ku Klux Klan, so you know I will not run from you…even in my power chair.