Setting the Record Straight 

Recently, Andy's opponent launched a campaign of disinformation in an attempt to distract from the real issues in the 39th district. While we would rather spend time talking about the issues, we've dedicated a space here to set the record straight.

CLAIM:

The California Secretary of State found Andy Thorburn’s ballot designations unacceptable.

 

 

FACT:

Gil Cisneros wasted his money on high-priced lawyers suing multiple fellow Democrats over an obscure bureaucratic form - as a desperate attempt to divert attention and resources from the real issues in this campaign. Andy Thorburn decided to focus his energy on getting his positive message out and beating the Republicans, not fighting other Democrats in court.

 

 

CLAIM:

Andy Thorburn is evading paying his taxes.

 

 

FACT:

Andy Thorburn has never evaded any taxes. Andy and his businesses are all fully up to date on their taxes. 25 years ago, Andy Thorburn’s business went under and he went personally bankrupt, like 1.5 million Americans do every year. As such, he was saddled with his company’s debts and lost his home. These debts took years to pay off but through hard work he paid off every penny.

 

 

CLAIM:

Andy Thorburn funneled money to offshore bank accounts.

 

 

FACT:

There is no evidence for this claim. An individual with the same name was named in the Panama Papers, and Thorburn’s opponents are deceptively misconstruing this to make the claim that Thorburn evaded taxes.

 

 

CLAIM:

Thorburn’s company has been forced to pay money in a lawsuit.

 

 

FACT:

No court or administrative body has ever made a ruling finding any fraud or wrongdoing from any of Thorburn's companies.

 

CLAIM:

Andy Thorburn’s company owes taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board.

 

 

FACT:

Andy Thorburn’s company is fully up to date with all of its taxes at every level of government and actually overpaid its state taxes this year.

PAID FOR BY JANICE HAHN FOR SUPERVISOR 2020