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Green candidate hires Gonzalez as her lawyer

By Josh Richman
Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 1:39 pm in 2010 governor's race, Green Party.

Green gubernatorial candidate Laura Wells, who was arrested outside the gubernatorial debate at Dominican University of California in San Rafael last month, has retained San Francisco attorney Matt Gonzalez – the former San Francisco supervisor, 2003 mayoral candidate and 2008 independent vice presidential candidate – to represent her in court tomorrow.

Police said Wells, 62, a financial analyst from Oakland, was arrested when she tried to enter the Oct. 12 debate using someone else’s non-transferable ticket, and then raised a ruckus when she was denied entry and asked to leave. Security guards at the debate handed her over to San Rafael Police, who cited her for trespassing and then released her with a Nov. 2 court date.

Her news release says she was out over the weekend gathering almost 1,000 signatures on a petition asking the Marin County District Attorney’s office to dismiss the charge against her and investigate those responsible for her arrest, which she claims was a violation of her civil rights.

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  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Eugene Debs was in prison while he ran for president in 1920. What makes Wells so special? Memo to Matt: Ask for a retainer.

  • John W

    Is this really worth some prosecutor’s time? It’s not like she went there with intent to go Code Pink and disrupt the event. Trespassing? Come on!

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    A publicity stunt follows up another publicity stunt. Wells has no “legal right” to be newsworthy.

  • For Liberty

    I commend Wells for standing up for herself and those who she represents. CA needs to have a fair and equal election process or else we will continue to be stuck with the candidates that they want us to have, like the two winners in this election, such as Brown and Whitman. Ask yourself if these two candidates, Jerry Whitman and Meg Brown, truly represent you.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    With all their faults, Meg and Jerry are a lot closer to reality than the self-important (and deservedly ignored) Wells.

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