Ly zeros in on Moreno in online attack ad in race for District 5 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors


 

One candidate has let loose on two of three opponents in the closing days of voting in the competitive race for District 5 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.

In an online advertisement shared by an Elk Grove News reader, Cosumnes Community Services District Director Jaclyn Moreno has been hit with an online attack advertisement. According to the ad that appeared on Facebook, the attack has been launched by former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, who is one of four candidates vying to replace retiring Supervisor Don Nottoli. 

The advertisement is similar to the one against another leading candidate in the race, Elk Grove City Councilmember Pat Hume. The ad portrays Moreno in grainy black and white image with the heading "The Truth about Jaclyn Moreno" with a subheading that says "Founder of extremist group" without naming the organization. 

Additionally, it attributes a story to Elk Grove News, May 2022, saying, "Illegal use of public's money," which references a letter to the editor from Ly. A bullet point saying "Attacked a minority community" was attributed to the Elk Grove Citizen in July 2020. This story appears to be the one referenced in the attack advertisement.

Ly served with Hume on the Elk Grove City Council for six years, starting in 2014, four of which Ly had been elected mayor. Ly lost his reelection bid in 2020 to Bobbie Singh-Allen.

During their time on the city council, Hume and Ly aired disagreements during open sessions. Moreno was first elected to the CCSD Board of Directors with Ly's assistance.

In 2020 Moreno sided with several women who said Ly had politically bullied them. Moreno also alleged a former Ly campaign worker had sexually harassed her.

Last year speaking at a news conference announcing the formation of a civil rights group, Ly's wife, Ms. Cua Lo-Ly, said Moreno had initiated the contact with the former campaign worker. Moreno has not spoken about those allegations leveled against her (see video below).

Although Ly entered the race after Moreno and Hume, he has raised about $100,000 with assistance from the Asian American Business Club. In May, that group organized two fundraisers on Ly's behalf. 

If none of the four candidates surpasses the 50-percent vote threshold for the June primary, the top two finishers will advance to the November 2022 general election.  

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