Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dumanis and Kolendar to endorse this Jan Goldsmith?

The following was forwarded to me earlier this evening:

The Voice of San Diego reported this evening that city attorney candidate Jan Goldsmith will announce tomorrow the dual endorsement of Sheriff Bill Kolender and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Last week, the Reader broke a story about 1986 allegations against Goldsmith for Domestic Violence. I am outraged – as all women should be – that our area’s top law enforcement officials would endorse an individual with a history of domestic violence who, if elected, would run the city’s Domestic Violence and Special Victims Unit. Tell Sheriff Kolender, DA Dumanis to “Break the Silence” and speak out against Domestic Violence as they endorse Judge Goldsmith. Thursday February 14th at noon at City Hall.

Unnecessary roughness
By Matt Potter Published Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 , San Diego reader
Jostling in the race for San Diego city attorney is becoming more pronounced as the major candidates lining up against incumbent Mike Aguirre seek to gain advantage. Likely to play a role in the campaign are documents from the 1986 divorce case of one prospective contender, superior court judge and ex-Poway mayor Jan Goldsmith, whose wife Christine accused him of turning “a minor disagreement into a major altercation.” According to a signed statement by Christine dated April 15, 1986, Goldsmith “began yelling and screaming at me in obviously uncontrolled anger. He then gave me a hard shove in the chest and cocked his fist in an extremely threatening manner. All of this appeared in front of the children causing them to be extremely upset and telling their father not to hit their mother. He then began throwing items off the kitchen counter in his continuing rage. I could not leave at that time without further aggravating the situation and exposing myself to potentially further harm.” The next day, she said, she slept at her sister’s house with the children. “I am afraid to go back to the house the Respondent is still there as I feel his anger may once again get the best of him and he may, in fact, cause physical danger to myself and irreparable harm to both myself and our minor children.” The couple later reconciled and Christine dropped the divorce action against her husband, but the story may resonate during the upcoming campaign; part of the city attorney’s responsibilities include running the Domestic Violence and Special Victims Unit. Both Goldsmiths are judges; she was appointed in 1987, he in 1998. In a statement issued by his campaign consultant this week, Goldsmith and his wife noted that they have been married 33 years and said, “At about the 12-year mark — in 1986 — we had our only serious marital problem and were faced with whether to work it out or terminate the marriage. We decided to work it out. We went through several months of counseling and made lasting adjustments in the way we communicate.” He added, “No relationship is without its defining moment. We are by no means ashamed of the way we responded to our defining moment 21 years ago. In fact, we are proud of the way we responded and how our relationship has grown and continues to grow in our 34th year of marriage

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is like endorsing the Hamburglar for state treasurer!

Anonymous said...

they hate Mike this bad?

Anonymous said...

Tell me Scott Peters wouldn't be better than both Mike Aguiree and Jan Goldsmith. This will be a competition about who hates women more. Run Scott Run!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of trash. Goldsmith has the most integrity of any candidate in the race. Which other candidate has been married for 33 years? Do you think his wife, a Family Law Judge, would be likely to stay in a home with domestic violence? As expected, here comes the slime in this race.

Anonymous said...

What a surprise, another slimely politician, and a lawyer.
Christine, his wife, and man hater, stays with this sleaze because of politics and cash. My ex attempted to take my children away the day I remarried, C Goldsmith was ther judge. I know this seems like a grudge, but 12 years of evidence, the truth, the boys reaction, a phsyc eval that proved her a nut, all meant nothing to Goldsmith. We had thousands of pages of evidence, witnesses, finacials, and my ex's own tesitomny. Goldsmith condones perjury from attornies and encourages violations to the code of ethics of the State Bar. are these the people we want serving in public service, or is this the reason they serve in puclic service

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I can't vote for a domestic abuser to be the guy in charge of prosecuting abusers. He might be drop the case, citing the fact that he "knows how it is"...

Anonymous said...

The comment posted at 11:14 on15 FEB sounds exactly like my case, except add that my ex made the CA Child Abuser's Index and her father was found to be a pedafile. Add Christine Goldsmith agreed with my ex's attorney that I had been to combat I must have been domestically violent just never caught at it. Effectively saying that military males are not fit to have children. My ex was the one that had the DVRO against her and admitted at trial that she had tried to kill me and my son, there were also all the witnesses and CPS that Christine Goldsmith refused to listen to...some piece of work. My ex got the boys and I got the girls because her father,"...only molests girls".

Lauriene said...

My husband went before Judge Christine Goldsmith. His Ex took a job making less than half of what she was making three weeks after my husband's son moved in with us. She claimed she liked working at Walmart more than her office position as a tax consultant. She lied about all of her financials, inflated my husband's income, and also asked for 4000 in legal fees she was accummulating for the case to be paid by my husband. So, in a nutshell, she got the reimbursement on legal fees. Child support went up with my husband's son moving in with us, and the existing case my husband had proceeding in Wisconsin was overruled by these court proceedings in California. She is the scum of the earth.