Gabriel San Roman
Harald Martin, Former Anaheim Trustee Who Wanted to Sue Mexico, is Running Again
Updated: Aug 14, 2020
It’s been more than a decade since Harald Martin last made a splash in Anaheim politics. A gathering storm of a recall petition and special election pressured him into resigning from an appointment to the Anaheim Union High School District(AUHSD) back in 2007, one granted despite finishing second to last in the prior election leading to accusations of cronyism. By then, the former Anaheim policeman lost two previous bids, leaving only his heyday on the board from 1994-2002 behind. In those years, Martin gained notoriety by wanting to sue Mexico $50 million for the cost of educating undocumented students and even sought a resolution giving la migra access to the district’s databases. Both failed policy positions hounded him years later during the recall effort.
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