I received a peculiar newspaper today called “Haidar Hawthorne News”. The paper is published by Councilman Haidar Awad and the editor is his campaign manager Chris Robles.
What is troubling is I received it in the mail and it doesn’t list the required campaign disclosures.
It does state it is Awad’s “personal paper” and isn’t created with public funds but it doesn’t disclose if this is paid for by his reported campaign for mayor or his family’s auto center.
I’m sending to you because you previously wrote about Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia having to give up his interest in the Long Beach Post once he was elected. Is Awad allowed to publish a newspaper while being a sitting councilman?
I’m surprised the Daily Breeze isn’t all over this.
Far from clueless in Hawthorne