For the last several weeks I have been reading as much as I can find about Victor Valladares and Gina Clayton-Tarvin. As I’ve written on this blog (the first blog posts I have ever written) I believe, as a Democrat, that our local OC party has no business supporting Victor Valladares until he can provide a thorough breakdown of his criminal past. He has dodged and lied and made fun of the requests and so at this point I think he has told us all we need to know. He is a selfish, immature person who seems to thrive on attention. He is not interesting in telling the truth. I watched some video of his ex-wife at a school board meeting and her speech left me heartbroken. In my opinion there is no doubting her candor.
Which brings me to Gina Clayton-Tarvin, the Trustee President of the Ocean View School District. The video that I saw included some accusations against Clayton-Tarvin as far as her relationship with Valladares. Not only did she not seem to offer any sympathy for the haunting and harrowing descriptions offered by the ex-wife, she seemed completely self-centered and simply interested in dismissing the claims. Clayton-Tarvin has become very close with several local candidates leading up to the next election. I think at this point it’s time for her to let us know specifically what her situation is with Valladares. It has been publicly written that Clayton-Tarvin’s husband is currently divorcing her. That’s none of our business of course, except if her relationship with Valladares is somehow part of the divorce. Whenever elected and appointed officials have any kind of relationship, it needs to be examined under the harshest light. Is there money involved? Are there favors involved? There may be nothing to this at all. Let’s hear what Clayton-Tarvin has to say about this. She may never offer any sympathy for the victim who spoke at the meeting. That’s her business. But she can’t simply deny the accusations and expect everybody to simply believe her.
Postcript: Sullivan references Breannia Lalama’s brave admission of abuse at the hands of Valladares at an OVSD meeting, confronting the enabler and cohort of her ex- husband.
I have posted it below for context. Please listen to the voice of a woman who suffered greatly at the hands of an abusive ex-husband that now continues to deny all, while smiling and acting as though this conversation never happened.
Tarvin adopts the same strategy and engages in pathetic denial of a brave woman that has the strength and integrity that Tarvin attempts to project, but sadly, will never possess.
Denial of the truth is no different than attacking the victim yet again.
Tarvin is as despicable as her protege. – Ed