News Release from the office of Paul Angulo, Riverside County auditor and controller.
"As Riverside County Auditor-Controller, I am committed to responsible leadership and attacking waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer resources.
"In public leadership, it is essential to lead with the utmost of integrity. Additionally, one must have the courage of conviction to do what is right for the community," Angulo wrote.
"Specifically, Mr. Jacobs’ strong defense of Temecula's wine country, community health and senior citizens demonstrates his adherence to these essential values. I am, therefore, delighted to endorse Paul Jacobs’ candidacy for Temecula City Council. "
Jacobs told Patch in an email that he was pleased with the endorsement.
"I am profoundly honored to receive the endorsement of Paul Angulo," Jacobs wrote.
"I see the office of the county Auditor-Controller as being apolitical and one of integrity.
"As a citizen running for City Council for the first time without the political connections incumbents enjoy, it is remarkable that I get such an endorsement," he wrote.
Jacobs is running for one of two City Council seats that will be open because the terms of two incumbents -- Mike Naggar and Chuck Washington -- are set to expire this year.
Jacobs has been a vocal opponent of the proposed which was denied by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors but may still rear its modified head with a fast-tracking amendment pushed through by the board.
The city has asked the courts to step into the fray and declare the amendment void.