By Robert Haugh
Santa Clara City Councilman Dominic Caserta had his supervisorial campaign put out a press release to defend him against charges of sexual misconduct that appeared earlier today in SanJoseInside.com
In the press release, Caserta says “I unequivocally deny these allegations.”
Caserta believes that because there’s only 28 days until the June supervisorial primary, the story is politically motivated. That’s an interesting defense since the allegations are from two of his own campaign workers.
He also slams the Santa Clara Unified School District for releasing information from his personnel file without his consent.
The press release is in a different format than other Caserta campaign press releases. There’s also no one listed as a contact. That’s unusual for a press release.
But that’s probably because Caserta’s campaign consultant Laura Teutschel resigned today. Here’s her brief letter:
“Dear Mr. Caserta,
In light of the latest allegations of sexual harassment, I am resigning as the consultant to your campaign for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, effective immediately.”