Zahra Shoots Wad

And not in any sort of good way.

In 2022 D5 Councilman Ahmad Zahra raised, and spent a small fortune hanging on to his low-pay gig as a Fullerton councilmember. Check it out:

At the end of 2021 Zahra had almost $33K in the bank, the product of furious, rabbit-fornicating fundraising from all sorts of strange people and places. In the next year – an election year – he really went to town putting the screws to donors.

During 2022, Zahra raised an enormous $83K from a wide assortment of unions, boohoos and lots of out-of-towners. And guess what? He spent it all! Plus $26K more. At the end of the year he had only $6.5K to his politcal name. This may be a record for Fullerton elections, certainly in the new district set up. And that leads to some fun math.

Looking at the election results we can discern two undeniable facts. First, Zahra spent an astonishing $42 per vote, and still won by only 300 votes. And, second, without the nearly 600 votes that went to Zahra’s stooge Latino-named candidate, Tony Castro (who has since disappeared), he would have lost to Oscar Valadez by 300 votes.

It takes money to make money…

These numbers really make you wonder why it was so necessary for Zahra to raise and spend all this loot just to stay on our City Council. The inescapable conclusion is that his political career, such as it is, is the only thing this miscreant has going for himself. He’s not a doctor and he’s not a film maker. He’s an unemployed flim-flam artist. He did use his campaign credit card to pay for personal expenses in 2022, but that sort of self-indulgence can only go so far.

Another conclusion is that he has and will use his position of limited authority to continue fundraising and influence peddling, including and perhaps most of all with the legal marijuana cartel. The end game for Zahra must be for higher office – an elected job like State Assembly where he can continue peddling his brand to a wider audience and get paid a real salary to do it.

But as with most grifters, the end game becomes more remote as the lies pile up; and in politics the less bread you have to cast upon your own waters, the harder things are going to get for you.

14 Replies to “Zahra Shoots Wad”

  1. That’s a lot of money and now he’s almost broke – altho’ in the 6 months following that report he’s probably been back on the Shakedown Trail. We’ll find out soon who he’s been peddling his ass to since December.

  2. I can’t see Zahra going anyplace. But then I never imagined Shawn Nelson could become a real judge. I guess in OC any boob can get ahead if he’s crooked enough.

  3. How does Zahra have the cash to pay for his current trips to Syria and Great Britain?
    Must have a nice piggy bank hidden somewhere.

      1. That’s illegal, isn’t it? Didn’t they just arrest another malignant elected grifter named George Santos for the same thing?

    1. It is bologna. From the State Department’s own website about “travel to Syria”:

      If you decide to travel to Syria:

      Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.

      Visit our website on Travel to High Risk Areas.

      Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.

      Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.

      Share important documents, login information, and points of contact with loved ones so that they can manage your affairs, if you are unable to return as planned to the United States. Leave DNA samples with your medical provider in case it is necessary for your family to access them.

      Establish your own personal security plan in coordination with your employer or host organization or consider consulting with a professional security organization.

      Develop a communication plan with family and/or your employer or host organization so that they can monitor your safety and location as you travel through high-risk areas. This plan should specify who you would contact first, and how they should share the information.

      Enroll your trip in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

      Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.

      Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

      U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

      Sounds like a great vacation for the lying no good motherfer.

  4. ” And, second, without the nearly 600 votes that went to Zahra’s stooge Latino-named candidate, Tony Castro (who has since disappeared), he would have lost to Oscar Valadez by 300 votes.”

    Speculation. There is little doubt in my mind that Castro was there for that purpose, but we cannot know for sure what would have happened if he had not been in the race. We don’t know who voted for Castro or why they did so. Of course, if we had Ranked Choice Voting, we wouldn’t have to worry about spoilers.

    1. I went to his website and non of the links work. Perhaps Zero used his campaign (contributions) to pay for his web host, web design, web etc.?

  5. This post is also about Zahra setting the record for a Fullerton District Election spending. Paulette Chaffee would of set the record and would have beat Zahra in District 5, but Paulette dropped out of the race because she got busted red handed for stealing campaign signs.

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