His district election facing court-ordered annulment
The Hemet City Council meeting held May11 brought more than a dozen supporters of Mayor Pro Tem Joe Males to the public speaking stand, most of them veterans from American Legion Post 53 of Hemet. The support was a result of a pending superior court judge finding Males was elected when out of the district and annulled in a minute order.
The final judgment on the Graff vs. Males case is scheduled to be released by Judge Craig Riemer May 27, according to the minute order. The allegation in the case was that Males was not living in the district (District 4) when he submitted his nomination papers Aug. 10. Under the city ordinances, a person must be living in the district he is hoping to be elected for before seeking nomination. Yet, Mal