BREAKING: Famous Immigration Mayor Resigns Following DUI

PolitiChicks.comAlan Long, Mayor of Murrieta, CA, has resigned after a serious accident Thursday night. Murrieta is the small town 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border that received the national spotlight when residents stopped busses transporting illegal immigrants and camped outside the border patrol station for four weeks.

Long’s resignation follows a serious accident that occurred Thursday night. Sources close to Long say he had a glass of wine with a couple pieces of pizza after a long day of campaigning. Long’s car rear ended a vehicle with four high school students in it, with injuries ranging from minor to moderate. One girl is still in the hospital but is reportedly not in critical condition.

Sources say Mayor Long blew below the legal 0.8 limit but failed the field sobriety test, ultimately resulting in him being arrested for driving under the influence.

In a small yet brief press conference, Long expressed his concern for the City of Murrieta and the surrounding area as his reason for resigning.

Despite the investigation, Long has decided to continue his bid for reelection. He believes he will be exonerated of all charges.

Residents who worked closely with Long during the immigration crisis say he is a man of integrity and would never purposely hurt someone, especially a child.

“Alan feels horrible about what happened. He wants to do what’s best for our community,” one Murrieta resident said. “He isn’t a drinker. He had one glass of wine and went to go home. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Immigration activists who worked closely with Long this summer are still supporting him in his bid for city council and hope voters can see past this.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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