Fitzgerald Pringle Screen Capture, Sept. 2016 copy 2Matthew Leslie

Here are two recent screen captures from the website of Curt Pringle & Associates, a public relations firm founded and operated by the former Anaheim Mayor and California Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle.

According to the website, the Anaheim-based business is “a full-service public relations, public affairs, and government relations firm, with clients from both the public and private sectors…”

The first image shows current Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald identified as a Vice President in the business, while the second image is from an empty page that used to display Curt Pringle & Associates’ clients, found at this link:

Pringle Client Screen Capture, Sept. 2016As you can see, there are no clients listed. The Rag has previously noted that not listing clients  would seem to be counterproductive behavior for a public relations firm. It is also a very troubling omission for a firm that pays a sitting council member or mayor, like Fullerton’s Jennifer Fitzgerald, in a neighboring city. If we don’t know who these clients are, we have no way of knowing whether or not Jennifer Fitzgerald has any conflicts of interest when making decisions as a member of the Fullerton City Council or doing any other official work in her capacity as an elected official here. Don’t you think we have the right to know?

We know such conflicts of interest can occur because Jennifer Fitzgerald had to resign her position as Fullerton’s representative to the Metropolitan Water District when she was hired by Curt Pringle because Curt Pringle & Associates counted MWD as a client (back when Curt Pringle’s website used to have a client list). It is critical, especially in an election year, that Jennifer Fitzgerald release a full list of Curt Pringle & Associates’ clients immediately. Voters should be asking why she refuses to do so.