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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LOWELL MOORE

DATE: May 7, 2014 512-921-2100

CEDAR PARK CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FAILS TO FOLLOW ETHICS COMMISSION RULES
PRIOR ARREST RECORD RAISES CONCERN ABOUT FITNESS FOR OFFICE
(CEDAR PARK, TX)
“The Texas Ethics Commission publishes rules and regulations regarding campaign finance. Title 15 of the Texas
election code, regulates political funds and campaigns” said Cedar Park City Council Member Lowell Moore. “Title 15
specifies what must be reported, the format of the report, and certain dates which must be met for required reports. “
One such date is 8 days prior to an election. Opposed candidates must file a campaign finance report with the
appropriate authority. According to the City of Cedar Park, as of Tuesday May 6, Mohammad (MO) Jahadi had not filed
the report required 8 days prior to the election, which was due Friday, May 2nd. Moore said “This is an important
issue and shows continued disregard for the law”.
On April 24, 2014 the Austin American-Statesman published an article titled, “Attorney for Cedar Park candidate
questions old warrant from 1997 ticket”. The story detailed multiple convictions of Cedar Park city council candidate
Mohammed Jihadi. The story listed the criminal history to include:
 -A conviction for writing a bad check
 -A conviction for drug possession and failing a related drug test
 An outstanding warrant for the arrest of a Mohammad Jahadi in Arizona
“The detailing of Mr. Jihadi’s convictions and the failure to adhere to the campaign requirements set out by the Texas
Ethics Commission points out serious issues” said Cedar Park Councilmember Lowell Moore. “Being an elected
member of city council is an office of public trust. The citizens of Cedar Park expect their elected officials to live up to
the highest standards of respecting the law and taking personal responsibility for their obligations to society. Failure
to follow campaign rules is a disregard for authority and law”.
“I respect the men and women in our public safety departments and our municipal court system and I know that we
as citizens must honor the laws that govern our society. It seems clear, in view of my opponent’s criminal history, that
there is a stark difference between the choices voters have in this election. I respectfully urge the voters of Cedar Park
to return me to city council where I pledge to continue to craft conservative budgets, control taxes and proudly keep
the police and fire departments as the number one budget priority for the continued protection of the citizens of
Cedar Park,” said Moore.
About Lowell Moore:
Councilman Lowell Moore is a former Senior Vice President with a Fortune 500 Company and if given the opportunity
to serve for the next two years he will continue to focus on bringing strategic economic development to our city.
He was instrumental in the development of the Cedar Park Center that now is home to the three major sports teams,
over 150 events yearly, and brings thousands of visitors to our city each year.
Moore was elected to City Council in 1998 and served for four years. He returned to the council in 2008 and presently
serves on council.
Election information:
Election Day is Saturday, May 10, 2014.
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