Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association
By Ken Stone
Photo: Leo Hamel watches family assemble a puzzle in TV commercial. Photo via YouTube.com
March 18, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- San Diego jeweler Leo Hamel, a Republican candidate for state Assembly, says he joined the controversial Church of Scientology at age 18 or 19 but hasn’t taken part in church functions since the early 2000s.