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The Right choice for city council
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on Apr 9, 2013
Ballots are starting to arrive for Pleasanton's special City Council election. I've read each candidate's statements in the sample ballot. I have also looked at each candidate's list of donors. I am concerned with the long list of developers financing Narum's campaign. Her donors also consist of people who have a stake in the decisions she has made on the task forces she touts as qualifications for city council. She makes decisions that favor these donors as a member of these special task forces, takes their money for her campaign, and if elected will be in position to make decisions in their favor again. I am so tired of electing politicians whose greatest concern is the special interests of those who financed their campaigns. I just want someone whose first priority will be the average residents who elect them to the council. David Miller did not work his way up through the political hierarchy an advantage in my opinion. His donors are average Pleasanton residents, not a "who's who" list of special interests. Those are the type of people he will represent as a city council member. His experience in the private sector as an engineering executive will serve him well in the position of city council. He has also been involved as a community watchdog in Pleasanton's pension liability situation. As a concerned parent with three children in Pleasanton's school system he has a stake in the future in our town. I trust him to keep his promise to fight the urbanization of Pleasanton and to be the voice of average Pleasanton residents, homeowners, and taxpayers. That is why I will vote for David Miller and encourage others who want their voices heard to vote for him as well.