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Vote against Robo Calls by David Miller 609-4894

Original post made by Vote against Robo Calls by David Miller, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2013

Call came in without caller ID, right during dinner.
Does show as 925 609-4894.
If Google that you get his web site, which says:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am → 5:00 pm,
but he's perfectly willing to disturb us, automatically.

I don't want someone that rude to be in office, do you?

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Posted by NoDavidMiller
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Do Not vote for David Miller! I agree. I have received two robo calls from his campaign. If he can't follow or does not know the law about robo calls then what else does he not know. How can he represent us if he can't follow a simple law?

To file a complaint against him go to
Web Link


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Posted by resident
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Received only robocalls from other candidates.

BTW, there is nothing illegal about this, for any candidate. Robocalls are allowed for political purposes and do not have the regulations that you are probably thinking of.

Voted for Miller. The negative comments from many on this system are from public employee union people who are scared that their gravy train might be stopped if Miller gets in. Time to give the city back to the residents and away from the public employee unions.


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Posted by Dixie Recht
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm

and the positive comments are from nimby's who wish to dig pleasanton in a financial hole fighting federal and state mandates that have already been upheld in court.

yeah, let's give the money to the lawyers and keep it out of the hands of those low class city workers.


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Posted by NoDavdMiller
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

"@resident" No, the fact is that robo calls not introduced by a live person are not legal for political candidates, nor for anyone else. Robo calls not introduced by a live person are legal only if you are a member or client of and organization that uses them to deliver a message, or by police in an emergency.

See the following link for more information:
Web Link

I urge you to report all illegal robo calls via the link a couple of comments above.

If a candidate does not know the simple law on robo calls, they can not be trusted to uphold the law for our community, nor be trusted to pass new ones.


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

resident, negative Miller comments are from informed Narum Republicans.


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Posted by Historian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

What is lost in this conversation is that there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that forbids robocalls. This is a free speech issue. Now I'm well aware there are local and state ordinances against robocalls, but these are trumped by the Constitution. Freedom is far more important than local regulations that are meant to keep the people quiet. If we are to maintain our freedom, and stop giving welfare money to immigrants who then bomb us, we need to support candidates who will rise above paltry little regulations being stamped upon us by the forces of tyranny.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

This is completely legal a robo call. Miller is good for you, great for pleasanton and the best choice for pleasanton city council. Please vote for him for the great future of pleasanton.


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

Miller is bad for tea party, bad for Republicans, bad for Pleasanton.
He'll leave a trail of destruction.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Birdland
on May 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

So Miller is not allowed to make the robocalls but Narum is?

"Republican", thank you for being honest in indicating the nasty comments are from Narum supporters. "resident, negative Miller comments are from informed Narum Republicans." However, I would think that "informed" supporters would be talking about issues and not just bashing others.


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Posted by Hank Esposito
a resident of Rosewood
on May 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

And what issues are you raising, 'resident'? Both Narum and Miller are backed with Republican money and feel they can do whatever they want, whether it's planting unwanted lawn signs or intruding on citizens' privacy. I'll support Olivia as best alternative to those who think they are privileged.


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

AND, Hank Esposito is pure union.... blood oath, right or wrong.
AND, resident is for Miller, pure knee jerk tea party, right or wrong.
Both wrong.
Narum is for the 'thinking' voter,


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Posted by What about carpet cleaning companies
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The Do Not Call list has helped a lot,
but I still get repeated calls mostly from carpet cleaning companies.

How can we stop those?


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Posted by factchecker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Resident, Narum's campaign did NOT make any robo calls. stick to the facts, please.


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Posted by Call HIM back and tell him
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Call him back and tell him how you feel about the Robo Calls.

Automated insolence?
However at 925-609-4894 all you can get is a recording that says "This is David..."
No last name, no ID, no information about his politics.
I left a message, but so far, no return call.
Does anyone know his actual phone,
and when he eats dinner?
Maybe if enough people call him, he'll send out a Robo Call apology? :-)


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Posted by NoDavidMiller
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

@Julie, please go to the link provided in a previous comment (the fourth comment) to read the definition of a legal robo call, once you have done that, please come back and tell us how David Miller's robo calls are legal.


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Posted by Hugh Jassoh
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on May 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

LOL @ some fool trying to make this a "free speech" issue. calling MY phone and invading MY privacy, interrupting MY dinner is not an exercise of YOUR free speech. you want free speech? go and shout in front of tully's like the lunatic cry to god people.

and in spite of what the miller supporters would have you believe, i too, have only received a robocall from miller.


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Posted by Stella
a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Political junk is waived for the Do Not Call list.

I won't and didn't vote for Mr Miller for two reason. One all he does is drive around town wasting gas towing his obmoxious trailer advertising him. number two reason-he needs to learn how to drive-many unsafe lane changes, going too slow (yes against the law) or speeding in other areas. no turn signals, unsafe lane changes and switching lanes at the very last minute.
He lost my vote the day he almost totalled my car while towing his trailer with the campaign sign. I came very close to calling PPD on the erratic driver. I should have.


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Again and again, Miller's ethics keep coming into play.
I'm tired of him already!!


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 8:31 am

David Miller seems to be having trouble separating what's "legal" from what makes common sense. Just because something is within the bounds of the law or your 1st amendment rights (hello, Arnold), does not mean you should do it. First the too-early campaign signs and now robo-calls.

I would expect a candidate for public office to demonstrate better judgement in his actions and respect for the preferences of his constituents.


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Posted by Tim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 8:46 am

Wow, there are so many developers who is really interested in building high density housing in pleasanton out there, trying to attack other good candidates so that Narum will get elected so that she will give the special treatments to those who pay for her campaign, interesting....Follow the money.....


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Posted by Jessica
a resident of Birdland
on May 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

I agree with Tim. Again and again and again, Narum's ethics keep coming into play. Kathy Narum seems to have problem making decisions on what is the right thing to do. I would expect a candidate for public office to demonstrate better judgement than that.


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Posted by factchecker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 10:53 am

I'm following the money and Miller's money seems to be coming from out of town tea partiers. What's their interest in Pleasanton politics. . . ?


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Posted by James
a resident of Bridle Creek
on May 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

The first robo call I get for this Campaign was from Thorne for Kathy Narum on April 14 at 4:30pm, while I was busy doing my taxes. So, is there a reason Thorne can make robo calls for Narum and other candidates can not?


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Posted by Jay B
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

'factchecker', is any contribution from somebody outside of Pleasanton considered a 'out of town tea partiers'? If you are that good in identifying tea party people outside of Pleasanton, you are obviously an insider in the tea party. Personally I would not know who is a tea party person, a democrat or a republican, especially for somebody outside of Pleasanton. You are obviously a worker in another campaign slinging mud. Shame on you. All the more reason to vote for Miller.

Better to have out of the city contributors than James Tong and 'friends' contributing to the other campaigns so he can be all his high-density housing in Pleasanton.


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Posted by Jay B
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Also factchecker, I received multiple robocalls for Narum, including some by thorne. No coincidence that Narum was the previous campaign chair for thorne.

Interesting looking at campaign finance reports in Pleasanton. The Fire union spent over $2,500 on Olivia in order to keep the union benefits untouched.


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Posted by NoDavidMiller
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

This thread seems to have been hijacked from it's original robo call topic.

I've only received robo calls (2) from David Miller. But as I said in an earlier comment, report ALL robo calls on the link at the start of this thread. NOBODY should be allowed to make illegal robo calls.

last comment on this, have a good election everyone


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Posted by Cecil
a resident of Downtown
on May 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I don't care whether someone robocalls me or not. Miller is a goof, and I don't want a goof sitting on the city council.


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Posted by factchecker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Jay B, Narum's campaign has not made any robo calls. The Chamber used Thorne to make robo calls for her which was clearly identified unlike miller's robo calls. Stick to the facts!!

The problem with tea partiers is that they make up facts to justify their actions. We saw this earlier with yard signs now they're resorting the same thing with robo calls. What's the big deal--miller made robo calls. Some people are really irritated with them and that's the risk a campaign takes using that tactic. The bigger question for me is that the miller robo call I received didn't identify who paid for it.


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Posted by factchecker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Guess, the firefighters couldn't help themselves and spent over $2500 on a mailer for Olivia. While its okay for them to do that, it doesn't pass the smell test. Contract negotiations are done in closed session--how do we know that Olivia is representing us the tax payers and not the union when the union is aiding her campaign?


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Oak Hill
on May 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

How do we know Miller isn't representing the outsider tee-pee-ers's interests? How do we know Narum isn't representing big developers' interests? Your logic has found a hiding place in a certain oriface.


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Posted by Jay B
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

"how do we know that Olivia is representing us the tax payers and not the union when the union is aiding her campaign?"

I guess no different than a candidate taking money from developers, including one who keeps suing the city. Is this candidate representing us the taxpayers and not the developers who want Pleasanton to look like Dublin.

The robocall I received from thorne did not identify who paid for the call. If he is friends with Narum, Narum knew about the call. You can call it from the Chamber but it was just the Chamber paying the bill (possibly), working with Narum on the message. The chamber and the candidates they support always work closely together. They might call it technically an 'independent' expenditure but it is a part of the campaign. Not believing for a second that Narum had nothing to do with the robocalls. this is not a nationwide campaign but a campaign in a fairly small city. It would be a lack of leadership to say "I knew nothing about them helping my campaign." No wonder people have a hard time trusting politicians.


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Posted by Justin
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Does anyone here know whether Narum is a business woman or a home maker? I am doing my research on candidates and noticed Narum claimed herself a business woman in the campaign ballot statement, while in her financial filing, she said she is a home maker, does anyone know the fact? I want our candidates to be truthful, saying one thing in the ballot statement and another thing in the financial filing does not sound right to me. I will now research the other three candidates.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I remembered Narum said she is a stay at home mom in the Pleasanton Weekly forum, if that is the case, she is not a business woman, why is she pretending to be a business woman in the ballot??? Does anyone know whether she has any California business experience? I noticed the other three candidates all have California business experience by working for California corporations, does anyone know if Narum has worked for California corporations? If so, which one? I am curious. As a city council person, I expect him/her to have california business experience.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Oak Hill
on May 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I heard that Narum was married, but I've never seen her husband. Is she married to someone, a male, and if so has she proven it? I don't want someone in office who cant prove they're married. Contrarily, I know David Miller wouldn't lie about such things.


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Posted by ???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

You've got to be kidding. . .Narum is married to a research engineer at Thoratec, a local Pleasanton business and they have 2 daughters. Why don't you contact her about her business experience instead of spreading innuendos? Once again Miller supporters aren't interested in the real facts!!


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Oak Hill
on May 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Dear ????? Without proof, people shouldn't be able to spread such balderdash. Married? 2 daughters? Indeed you say!


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Posted by ???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

bill, exactly so why are you even raising the question? What happened to talking about the issues instead of personal character assaults that have no basis of truth?


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Oak Hill
on May 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

There it is. I could have predicted it. Where's the proof? You ????? express your state of mind perfectly.


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Posted by ???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Bill, where's your proof that she isn't married and doesn't have 2 daughters. . .? the silence is deafening. Anyone who has lived here for a few years knows about the daughter's accomplishments as swimmers. Guess you must be either new to town or trying to create an issue that doesn't exist.


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I think I know why they call it P-Town. It's got to be either "Petty" or "Pathetic".


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

My neighbor, who always looks to me for local information and had seen my Narum sign, had recently returned from an absence, said when he got home, he had THREE messages from Miller.


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

Mary, how dare you desperate people start such petty lies....pure trash, attacking Narum character!!! She is owner-operator of a small business at home....like most of you petty TP Miller crowd. Obviously most of you are NOT long-time Pleasantonians, at least you're not 'involved'. Narum has a huge following for her years as an involved parent on the board of Seahawks swim team !!
What evil TINY, PETTY SCUM to attack her and her husband, a Thoratec employee,
I worked side-by-side with her Dad on Republican issues over the years. He was a successful Alameda County business owner. LONG local family history,,.salt of the earth people. Not everybody stands on street corners like raving idiots, causing car crashes and making fools of themselves!!!
Shame on Mary and Bill, or Sara or whoever you are. Such scummy trash-talk. I wouldn't vote for anybody who feels the need to stoop so low.
and my neighbor was angered by the 3 Miller calls he received from some female.


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Posted by Republican?? Really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

I am not David Miller, and I would like to say that your rants above are not helping your/her case.

Just because Kathy's dad was a longtime Republican does not mean she is too. Many of my Rep. Friends have Dem children.

My biggest concern regarding Narum is that she is so vague about what she stands for in mass media, that she is not really committing to anything. This allows her story to change depending on who she is talking to. Neighbors and residents hear a different story than developers or the Chamber. She has had to tell so many different stories that she can't support them all when/if elected. Is she trying to emulate a career politician?


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Posted by well
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

I saw a lot of David Miller supporters out yesterday. Men, women, people of different nationalities . . . looks like an honest grassroots effort to me, involving people who believe strongly that Miller is the right person for the job. I like to see this, because seeing so many different people give of their time says something.


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Posted by Republican
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

To Really? Kathy is running for a non-partisan council race, and is a 'uniter', with supporters from 360 degrees. Unlike Miller, a very divisive, tea-partier..,.they made it clear they run against Republicans, don't like Republicans, and fight Republicans, so I don't know why any Republican would vote for Miller.
And 'Well', yes I saw 2 people in 5 o'clock traffic waving Miller signs in the faces of drivers, and it's always the same of about 4-5 wavers every day.... like a 'smart & informed'voter would actually tell themselves, "yea, I think I'll vote for Miller, 'cuz, duh, he has friends waving signs in traffic" !!! Good thinking! Good for Pleasanton!


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Posted by well
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

There were a lot more than 2 people where I was driving, so the supporters are probably in different locations - good for them. I have researched the candidates and Miller seems the best to me. He's not owned by unions or developers and is running a campaign with real citizen supporters.


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Posted by independant
a resident of Birdland
on May 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

First you post that this is a non-partisan council race and then you start to spew partisan rubbish about tea-partiers. Miller does not talk about democrat, republican, or tea-party. he is a hard-working, successful executive with a family in Pleasanton. I have been looking at a lot of these postings and it seems the be narum supporters who keep talking about tea party stuff. Not sure what that is all about. Sounds like narum is a closet tea party person and instead of disclosing it is going on the offensive against others to deflect attention to herself.


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Posted by Fact Checker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Narum may have been educated 30 some years ago as a chemical engineer but she only worked in that field, mostly in another state, for a couple of years in the 80s. She says she is a business woman or homemaker depending on who she is talking to and she is an active Repiblican.

Miller keeps talking about schools; this is a city council race. He ignores what suits him and he claims he can do something about things city government has no control over. He does not want to raise taxes. If he knew anything about local government he would know that you can't raise taxes in a city or a county without a vote of the people.

Olivia is not connected to any union, nor is her family. If I was part of any union she would be my choice because she will at least listen. Her MBA in finance and her good business sense would keep her from spending money the city does not have.

This is a no brainer for me, Vote Olivia for City Council.


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Posted by Stan
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on May 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I don't care who is making robo calls , I just know I will vote for anyone but David Miller. He seems to slam everyone else vs. talking about what he will do. I guess this is because he has never volunteered for a Pleasanton committee or commission and has no story of his own to tell. I question ethics of anyone who has a slam campaign.

I like David's persistence though and hope he gets more involved in civic activities and shows he can be a good team player and has a proven track record.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I have seen David at city council meetings and school board meetings, offering good opinions. I have never seen him slam anybody else. He offers his opinions and his expertise. While he has not been on a commission, that is not a first. Even kook-callio never participated in a pleasanton commission or committee before running for council. Personally I like a person who is not 'part of the system'. We will get a more objective viewpoint instead of somebody who has close relationships with city staff, developers, or public employee unions. A more independent thinker. I feel Miller will be a good independent thinker on the council.


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Posted by getrreal
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Resident,you've got to be kidding. First Miller put out a bunch of emails through Heather Gass of Danville tea party attacking Narum. Then when Sanwong started to get her campaign together, he started slamming both of them. Just look at his latest mailer if you have any doubt--full of misrepresentations and attacks against the two women candidates in this race. Hmmm, maybe he has a problem with women in positions of responsibilities.

Independent thinking is good. . .as long as its well grounded. The City does NOT need to get involved in anymore lawsuits it can't win. Miller will want to fight anything he doesn't like vs looking at the facts and the chance of success. no thanks, I don't like making lawyers rich, rather i'd like to see the money used for city amenities.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Never saw anything like that from Miller. Only positive pieces.

As for lawsuits, I want a representative that will stand up to the bullies who will sue the city, like James Tong and the Lins. We cannot control people from suing the city but we need a representative that will not refuse to defend what the people want. Miller has not taken any money from developers showing that he cannot be bought. As for wanting money for city amenities, Miller is for that. But this cannot happen if we continue to give all of our money to the unions for retirement benefits. Miller will stand up to the unions so that the residents can have more city amenities.


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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Resident, I think you've summed it up very nicely. David Miller is the best choice for taxpayers that want responsible govrnment/representation. He is the best candidate for this community at this time.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Birdland
on May 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

If Narum was that great, how come she couldn't get Sarah Palin endorsement? Do you think she could? I think not.

David Miller could get Sarah Palin to endorse because he stands up to the liberals.


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Posted by Question?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 4, 2013 at 12:13 am

I understand that Miller can't be bought by developers, unlike Narum. And I really don't like a candidate so strongly supported by developers!

But can anyone tell me any developers that offered Miller money, and he turned it down or returned the check?


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

If you go to Miller's campaign filings, like I just did, you will see he received a check for $100 from BRE Properties; one of the developers working on high-density housing in the business park. Then he has an entry where he refunded the money the next day. The check was from a principal of BRE and David did not know until after the check was cashed that he was from BRE. David did the right thing and refunded the donation immediately.


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