Town Square

Post a New Topic

Abe-Koga's campaign war chest hits city's limit

Original post made on Oct 7, 2010

A tradition of keeping campaign spending to a minimum appears to be alive and well in Mountain View. Of the six candidates for City Council, only two appear to have done any real fundraising, with Margaret Abe-Koga out front with $21,709 raised so far.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 7, 2010, 9:27 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by CookieMom, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Its easy to see where she stands on certain hot issues in MV by taking a look at the people that have her in their back pocket.
I hear what she says, but then see how she votes and I've come to the conclusion that she's just a sneaky small time politician. Just my opinion. That's why we have elections though. I'll voice my opinion there as well.

Posted by Bruce Karney, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm

The article is somewhat misleading in writing about the CONTRIBUTIONS that Margaret has received in the context of the voluntary EXPENDITURE limit. There is no voluntary limit on contributions in M.V., only on expenditures. We won't know if the expenditure limit has been violated until several weeks from now when the candidates' last pre-election expenditure statements are filed -- or even later. In past elections some candidates have gone over the expenditure limit only in the last week of the campaign, and the over-spending has only been publicized after election day.

Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Yes. $500 puts an intelligent committed community servant in your back pocket.

That is just beyond laughable. What BENEFIT do you see Margaret--or any other city council person-- getting from these groups? These contributions are negligable.

Posted by Liveshere, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Hogwash. These contributions account in partfor her ability to out signage the others, hoping for name recognition votes so people don't look at her voting record. Dedicated public servant no doubt, but dedicated to who?

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,734 views

On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,701 views

See Me. Hear Me. Donít Fix Me.
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,483 views

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
By Steve Levy | 24 comments | 1,262 views

Rock N Roll Green Beans
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 941 views