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No League of Women Voters endorsement, after all

Original post made on Sep 10, 2012

A candidate for the local school board has removed text from his campaign website claiming that he had been endorsed by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 10, 2012, 4:37 PM

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

He's off to a typical start for a politician. Deny you did it and blame someone else.

But what kind of man joins a women's group or needs their endorsement anyway? I'd like to see both his birth certificate and tax returns.


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Posted by Huh
a resident of Castro City
on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

What's the "League of Women Volunteers" mentioned in the headline?


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Posted by Ian
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

Women who volunteer for anything.


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Posted by vfree
a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Who actually believes "The League of Women Voters" is non-partisan?


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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

School Board Candidate for WHAT ?

The Los Altos Elem Board ? the MtnViw/Los Altos H.School Board ?, The Whisman Elem. Board ? Jeeze Voice, fill in the blanks in your "News"


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Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I think if people knew the late nights that Bill Lambert volunteered to observe school board meetings for the League of Women Voters, they wouldn't be so quick to judge.

I am thankful for the service he dedicated to the League of Women Voters, and for anyone who volunteers their time for non-partisan civic organizations.

I wish the MV Voice would dedicate more space to discussing all five candidates' education policies and qualifications rather than discussing a mistake by a third party webmaster that was corrected by Bill. Maybe national politics has to look like a game, but lets model something more substantive here in Mountain View.


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Posted by Oh Yea
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Dave and vfree have it right:
1. A politician off to a good start by passing blame. Just where and how do you think the web manager obtained web content?
2. Leaque of Women Voters is a biased group.

I like Chiang's idea provided the candidate is up-front, which in this day is a rarity.

The only exemption is Vice Mayor JOHN INKS! He's personable, attentive and honest.


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Posted by Me Too for INKS
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I'll second the exemption for the Vice Mayor.

Thanks to MV-Voice, I looked up the voting record of council members running for re-election on issues that I felt strongly about in the past couple of years. I found that John Inks represented my interests the best. I also agree that he's personable, attentive and honest. He walked my neighborhood last night leaving campaign literature. Can't get much more personal than that.


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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

SN is a Candidate for MVWSD
Christopher, you know that part of politics, even local schools like MVWSD is 'game'. The LWV also plays this, as do you, and I. Chris, you did an excellent play in your first run for public office. For a filing fee, and a press release, you got your picture and education issues on the front page of the Voice. In your second run, for MVWSD, you are also helping get 'issues out there'. Good GAME!
LWV's Janice Pepper, a Los Altos resident, signed the ballot argument for a MVWSD issue as the 1st author. Did MVWSD Trustee Walter (LWV) put her up to it? OF Course. (It's documented on the original papers filed with the county). Fiona usually 'plays better game' than that. BTW, LWV past president Pepper is now running for Los Altos City Council!
-silly season is upon us-
PS
I would like to see Bill resign his status as LWV "observer" and participate at a MVWSD Board meeting as 'a citizen'


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