Posted by unsure, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 30, 2008 at 5:10 pm
Both Song and Wang are interesting candidates to me, but they've both received little press attention in this election. Not having big money backing you in addition to being a woman appears to be a severe disadvantage in politics. I advise readers and voters to do their own, unbiased research, and stop trusting media which is obviously controlled by "someone."
Here's some bonus reading:
-Took campaign contributions from some of the worst developers in Santa Clara Valley, including two companies where Emily Chen is a principal. One of Chen's proposed high-density developments is Santa Clara Square, which is strongly opposed by Sunnyvale residents that live next to where this massive high-rise complex is planned. Cupertino residents defeated rezoning efforts by another of Chen's companies which wanted to build high-density housing at Vallco Fashion Park in Cupertino. Chen's company had a lien filed against it by the construction company DPR, after failing to pay about 10 million dollars they owed (the lien was settled when they sold controlling interest in the mall to another company). Campaign contributions from Emily Chen's companies are a red flag for voters to not vote for that candidate.
-Refused to agree to campaign spending limits (as a result, he was not permitted to publish a statement in the voter information booklet).
-Changed from the Republican to the Democratic Party solely for the purpose of running for the State Assembly.
-Has a list of supporters that's a who's who of pro-development, anti-environmental, anti-education politicians and citizens, including Cupertino city councilman Orrin Mahoney, former Cupertino Mayor Sandra James, Cupertino resident Dorothy Stow (sued two Cupertino mothers in an failed effort to stop a referendum election in Cupertino), and Republican sheriff Laurie Smith.
A vote for Caserta is a vote for more over-development, over-crowded schools, and more environmental degradation!
-Tried to push through a high-density housing development on commercial property in Cupertino for the benefit of Taylor-Woodrow, a major developer. Fortunately, rezoning was stopped by the Cupertino City Council, when one council member abstained due to a conflict of interest.
-Engaged in a highly misleading direct mail scare campaign with lies about how if the Measurex property on Bubb Road was not rezoned for housing that a big box store would be built on the site. One resident of Cupertino wrote,"It is so alarmingly dismal to see a resident, let alone a public official, is willing to lie and distort in order to garner his support."
-Served on the board of the scandal-ridden Northside Community Center
-Has a list of supporters that's a who's who of pro-development, anti-environmental, anti-education politicians and citizens, including Cupertino Mayor Dolly Sandoval, Cupertino City Councilmember Gilbert Wong, Cupertino Union School District Trustee Pearl Cheng, Cupertino Union School Board Trustee Gary McCue, and former Cupertino Mayor Patrick Kwok.
A vote for Fong is a vote for more over-development, over-crowded schools, and more environmental degradation!