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Simitian takes lead in funds raised for supervisor race

Original post made on Feb 1, 2012

Joe Simitian's quest to retake his former seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is benefiting from a strong lead in cash raised, newly released campaign-finance documents show.

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Posted by Henry, a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm


King dropped out yesterday (Jan. 31) and there are three other challengers - Jay Cabrera, Barry Chang, and Kris Wang.

I hope someone beats Simitian.

Posted by vfree, a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I agree with Henry. Anyone is better than Old Joe.

Posted by kman, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Rather then having a contest for "there ought to be a law", he should make one that says "what laws should be removed".

Posted by GDM, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

I will not be voting for Smitian. I generally agree with his positions, but I don't like career politicians. They should go back to private life and let someone else have a chance.

Posted by Mavis, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

In his "There ought to be a law" competition, Simitian also asks people for laws that should be taken off the books -- and I think several have been over the years.

Posted by John, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Career politicians like Joe are bought and paid for by developers, business and unions.

No one represents the taxpaying middle class.

Now Mountain View has a new apartment developer on the scene, Prometheus, and has political "friends" that will be beholden to its contributions.

Democracy is dead