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A thrifty race for MVWSD board

Original post made on Oct 26, 2012

Relatively little money has been raised or spent by candidates running for the board of trustees of the Mountain View Whisman School District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

It's a bummer doing the 'campaign filing' stuff. But my Oct 5 forms are in as of Oct 17 and I made the most recent filing deadline. ' Was' still under $1000. FYI any candidates who have not yet spent $1000 are not yet required to file the more complex 460 Form. Chris is an example of one who decided to spend/raise less than $1000 - so he filed his intent and does not have to file further.
Jim Pollart, with his big MV Voice ad (Oct 26 pg 17), large 'lawn signs' , and a few large banners will certainly go over the $1000 filing limit. I plan to go over - maybe a total of $2100 - $2200 [no lawn signs]. Bill looks like he may stay under $1000 [very smart web site investment!). My $152 was on a voter data base from the Registrar of Voters.
Also looks like Darrah and Pollart (Peanut and Jelly) are going to try to "sandwich" Bill between them - so Bill may get a relatively free ride into office (at least on the $ spend side, not his time investment).
Jim Pollart's color ad in today's MV Voice ("the Sandwich ad") should cost him about $720(?) and my B&W ad on page 14 cost me $622 (like in "ECONOMY" hee, hee). Peter's right, we should have fun at this.

Steven Nelson is a candidate for MVWSD Board
He is more "tortilla and fresh salsa" than 'peanut butter & jelly on white bread'
{Castro CAT, I listened AND took notes]

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Posted by GSB
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm


You seem to come off unnecessarily critical in your post. If this is your approach in general(sarcastic and contrarian), you've helped me narrow my voting decision.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 27, 2012 at 8:18 am

I'm not trying to dis anyone. Politics is an interesting game. And how money, alliances, and advertising is used affects large parts of the population. In a public school district, it particularly affects those with less access to private resources. Jim's ad and mine both are the the same 60 sq. inches. While Jim and I have been allies on the Shoreline Tax diversion issue - we took different sides on the way the Facilities Plan was prepared and presented to the voters. GSB, I hope you will attend some school Board meetings in the future, whoever is elected.
[BTW PB&J is a pretty clever ditty)

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Posted by Teacher
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

Pollart stood behind Ghysels until the very end. For that, he doesn't get my vote. He's got the typical double-standard elitist CEO attitude.

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