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Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts in bid for Sacramento

Original post made on Jul 21, 2015

The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento have hit the ground running, with each raising more than $100,000 and picking up a list of endorsements from regional dignitaries.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:35 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by What a suprise
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Kasperzak taking money from big developers? I'm shocked...shocked I tell you!

Let's hope he wins and gets out of MV. Just another fat cat lining his pockets at the expense of the citizens of Mountain View.

Posted by mel
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

developers know to whom they should contribute and by whom they will benefit ---mike kasperzak

what we need in the area is more development and traffic and pollution etc

Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

I hope we're smart enough to avoid sending Kasperzak anywhere that will give him the opportunity to screw things up more than he has screwed up Mountain View.

Where do we send money to his opponent?

Posted by council watcher
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Kasperzak's record on the city council speaks loud and clear.

He has been a very good friend to developers in MV, and has almost always voted to give them whatever they want. He seems enthralled with big money, and the power that comes with it. I would not expect anything different if he were elected to the Assembly.

The last city council election was polluted with dark money from developers, routed deceptively, and used for the benefit of several candidates. I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen again - although Kasperzak seems to have no compunctions about taking their money directly, and publicly.

Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 24, 2015 at 7:20 am

The same story appears in the sister newspaper, the Palo Alto Weekly, with no comments posted. It appears that comments are not being allowed there.

Posted by Common sense
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Gary, what are you talking about? The Palo Alto Town-Square image of this same article has gotten comments ever since it appeared, Tuesday morning -- far more comments so far than this Mountain View version. (And the latest one there, as of this writing, is from a "Gary" in MV, contemporaneous with your comment right above.) Web Link

Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 27, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Thanks Common Sense. I see the comments on your link but not when I look it up otherwise. I not know how it works. I also posted a comment on the same story in the Menlo Park Almanac. Is there any hope of any more candidates - other than Margaret Abe-Koga who has also been an advocate of restricting lanes on El Camino to VTA buses only?

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