This past weekend, backers of Deb Fudge unveiled their new website and sent out information slamming James Gore (link is here if you want to see the lies and misrepresentations
The website and facebook page paid for and managed by SEIU, IBEW and the developer that owns the Bell Tower Village project in Windsor (which Deb Fudge voted on to favorably grant concessions in design and building), have all decided to characterize James Gore as a lobbyist (not true), a manager in charge of issuing checks to dead people (not true), and a candidate who is beholden to gravel mining companies that Deb Fudge claims harm the environment (not true and not true).
Yes-this is Deb Fudge who:
- A) Has been and is on the SMART Board that a recent Grand Jury investigation (click here for an ENR article on the Grand Jury report http://california.construction.com/yb/ca/article.aspx?story_id=id:l9ignYS3n6WxdeiQmBUDvOehJbi1KkEg46s6gQdIuX9QhI6K7YFvdFXZTufltl6x
- B) Was not endorsed by her Windsor Town Council Members Bruce Okrepkie, Robin Goebel, Steve Allen, or Sam Salmon (click here for article
Nobody has worked more closely with Deb Fudge than those Council members and yet, not one of them endorsed her.
- C) Has the endorsement of Conservation Action (click here for their endorsements
Conservation Action, who has nearly always aligned themselves in opposition to job retainage issues and anything to do with promoting a good business climate in Sonoma County, and
- D) Accepted $26,000 in political contributions then voted in favor of granting concessions to the design of the Bell Tower Village project in Windsor, saving the same developer millions in construction costs.Click here for the article in the Press Democrat
- E) Signed a pledge to vote in favor of supporting labor bosses regarding issues without regard to the issues themselves. In other words, why should there even be any public comment or staff reports on issues that the SEIU want passed or defeated since Deb Fudge has pledged to vote the way she is told.
It should be noted that James Gore has not said a thing derogatory about Deb Fudge in this campaign. It should also be noted that James Gore’s backers have not issued any negative smears on Deb Fudge in this campaign.
I hope you are as pissed as I am about how James Gore has been characterized. Here is a guy that grew up here, went away to work in the Peace Corps (shame on him according to Fudge backers!), and then decided to return in his 30’s to live and work here in Sonoma County. He simply believes that we can have an environment that is protected and have a healthy business climate. I agree with him!
Gore needs your help to overcome the lies and innuendo campaign against him. Please go to Gore’s Facebook and hit “Like”. Please go to Gore’s webpage and endorse him. Please call your friends and employees who live in the 4th District, and urge them to support a family man, a good man, and a man who would make a GREAT SUPERVISOR!
Vote! And please urge your friends and employees to vote for James Gore!
That’s All Folks!
Best Places To Work
When the Northbay Business Journal started their “Best Places To Work” campaign some nine years ago, I doubt they had any idea how successful their idea would become. Here we are again, and I want to congratulate ECA members that have won this year:
In the 15-50 Employee Category:
EPIC, Smith Dollar, Vantreo, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Adobe Associates, Ghilotti Bros., Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., Summit Engineering, Pisenti & Brinker CPA’s
In the 51-100 Employee Category:
George Petersen Insurance Agency, Moss Adams LLP
In the 251-500 Employee Category:
Exchange Bank, BKF Engineers, Bank of Marin
In the 501-1,000 Employee Category:
Congrats to all of the winners!