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Why I Think Twin River’s Current Special Election is Bad

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I believe there are times for special elections and recalls, but only when an individual has done something truly egregious, otherwise I agree with Bruce Maiman that generally special elections just waste tax payer dollars and lead to lower voter turnout.

Although, there have been times in the past that I supported a special election, such as work to remove Cortez Quinn.  But, I think the fact that he was ultimately convicted of a felony justifies thinking it would have been good to have a recall.  (Although the problem solved itself)

But, right now I see a huge waste of tax payer dollars  in the Twin Rivers Unified School District.  The special election is estimated to cost about $113,000.  This could pay for another teacher or two in Twin Rivers, or buy over 200 net books.  But instead, the political forces of California have rammed through a special election to work to get an “up and coming” Democrat into an office.  And while I tend to vote for Democrats, this is just so clearly politically motivated, and not about the kids, I am a bit sick.   For this reason, and because Sonja Cameron is clearly the more qualified candidate for this position, I am endorsing Sonja Cameron (which I will talk more about soon.)

Written by Jacob Walker

April 10th, 2015 at 9:51 am