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Clear choices in fire board race

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton, on Oct 22, 2013

The following editorial was published in The Almanac on Oct. 23:

This story contains 736 words.

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Posted by Do not vote for Peter
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Do not vote for Peter carpenter. Note who posted this article to the forum( self serving) comes to mind. Peter has been unrelenting in his bashing of unions. Vote no on carpenter


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

I posted the Almanac Editorial here because the Weekly, which does not review Fire Board candidates, covers East Palo Alto but the Almanac does not cover East Palo Alto.

I could have easily posted the Almanac Editorial anonymously but I chose to post it in my own name because I have nothing to hide.

Perhaps 'do not vote' prefers that East Palo Alto voters be kept in the dark.


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Posted by Do not vote for Peter
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Peter-- once again you are trying to put words in people's mouths. You posted the editorial be as eit supported you for the position. Had the editorial board not endorsed you, I assure you would not have posted it. So your posting is entirely self serving and had you not gotten the endorsement, I am sure you would have had no problem " keeping EPA voters in the dark" .
Do not vote for Peter carpenter. He is a union basher and claims that people that are endorsed by unions have an automatic conflict of interest. Yet only unions are held to this standard by Peter-- endorsements by other groups are not seen as a conflict of interest. Do not vote for Peter


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

I do believe that it is a conflict of interest for an elected official to receive endorsements and financial and in-kind support from a union over which that official exercises, on behalf of the taxpayers, oversight and control. The same would hold true for any business or organization that had a contract with the Fire District.

Clearly the Almanac and the Post agree with that position.

Ultimately the voters in the Fire District will decide the issue.