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State Senate candidate faces allegations she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political-action committee

Original post made on Feb 13, 2020

A complaint has been filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva, alleging has collaborated with an independent expenditure committee supporting her campaign.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9:49 AM

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Posted by OLIEva
a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Don’t be fooled by Oliva and her realtor pals: Oliva is anti-housing and anti-tenant. She pushes for policies that make her and her friends more money, public health and safety be damned. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by Dishonest
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2020 at 3:41 pm

Posted by OLIEva, a resident of Green Acres

>> Don’t be fooled by Oliva and her realtor pals: Oliva

Oliva is clearly the favorite of the Realtors (tm), and, as such, is not of interest to me. I await the result of the complaint investigation with mild interest, but, using images from another campaign? I'm pretty hard pressed to put a monetary value on those "donated" images. Images can be awfully cheap in the internet era.

>> is anti-housing and anti-tenant. She pushes for policies that make her and her friends more money, public health and safety be damned.

OTOH, your attack almost makes me want to vote for her. "anti-housing"? Come on. She is a Realtor-- she can't be "anti-housing". Or do you mean anti-SB50? Well, I'm pro-housing and anti-SB50. SB50 was a garbage bill. I'm really glad it died-- rationality prevailed, as it does occasionally. Oh, and I guess you are one of those folks who think that all zoning is bad. Well, I have to disagree there, too. I think it makes perfect sense to locate all the pigsties in one place, the office buildings in another, tall buildings together, shorter buildings together.


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Posted by Nelson
a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2020 at 7:05 pm

I live in Millbrae where Oliva's terrible carelessness and attention only to furthering the wallets of her real estate buddies has ruined our city. Really shameless for calling herself an INDEPENDENT VOICE on her website, yet accepting close to half a million dollars in donations from a real estate PAC. She also sent me an email saying that she is tired of the "powerful special interests in Sacramento". What do you call this then?


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Posted by No dirty money
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 13, 2020 at 7:06 pm

Does she think she can buy her way into this election... I hope people are not easily fooled.


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Posted by Anne Oliva lost broker license
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:48 am

Another Palo Alto newspaper reported that Anne Oliva lost her real estate broker license in 2018 for misconduct. The CA Department of Real Estate website confirms the account. Take a look.


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Posted by Frank Vella
a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

I've known Olivia for many years now. She is in favor of promoting housing and property rights. The arguments against her are frivolous and ridiculous. Olivaia has worked hared for the members of her community and county. She will work tirelessly for the state as well.


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Posted by Realtorphbia
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

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Posted by Cdean
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 14, 2020 at 3:59 pm

These allegations are outrageous! Annie is a strong candidate because of her integrity. She works hard for the community and we would be luck to have her! She supports housing and property rights. The competition must be nervous to resort to these untrue stories. Vote for Annie!


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Posted by Pacific Friend
a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2020 at 4:03 pm

When I first read the headline, I thought, whaaaaaat?? This cannot be. Annie is one of the kindest hearted people I know. She is truly concerned about the plight of the homeless and knows that it is not a simple problem, but has some really great idea's to tackle the situation and truly help these people in need. I think we are very lucky to have someone like Annie, who has such high integrity, running for California State Senate.

Upon reading further, it made sense that this complaint that was filed came from someone in Pacifica. Pacifica has a relentless, small but very vocal group that is extremely hateful toward the San Mateo County Association of Realtors for some of their political views. So I guess it makes sense that they will politically attack whomever the association backs politically. Very sad that someone is trying to ensure Annie is taken out of the race for their own political agenda.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm

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Notice how they don't address the specific allegation in the article? No, what we have instead is a heaping dose of kill-the-messenger. No surprise there, especially when you consider that Oliva is by far the most Realtor-friendly candidate in this race.

We deserve better than that.


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Posted by Peninsula resident 60+ years
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm

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Posted by Tommy
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 14, 2020 at 6:31 pm

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 14, 2020 at 7:45 pm

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Posted by Friend of Housing
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 15, 2020 at 9:14 am

No way any of these things said against Oliva are true. They were made by someone who is on a mission to stop housing and hayes Realtors.

I just checked the Oliva website. Everything in the mailers Oliva mailers is on her website.

Annie Oliva is the real deal.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:18 am

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 15, 2020 at 5:50 pm

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 15, 2020 at 6:15 pm

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Posted by Jake
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 16, 2020 at 11:35 am

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Posted by rcn
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2020 at 5:53 pm

I'm in Sunnyvale, which isn't listed in the drop-down menu here but is in State Senate District 13. I don't know Annie Oliva -who may be the kindest person in the world - but her onslaught of campaign mailings has influenced me AGAINST her, not for her. Spending big money in election campaigns does not buy my vote.


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Posted by Dan
a resident of Portola Valley
on Feb 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm

You can see all the "damage" control for Anne Oliva is about how sweet and nice she is, nothing about how she is taking responsibility for the revocation of her broker license or FPPC violations. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by HMB
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 18, 2020 at 4:37 pm

She sure isn't the environmental candidate! We get mail from her campaign nearly everyday -- far more than all the other candidates combined! Her whole family (as in the Marshall family of San Bruno) is in the real estate business -- no wonder she gets so much money from that special interest group.


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Posted by Ben
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 20, 2020 at 5:23 pm

Annie Oliva is running on behalf of real estate and developers, but trying to disguise her campaign as an effort to help the homeless. In fact, her platform offers very little substance on the issue of homelessness. Her campaign's messaging is a transparent effort to fool voters who genuinely care about the homelessness and the housing crisis.


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