LETTER SERIES: Beverly Edmonds – Follow the money; Steve Young keeps it local

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Follow the money – Steve Young keeps it local

By Beverly Edmonds
October 23, 2016
Beverly Edmonds

Beverly Edmonds

Do you think it matters, who contributes to the different candidates running for office here in Benicia? If you are like me, you want to know where the money is coming from.

You might find it interesting to know that, according to the latest official filings, while Steve Young has received almost 90 percent of his donations from local, individual Benicians, his opponents, Christina Strawbridge and Lionel Largaspaeda, have received nearly half of their contributions from unions, PACs and/or people who do not live here.

Personally, I want my councilmember representing the grassroots community, not the special interests. If you agree, vote for Steve!

Beverly Edmonds, Benicia

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