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LETTER: Reader wonders how much money city council candidates spend
Posted By Scott Schaefer On August 22, 2013 @ 10:46 am In Headlines,Letter to the Editor,Life,Opinion,Politics | 16 Comments
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]
Update on our Election for Des Moines City Council:
Have you ever wondered at how much and whether money plays a part in our Democracy? Do we really have a chance at fair representation when the wealthiest are the ones who hold office and have little or no concept of “needing”? Today, just for curiosity, I researched the candidate’s reserves for the upcoming election for City Council in Des Moines Washington.
Here is where the candidates’ funds stand:
- Mayor Kaplan: $5230 (A healthy war chest!)
- Council Member Pina: $2008 (Not a bad collection either!)
- Council Member Musser: $250 ( Lucky not to have an opponent!)
- Council Member Nutting: $5772 (Does anyone stand a chance of a snowball with this huge amount?)
- Candidate Payne:$0.0 (This man may not stand a chance if money is the criteria)
Opinion (Mine Only):
My personal choice for Mayor and Council members are Dave Kaplan and Matt Pina, however the apparent support for Mr. Nutting does not seem fair to me. It is more like extinguishing an ant with a sledge hammer!
Now, this is a free country and my opinion may not be agreeable to some readers but shouldn’t you look at the candidate’s potential rather than his pocket book?
- Pat Nardo
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