I have been falsely accused of being a single-issue candidate during my run for city council, focused only on the city’s annual handout to Planned Parenthood. It is true that I made a lot of noise about corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood, and I did spend more time on that issue than I thought I would when I filed my paperwork to run for city council. However, I was far from a single issue candidate.
Following are some of the issues I addressed during the campaign:
- A basic principle of open government — making government meeting times open to the public.
I have been following city government for twenty years, attending city council meetings as far back as 1996. I have spent many hours in city council meetings, and spent many more reading about and studying city issues – and I have a paper trail to prove it. Saying I am only a single-issue candidate is not just ignorant, especially when someone who also closely follows local politics is saying that. It is dishonest.
I do not apologize for the time I spent and the statements I have made strenously objecting to the city council’s annual handout to the local abortion mill. That needed to be done and I am glad I was one of the ones who has done it – even when i was the only person attending a meeting to say “no” to the corporate welfare. But dismissing me as a single issue candidate after all of the other things I have addressed is nothing more than a lie.