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Slocum ballot revised after complaint

Original post made on Mar 21, 2012

Candidates for political office are expected to sing their own praises in hopes of swaying voters, but there are rules regarding what they can say, rules that county Board of Supervisors candidate Warren Slocum got a refresher lesson on this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:19 AM


Posted by Menlo Observer, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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Posted by Sue, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Mar 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

To Menlo Observer: Who is the "her" you are referring to above, whose appearance has approved dramatically?

Posted by RS, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I have not yet considered any of candidates for Supervisor. However, I consider Ms. Keith's quote as indicating a rather petty individual, certainly not one meriting my vote.

Posted by Gail Slocum, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Dear "Menlo Observer"

The "Slocum" to whom Ms. Keith and this Almanac article refers is Mr. Warren Slocum, a former County official who recently decided to run for Supervisor, not me, Gail SLocum, Former Mayor of Menlo Park.

Though we happen to have the same last name, Warren Slocum is not a direct relative of mine. And I am not running for office. So kindly keep your facts straight.

Also, please consider stating your name in future postings, and perhaps think about whether we all might not benefit from a greater measure of overall kindness in our community, including on Town Square. It's better for the overall level of discourse to maintain a higher degree of civility than the anonymous postings here too often appear to engender.


Gail Slocum
Former Mayor, Menlo Park

Posted by Laura, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Kudos to Gail Slocum. Although I can't use my full name on this forum for complicated reasons, I do support the call for civility and getting one's facts straight. And by the way, where's the editor who's supposed to remove personal attacks?

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I don't understand why this went to court in the first place. Mark Church and his office could have corrected this on there own.

Posted by Outraged at Slocum's Hypocrisy, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

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