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Hickey ousted

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Nov 9, 2018

Today's Daily Post had an article by Emily Mibach, entitled "Hickey ousted, campaigned against district" Below is my response:

Editor, I would like to make a few comments, to what was an otherwise excellent story by Emily Mibach.
The Sequoia Healthcare District(SHD) has budgeted $12,500,000 for tax revenue in FY2018/2019. Of that amount, >$4,000,000 will subsidize school districts within the SHD. That local subsidy, if warranted, should be extended to other school districts in the county. It has been my position for the past several years, that an election should be held so voters can decide whether the county’s two healthcare districts should be dissolved or expanded countywide. That is consistent with both LAFCo and Grand Jury recommendations, and would resolve the school funding issue.
Emily’s reference to “pro-district” candidates is apropos. And, in that context, they benefited from the district’s mailing of the Annual Report 8 days before the election. Such timing of tax-funded mailings are proscribed by statute for state senator’s running for re-election. I have sought such statutes for all government agencies and incumbent candidates.
Emily’s reference to an “unflattering editorial” was, in fact, a “hit-piece” by Mark Simon, on Climate Online Redwood City. See: www.climaterwc.com Mark was hell-bent on making my reimbursements for health insurance premiums an issue in the election. He had requested and I provided details of my benefits. His “hit-piece” grossly understated my benefits, which he claimed was based upon “Hickey’s own assertions”. The first two comments on that “hit-piece” were from my opponent, Aaron Nayfack, and SHD CEO Pamela Kurtzman. I invite any attorney’s who might suggest a cause of action, to contact me.

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Daily Post article.
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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Jack Hickey's comment about Mark Simon's article is a credible one.

Mark Simon has a history/resume of being a journalist and reporter, He knows the power of words and he knows what is true and what is false. Recently his publication wrote a false story about a former Redwood City Police Officer involved in a Domestic Violence call and a 17.5 hour standoff with the San Mateo County Swat TEAM.

Here is Climate's article, I made a comment for them to correct the false information, they wouldn't post my comment or correct the false information. As of today it still says 11 hour instead of 17.5 Hours.

Web Link


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Posted by singing to the classics
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 9, 2018 at 4:14 pm

From one conspiracy theory to another.

Guys, have a loved one read your posts and explain to you how they look to mainstream folk.


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Posted by hey-hey, guh....
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 12, 2018 at 11:26 am

Rather painful to read these folks. Oblivious.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm

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Jack - Thank you for your many years of public service.


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Posted by Duke
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Is this the Three Achievements guy?

One politician thanking another. Got it.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

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Duke - what have you done for our community so that we can properly acknowledge your efforts?


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Posted by Duke
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Nice misdirection. What has hickey done?

Promised two terms max - went 4 or 5.

Asked his 3 greatest achievements - he gave only 2: destroying a nurse program and getting more votes in 2012.

He claimed he wanted dissolution but never stepped out of the way for others to get the job done. He was a useless millstone around their necks.

But since you asked... Me? I put in about 300 hours a year. But I'm not on here trumpeting about that - I do it for community, not recognition. So I'm out. Enjoy,as the most prolific posters, your politician mutual love fest.



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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

"Me? I put in about 300 hours a year."

Thank you for your service.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

" I put in about 300 hours a year. "

Doing what?


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 15, 2018 at 10:52 am

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Mark Simon "hit-pieces":

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Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Uh, Jack -- Aaron Nayfack won the election. Nothing you do or say, now or in the future, will change that.

If you want to continue to point to "hit pieces" as the cause of your loss, that is your right. But you must also know that it makes you look like a very, very sore loser.

Acknowledge what happened, and MOVE ON.


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Posted by hey-hey, guh....
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm

The voter fraud comments, organizations buying votes, etc. in the other thread was pretty 'interesting', Jack.


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Posted by singing to the classics
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

These fringe posters that imply fraud have the same credibility as Trump.

None.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 18, 2018 at 6:32 am

pogo is a registered user.

The only thing our government fears more than an irate voter who is against the establishment is an elected official who feels the same way.

Jack Hickey's principal crime was wanting to shift the work of the Sequoia Hospital District - a district that was specifically established to oversee a hospital that the county no longer owns! - to other elected officials. The district now simply redirects taxes to a bunch of non-profits and charities. That's not a bad thing but we hardly need a bureaucracy to do that.

Thank you for your many years of service, Jack. The District can now go back to "business as usual" without challenge.


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