I first learned that the story had been published when I visited my opponent's Facebook page. Web Link When I clicked the link to Mark's story, entitled "Political Climate with Mark Simon: Health district board member finally finds something he can support: his own benefits" Web Link
In it, Mr. Simon had grossly understated my cost to the district as being "...about $43 a month — based on Hickey’s own assertion..."
Aaron Nayfack, my opponent had already posted a comment, followed by a comment from Sequoia Healthcare District CEO, Pamela Kurtzman. The CEO, "in the interest of transparency, and without verifying the facts with me, was quick to provide the correct number, $822/month, which she then decided to use that number to calculate my long term cost to the district which she said "...amounts to about $158,000 over his 16 year tenure."
The details of this story can be found here. Web Link