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Did CEO post on Mark Simon "hit-piece" swing election?

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Nov 23, 2018

In September, Mark Simon asked me for information regarding the cost of my health insurance benefit for an election story he was doing for Climate Online RWC. I provided him with detailed information including Cash Disbursement Journal records showing district expenditures on my behalf.

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

Comments (29)

Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 23, 2018 at 3:20 pm

STILL on that, Jack? STILL?

Here are some facts for you, Hickey: Aaron Nayfack received 66.4% of the vote in the recent election. You received 33.6%. A margin of that size would clearly indicate that the electorate preferred Nayfack over you.

The fact that you cannot accept that reality only shows that the electorate made the right choice.


Posted by Fran
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm

In previous threads, hickey brings up voter fraud.

Completely without evidence.

Now? Some absurd theory about a mailing. Who even reads election flyers?


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 24, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Insufficient evidence does not pre-suppose that a crime did not occur. It just frustates the hell out of law enforcement agencies.

On this Topic, if the CEO was involved in "electioneering", the public should know about it.


Posted by Cally da Celebrity
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 24, 2018 at 12:47 pm

reality: "Completely without evidence."

jack: nah, B, it's just "Insufficient evidence"


Okay, Jack - do you have ANY evidence? Any at all? Just a smidgen of truth? Or is this just a Trumpian fever-swamp style hallucination?

Please share.


Posted by Cally da Celebrity
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 24, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Any evidence of Voter Fraud in San Mateo County during your 20 year reign as a politician?


Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm

You know, Jack -- bringing up accusations without providing supporting evidence has a name. It's called "garbage."

You obviously cannot accept the reality that the voters in your district did not want you to be on the Board any longer. Pretending otherwise makes you look like you're unhinged.

Now, if that's the impression you want to give people...


Posted by Fran
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Find any evidence yet, jack?


Posted by Trumpist Twitterage in the Age of Twitt
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

Mr. Hickey brought up allegations of voter fraud in other threads and then says "It just frustates (sic) the hell out of law enforcement agencies."

What frustrates LEO's more: baseless allegations? Trumpian style slander?


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:52 am

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

...Loser said:
"You know, Jack -- bringing up accusations without providing supporting evidence has a name. It's called "garbage."

Is this the "accusation" to which you refer:

Mr. Simon had grossly understated my cost to the district as being "...about $43 a month — based on Hickey’s own assertion..."

If so, the evidence is provided in a link which can be found in my original post by following the link to "The details of this story...". To save you some time, here it is:
Web Link


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Or, maybe Loser was referring to this accusation:

From Mark Simon's 2nd "hit-piece":
Mark said:
“What he didn’t disclose is the additional $822 a month the district has to pay for his insurance premiums.”
I said: That’s a lie!

The details of this story can be found in "Anatomy of a cleverly crafted, election “hit-piece“." here: Web Link


Posted by Trumpist Twitterage in the Age of Twitt
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 26, 2018 at 11:28 am

Mr. Hickey: it looks to me like they were also referring to your other ridiculous allegations in a thread since the election where you were soundly defeated:


"The all mail ballot is a disaster. And, it lends itself to fraud. Voters can easily sign their ballots and sell them to unscrupulous organizations or individuals... And, absentee ballots should be notarized for authenticity."

and

"How many people work for cash and don't report it as income? That's illegal! How many get away with it?"

and

"It is so easy to just sign your "all mail" ballot and swap it for something you want. The fact that there are few prosecutions is not surprising. It's virtually undetectable. The system needs to be more accountable."


Question:
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voter fraud?
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voters selling their ballots for cash in San Mateo County?

You were an elected politician for a couple decades - this is what you learned from Donald Trump?


Posted by Fran
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Nov 26, 2018 at 2:07 pm

Good questions above...

"Question:
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voter fraud?
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voters selling their ballots for cash in San Mateo County?"


Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 26, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Geez, Hickey -- why is it that you can't acknowledge that you not only lost in the recent election, but that you lost by a 2-to-1 margin?

Politicians who lose by that margin lose because the voters are sick and tired of them. And all of your posts, here and on other social media sites, only make it clear why you deserved to lose.

Now do the world a favor, and just go away.


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Surely there must be someone out there who is concerned about the integrity of elections in San Mateo County. Let's hear from you.

The CEO reads Mark Simon's "hit-piece'(Web Link stating that Hickey's health insurance costs the district "... a total of about $8,300 or about $43 a month — based on Hickey’s own assertion...". "In the interest of transparency", and, as CEO of the District, she corrects the monthly amount to $822.48 and calculates the cost over 16 years to be about $158,000! After being presented with a copy of an e-mail I sent to Mark Simon, accurately showing my current cost(~$822) to the district, the CEO tells me(and copies Mark Simon) “Jack, you led Mr. Simon to think that the District paid only $43.00 per month for your health insurance." Mark then writes a 2nd "hit-piece" and says "“What he didn’t disclose is the additional $822 a month the district has to pay for his insurance premiums.” See: Web Link


Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm

You really can't help yourself, can you, Hickey?

Do yourself a favor, and read ALL of the posts you have made, here and on other social media sites. Then, ask yourself this: Why would any sane, rational person EVER vote for you?

You lost. You deserved to lose. Now. Go. Away.


Posted by Trumpist Twitterage in the Age of Twitt
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 26, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Mr. Hickey: "Surely there must be someone out there who is concerned about the integrity of elections in San Mateo County."

I sure am!

In fact, I'm *VERY * VERY * VERY* concerned about your allegations of ballot fraud. I am even more concerned that your BASELESS allegations are designed (in true Trumpian tradition) to reduce our fellow resident's faith in our election system.

I'm also concerned with your allegations of absentee ballot fraud and your call for absentee ballots to be notarized.

Share you evidence, and I will personally walk with you into all appropriate law enforcement agencies to make sure your evidence is pursued.

Otherwise - please stop your baseless attacks on our election system.

Please share your answers to my questions:

Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voter fraud in this election?
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voters selling their ballots for cash in San Mateo County?
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of absentee ballot fraud in San Mateo County?


Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Of course Hickey doesn't have any actual proof for *any* of his accusations -- and if he wants us to believe that a couple of blog posts were the deciding factor in his loss, he must think we're willing to buy oceanfront property in Kansas.

The fact is, Hickey lost to a candidate that the electorate clearly preferred. He just doesn't want to acknowledge that, and instead, he puts out conspiracy theories.

Which clearly shows why he deserved to lose.


Posted by Silly G
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Gosh, someone wrote a tough article - bummer.

Now answer the questions about your fraud claims!!


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

What a bunch of adam henrys


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

More information, including comments made to me by CEO, Pamela Kurtzman, have been posted to Mark Simon's "hit-piece".
Web Link


Posted by Trumpist Twitterage in the Age of Twitt
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 27, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Mr. Hickey - that comment above says it all: a decades long politician has a tough article written about him and all you do is go on and on about it?!!??!?

How about instead of whining, you give us a list of your accomplishments over the last 15 years in office?


And answer for your fraudulent claims:

Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voter fraud in this election?
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voters selling their ballots for cash in San Mateo County?
Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of absentee ballot fraud in San Mateo County?


Posted by Fran
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Nov 27, 2018 at 2:37 pm

It really does come down to this... He makes all sorts of ridiculous claims about vote fraud, just because he got his feelings hurt about an article.

Das ya boi, Menlo Voter.

Enjoy....


Posted by Election Mother
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 27, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Geez...... All this for a newspaper article he didn't like?

Menlo Voter - do you support his ballot fraud conspiracies?


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Election Mother:

no, but I also don't support a bunch of trolls attacking someone else. His claim may be over the top, but the reaction has been right up there with the garbage our p***y grabber in chief spews. They need to look in the mirror as I'm sure they think they are nothing like him, but they are acting like it.


Posted by Trumpist Twitterage in the Age of Twitt
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 28, 2018 at 9:25 am

"His claim may be over the top, but the reaction has been right up there with the garbage our p***y grabber in chief spews"

By asking Mr. Hickey to substantiate his inane claims?

- Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voter fraud in this election?
- Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of voters selling their ballots for cash in San Mateo County?
- Do you have ANY PROOF AT ALL of absentee ballot fraud in San Mateo County?

If Mr. Hickey is NOT held to account for his unsubstantiated accusations, we would then be doing the very thing that the GOP failed to do early on with your spewing 'p grabber in chief'.


Posted by Elizabeth C
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Jack, you *chose* that graphic yourself?

Okey dokey.

Your political instincts may explain the lack of results during your decades in office.


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 28, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

To many of the commenters, "Are you here with a solution, or are you part of the problem?


Posted by No Sore Losers
a resident of another community
on Nov 28, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Uh, Jack -- when are you going to provide *actual* proof for the accusations you've made here and elsewhere?

We've been waiting. And waiting. And waiting.


Posted by Election Mother
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 28, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Jack says "Are you here with a solution, or are you part of the problem?"

Seems many of the posters have a problem with your spurious allegations of ballot fraud. The solution is: easy access to voting; accurate and transparent elections - not required notarized mail-in ballots like you proposed.

You sound like a true Trumper - throw out a bunch of lies, and truly dumb "solutions" like paying a notary public.

Speaking of solutions, seems some posters have a problem with your lack of solutions over your decades in office. Lots of promises. Zero follow through.

And you complain about a news article. Balance seems to be an issue.

And not balance on the issues.



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