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Editorial: Ray Mueller for San Mateo County Board of Supervisors District 3

Original post made on Oct 18, 2022

Voters have two strong candidates for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to choose from this November. We think Ray Mueller is the best equipped to take on the challenges of the board's sprawling and diverse District 3.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 17, 2022, 10:23 AM

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Posted by SoodyQ
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm

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Not sure what you mean by large network of elected officials, but often that is not a good thing. For example, I was greatly disappointed to find out that Mr. Mueller has received $95,000 from the oil companies. You can't say you are for green energy and represent our coast when you receive this sort of support.

496 Independent Expenditure Report showing the funding by Committee for Jobs and the Economy, Sponsored by Energy Companies and Building Trades Unions Representing Working Men and Women @ Web Link

410 form (the last one which indicates "paper") showing the oil companies contributing to the, per usual, misleading name, Committee for Jobs and the Economy, Sponsored by Energy Companies and Building Trades Unions Representing Working Men and Women @ Web Link

Posted by Ray Mueller
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 23, 2022 at 9:00 pm

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Unfortunately, what SoodyQ just posted is not true.

Both I and my campaign have not received any money from oil companies. It's unfortunate my opponent is misleading people this way. On Thursday this week campaign finance documents will be reported from my campaign, on the normal schedule, proving this fact.

First, there are campaign contribution limits of $1000 in the General Election in the Supervisor race, so it would be illegal for my campaign to even accept such a contribution.

What did happen in this race, as far I can tell, is that an Independent Expediture Committee opened an account and chose to run it's own ads to support the candidate it preferred. This is an entity completely separate from my campaign. It has it's own First Amendment right to do what it wants separate from me.

My guess is this entity chose to support my campaign, because my opponent supported a measure that would raise taxes in the primary, and the economy is in bad shape right now. I opposed that measure because I was concerned it would hurt working families and fixed income seniors. But that is a guess.

I don't actually know why, because I have never communicated with them.

Regardless, my campaign did not recieve this money and it was not under my control.

It's also important to note I have not had one single environmental or clean energy endorser drop their endorsement of me since it happened. I am still solely endorsed in this race by the Sierra Club, iconic environmentalist Lennie Roberts, Supervisor Dave Pine - who started Peninsula Clean Energy, former Pacifica Mayor John Keener, Senator Josh Becker, and many more.

If anyone has any further questions about this, please feel free to call me at (650) 776-8995.

I won't be checking this thread again, so best to call me.

Posted by SoodyQ
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 24, 2022 at 9:32 am

SoodyQ is a registered user.

Thank you Ray. I was about to post a clarification this morning when I got back to my desk.

Correct: Your campaign did not receive a direct contribution from this Committee. The Committee (which is despite its misleading name, is funded by all oil companies, Martinez Refinery Company, Philips 66, Chevron Corporation, Marathon Petroleum ) chose to spend $95K worth of digital ads to support your campaign.

However, as to economy being in bad shape, according to the Governor this morning, California economy is now the 4th in the world surpassing Germany (although the average people in California are hurting bad so not sure who this economy is benefitting).

Further, my comment has nothing to do with any other candidates.


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