ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the right thing to doÃ¢â‚¬Â¦thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why.
When Lynn Daucher was running for the State Senate in the 34th DistrictÃ¢â‚¬â€even though she didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t honestly live hereÃ¢â‚¬â€I was vocal about my disapproval.
So now that Umberg is running for the 1st District Supervisor seat, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty clear that he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live in the district, it would be hypocritical of me to support him.
Voters can get blinded to a candidateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s faults because of the candidateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s party affiliation. Blatantly dishonest politicians are far too often the front-runners in races, and this is the reason many apathetic voters cite when staying home on Election Day.
Is the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s endorsement enough to make a candidate an acceptable one? WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen Umberg be dishonest to his family about fidelity, to the voters about his military service, and now again to the voters regarding his residency. I can think of some really great (honest) people that live, work, and genuinely care about the constituents in the 1st District.
I know that there are people that are going to criticize me about this postÃ¢â‚¬â€and those people are the source of a problem with our political system. A candidateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chances of winning should not be a reason to support him.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m voting for Mark Rosen.