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This council candidate promises a clean race

Letter To The Editor

June 08, 2006|By Barbara Venezia

In reading the Daily Pilot article Friday about the upcoming races for Newport Beach City Council ("City races could get ugly, costly"), I was disturbed at the negative spin the paper placed on what might happen as the election season unfolds. I have no intention of running anything negative about anyone. I would never associate myself with anyone who thought that was the right way to run a campaign. What for? I see no purpose in a negative tactic.

As I walk around and talk to folks, I hear the message loud and clear: The people of Newport Beach are looking for elected officials who share their love for this city, respect its residents and have personal integrity.

This race should be about the issues our city will be facing in the next four years, not mudslinging. What a negative campaign says to me is that the person running for office is scared and not up to talking about the issues, so they use a diversion so the voters won't see that. Well, I think the voters in Newport Beach understand that tactic and won't be fooled.

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Besides, how could I run a negative campaign after volunteering for so many charitable organizations over the years and having John Crean as my honorary chairman? He and I would never be associated with anything negative. After all, we enjoyed making people smile for years with our cooking show.

Look for our campaign to be filled with issues and love for this city, plain and simple.

BARBARA VENEZIA

Santa Ana Heights

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