The Daily Pilot has raised the issue of campaign ethics, and I want to take this opportunity to tell the voters where I stand. This is a personal issue to me because last spring, some of my political opponents leveled the same charges at me that were alleged against Barbara Venezia. In my case, the city attorney investigated and determined the charges were without merit, and the Daily Pilot declared the charges for what they were — politically motivated.
On the day I filed my nominating papers, I signed the campaign code of conduct, presented to each candidate by the city clerk. This sets forth specific prohibitions against dirty campaigning. Every word that is put out by my campaign is either written or approved by me. I am responsible for every word published on my behalf. I expect my opponent to be equally responsible for the things said by her and her supporters.