It has been brought to my attention that on my endorsements page that the PACs and developers listed insinuated that they are supporting my campaign. I sincerely apologize if I ever in my campaign hinted, suggested, or unintentionally proposed that I had any affiliation with the groups listed on my page.
This stemmed from the photo below of our family guinea pig “Doodles” (R.I.P.) and the names of the organizations who were listed:
Again my apologies to the following organizations for this. Please know that my intent was never to make the presumption of endorsement:
These organizations have requested that I remove their names from my website and I did so within hours of their requests.
I encourage you all to read the entire context of my endorsements page to understand the purpose of posting these groups. My message has been consistent since the page was created. Simply put, none of these groups (outside of Sunnyvale PSOA) made an effort to reach out to this campaign to be considered for endorsement. For those who are unaware, the endorsement process entails a vetting in which candidates are asked questions and/or interviewed to determine whether the group should endorse the candidate. In the case of the Sunnyvale PSOA, I requested to meet in person to discuss the questionnaire and received no further response until I was asked to remove them from my site.
I ask that on whatever side that you fall, no endorsement means anything until all candidates are considered. That is why I have not added any organization’s endorsements to my page. This campaign has been completely about residents and residents alone. To suggest otherwise would be lack of diligence as the message has been purposely consistent since Day 1.
Our country is divided in ways that we haven’t seen since the Civil War. I’d like to challenge each of the Sunnyvale City Council candidates to focus the remainder of this campaign on real issues and the betterment of Sunnyvale. No more name calling, false assumptions, and distortions of truth for gain.
Sunnyvale deserves it.