I was volunteering at the Democratic headquarters in Santa Cruz when a woman called from the San Lorenzo Valley saying she was confused by a letter she received with a large banner that read “Democrats for McPherson.”
I explained to her that the letter was purposefully misleading and that the Democratic Party of Santa Cruz County endorses Eric Hammer for supervisor in the 5th District.
The worst part of the letter was a plea for money to withstand a “barrage of negative ads that will come from the opposition.” Eric Hammer ran a positive campaign in the June primarily based on listening to the needs of local residents, and he is running a positive, forward-looking campaign in the November runoff.
No doubt Mr. McPherson wishes he had been endorsed by the Democratic Party, but that would have been impossible, since he was a Republican until he failed to win the supervisor’s seat in June. Then he became an independent to help him win in the heavily Democratic district.
Do not be deceived by McPherson’s change of party, nor the lies in his campaign letters. The Democrats of Santa Cruz County want you to vote for Eric Hammer.
Deborah Luhrman, vice chairwoman, Santa Cruz County Democratic Party, Soquel