In a recently published letter to the editor, the writer believes that “less than 3 percent” of the money raised by Bruce McPherson is “from our community” (“Hammer understands 5th District’s needs,” Michael Burns, May 25).
Here, I believe, are the real facts: Almost 600 contributors have given to McPherson’s campaign — nearly half of them are 5th District residents — which would mean they have given more to McPherson than to Eric Hammer. Put another way, about 95 percent of the donors to McPherson live in Santa Cruz County, which is very impressive.
Check the facts and those are, McPherson is being supported by more people from “our community” that anyone else in the race, from firefighters and environmentalists to Annette Marcum and Hilary Bryant. He always has promoted community involvement. I trust he will help us become a better community to safeguard our environment, parks and public safety, as well as give much-needed attention to our transportation network.
Russell Gross, Ben Lomond