Outspent 10-1, Insurgent Sacramento County Supervisor Candidates Vow to Continue Fight to Represent the '99%,' Not Special Interests
SACRAMENTO – A high school civics teacher and a civil rights attorney – outspent by about 10-1 by special interest-backed incumbents – said Wednesday they will continue their struggle to represent the people of Sacramento County, and not special interests, after coming up short in their bid to win a seat on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. No incumbent supervisor has lost in 42 years.
Jeff Kravitz, a constitutional law professor and Occupy Sacramento attorney, collected more than 11,000 votes in his insurgent head-to-head campaign against incumbent Susan Peters, in District 3. His 35 percent of the vote in a district recently gerrymandered by Peters to eliminate portions of East Sacramento which voted against her 4 years ago.
Sacramento Supervisor Candidate Jeff Kravitz Slams
Incumbent Susan Peters, Charges She's Using Tax
Dollars and Influence to 'Fix' Her Re-Election
Sacramento County Supervisor candidate Jeff Kravitz today slammed incumbent Susan Peters, charging that she has mis-used the power of her office, and tax dollars, to "subsidize" her re-election campaign.
"The electoral fix is in. The incumbent has acted in an unethical, if not extralegal manner, using taxpayer dollars to promote herself, and gerrymandering District 3 in a corrupt attempt to guarantee her own re-election June 5," said Kravitz, a Sacramento civil rights attorney and constitutional law professor.
However, Kravitz said there may well be a surprise next Tuesday.
Anti-incumbent fervor occasionally sweeps away city council members, or mayors, or governors or congressional representatives. But no one has actually beaten a sitting Sacramento County supervisor in an election since 1970.
The insurgent tag team of Gary Blenner and Jeff Kravitz want to beat this streak, or at least have some fun trying.
They’ve taken to the airwaves with aggressive, slightly goofy commercials, accusing two incumbent supervisors of being “puppets” of the special interests, especially real-estate developers. And at community forums, they’ve attacked the incumbents’ records with a relish rarely seen in these normally staid supervisors races.
Jeff Kravitz, another Occupy candidate who lives in Carmichael, will run against the current incumbent Susan Peters, to represent District 3. The district also includes Fair Oaks, Arden-Arcade, Cordova, North Highlands and Foothill Farms.
"Democracy is not a spectator sport," said Kravitz, who has taught constitutional law at the Lorenzo Patino School of Law in Sacramento and has a daughter who attended El Camino High School. "Supervisors have run unopposed with no debate...I'm going to bring my experience to the board of supervisors."
Sacramento County Supervisors Peters, MacGlashan are 'Puppets' for Land Developers, Claim TV spots on CNN, FoxNews and other Cable Networks
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County incumbent supervisors Susan Peters and Roberta MacGlashan are the "puppets" of land developers and other special interests, according to a series of television spots now airing on CNN, FoxNews, MNBC and Comedy Central networks.
Details of the commercials were released at a news conference Wednesday in front of the entrance to the Board of Supervisors building, by Supervisor challengers Jeff Kravitz, an OccupySacramento attorney opposing Peters in District 3, and Gary Blenner, a Rio Americano High School government teacher opposing MacGlashan in District 4.
The Kravitz for Supervisor campaign will host precinct walkers SATURDAY & SUNDAY (through election day) starting at 10 a.m. We will provide coffee, juice and other beverages, along with bagels, etc. Stop on by, say hi and pick a neighborhood to walk. We'll be in the office from 10-2.
You don't have to walk on the weekend. But come in and pick up a walk list. Most areas take just an hour or so to walk if you have a walk partner. Great exercise!