Doug Crosse on the Mashburn Ballot Statement Issue

Doug Crosse continues to speak out on the issues. A few moments ago, he shared the following letter with me that I believe he intends to send to the Ventura County Star for consideration.  This is regarding the previous article about Mashburn’s ballot designation:

SV City Councilwoman Barbara Williamson’s attack on challenger Keith Mashburn’s ballot designation was petty, personal and politically motivated. Keith started as a volunteer firefighter and over a 31 year career earned his way up to Deputy Battalion Chief and Lead Arson Investigator. For Ms. Williamson to use her influence over a fine city employee to change Mashburns requested designation of Retired Fire Chief is intolerable. It shows once again what many of us already know, there is no low that she wont stoop to protect her job and lavish benefits.

The irony and dereliction of duty by our Registrar of Voters sending it back to the Simi Valley Elections Coordinator for a decision is appalling. Mark Lunn VC Registrar of Voters is a former Deputy Chief for the California Highway Patrol. He listed his ballot designation as “Retired CHP Chief” NOT Deputy Chief in 2010.

No Ms. Williamson this was not an effort to “level the playing field”. It was just another in the growing list of thinly disguised shenanigans you’ve perpetrated to tip that field in your favor. You can add my name to the expanding roster of people who have lost all respect for you.

Doug Crosse

PS The use of the words under scrutiny in the headline distorts the story- fair would have been disputed, questioned etc.

Barbra Williamson is usually never afraid to charge ahead and express her opinion when she feels she is in the right, even if it’s possible that someone will have something to say about it. I spoke briefly with her about this issue and she indicated that she had no intention of hiding when the Ventura County Star reporter called her for clarification, standing by her original complaint.

If I hear anything from Councilmember Barbra Williamson regarding Mr. Crosse’s letter in response, I will share those details here.

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