Ordinarily, the election cycle means that you can count on outrageous commentary from City Council Candidate Eric Halub. In the past, Mr. Halub has served as a convenient proxy for those wishing to disseminate dirty commentary on one’s political opponents without actually attaching one’s name to it. In Simi Valley politics, people love to make misleading, sleazy or outright incorrect statements anonymously and Eric Halub could always be counted on to deliver the message.
Tonight, to my surprise, was very different. Moments ago, Eric Halub shared the main points of his campaign, including public safety among other points. He referenced his past negative commentary and pledged to run a clean, positive campaign. He concluded his remarks by saying there was no room in Simi Valley for negative politics and that he wanted to be able to hold his head high in town, win or lose. It was easily the most refreshing commentary I have ever heard from him!
Congratulations to Eric Halub for opting to make positive comments for a change. I hope this represents a new strategy for his campaign. If it is, I think he’ll find it significantly more effective than his previous strategies.