Jason Campbell - The Independent Voice!
Overall Tuesday was a good day
- especially for us locally and, of course, for my re-election bid.
Thank you so much!
I am pleased Seaside residents refuse to be fooled by slick ads full of falsehoods, and that voters affirmed our efforts in promoting deliberate and thoughtful, growth and sustainability policies. I am confident our new Council is set to maintain and create an environment that benefits our residents, business, and housing.
All of you who walked, donated (time and money), put up signs and phoned- made this happen. I can't thank you enough.
Everyone who endorsed me reassured those who may have doubted, that there was no truth to the negative campaign, thereby nullifying the dark money efforts. Residents, elected officials and especially the organizations who endorsed my campaign became a megaphone for progressive politics, and empowered the People.
With a steadfast partner, great advisors and input from you I was able to run a good positive campaign.
One person however, has been invaluable to our campaign: Luana Conley. From day one she created excellent graphics for all the walk pieces, mailers, and ads, proof read text, organized lists, and kept me on track. The success of this campaign is in large part due to Luana. I couldn't have done it without you, Luana. I'm forever grateful.
And Douglas Ambort contributed greatly from afar working his digital magic to help keep my name visible.
Please note: I will not be able to have my constituent meeting this month and plan to be available as usual on the third Tuesday in December (the 18th) and there should be a council meeting on that following Thursday (Dec 20th).
P.S. CSUMB students are working on a Capstone project that involves city wide fruit trees.
Please check out their survey: https://fruitconnection.weebly.com/survey.html
ABOUT MY CAMPAIGN
Since walking and knocking on doors to hear what's important to you, my belief that the residents know what's best has been strengthened. I will continue to represent residents first when I'm re-elected to the Council.
I’m a long time resident of Seaside, and have owned my own landscape contracting business for over 20 years. I understand both the needs of small business, and workers, and seek to create an equitable and balanced environment for both to thrive. I am proud to say that Seaside is in better financial shape now than at any time in recent history. We have new diversified revenue streams and emergency reserves are fully funded.
I’ve been a homeowner and a renter, and fully recognize the needs of those who want their property value maintained, and those who need an affordable place to rent.
As I approach the end of my first term as a Seaside City Council Member I hope to have four more years to continue cultivating positive changes in the City and our region. My position on the council has transitioned (with the last election) from often being the sole dissenting vote on critical matters, to supporting split votes, which are more likely to result in actions by the Council which will bring results benefiting the residents first.
The sustainable and environmental policies of our City are still in need of bolstering and I will be their strongest advocate, recognizing how much a healthy natural environment translates to a healthy community (in multiple ways).
The more complex issues of taxing and subsidies, which can come at the expense of social benefits, are issues I have worked hard to monitor and balance. Many cities, including Seaside, are considering re-establishing forms of Redevelopment Agencies which intercept taxes for the promotion of developer benefiting infrastructure.
On a regional level, I have paid close attention to the actions of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority and recognize the loss to the community and schools, by their tax increment interceptions. If I am re-elected to the Council I will urge preparation for an orderly "sunset" of FORA.
During my first term I have initiated or promoted the demise of Monterey Downs, the defense of community parks, linked affordable housing to short term rentals, and supported sound development; all while improving the fiscal position of the City.
With your vote we can continue these and many more socially beneficial projects. I hope I can count on your vote.
I'm being told by those who pay attention, "people can see through" those hit pieces: And I believe them. But I also know some will be put off or even discouraged from voting all together. PLEASE don't let that happen.
There is so much at stake, which is why there is such an effort to distort who I am and defeat our efforts. WE need to FIGHT back now.
I trust YOU know who to vote for but I am asking you to get your friends, co-workers, nurses, mechanics, teachers, carpenters...anyone you can think of who lives in, or knows people who live in Seaside to VOTE JASON CAMPBELL. Pick up your phone right now, scroll through your contacts and call them; email your "lists"- tell them how important it is for Seaside to have a proven public servant re-elected.
If you need to, tell them I'm endorsed by all the right people and organizations:
County Supervisor Jane Parker
State Senator Bill Monning
State Assemblyman Mark Stone
City Council Member Dennis Alexander
Monterey Bay Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
Monterey County Democrats
United Public Employees of California
Monterey County Weekly
and many more.
Tell them to call me if they would like: 831-915-1092
And of course, I can use your help getting the word out by walking, placing yard signs, and giving contributions which help pay for printed materials, (see the donate button above).
Let's win this!
Campbell for Council 2018, P.O. Box 321, Seaside, CA 93955