Consultant denies sending mailers attacking Martin |

Consultant denies sending mailers attacking Martin

A Sacramento political consultant said he’s had nothing to do with political mailers attacking Supervisor Elizabeth Martin and one of her campaign supporters.

David Reade, principal of political consulting firm Pillars, said statements made by Martin at a Sept. 16 candidates night are without truth or merit.

Martin claimed during the debate that, according to media reports and court records, Pillars had sent out unethical, illegal and anonymous mailings.

Martin’s accusations were reported in a story Friday in The Union about campaign mailings targeting her and one of her campaign contributors.

The Union attempted to contact Reade for his comments on the charges before the article was published.

“Supervisor Martin is out of her mind,” said Reade. “I’ve never been involved in anything like what she’s accused me of, nor have I been involved in what I’ve been described of here in terms of mailers.”

Martin could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

Reade said he hasn’t been involved in anything in Nevada County since a “bit of work” he did for Robin Sutherland’s campaign in fall 2001.

Sutherland is one of Martin’s opponents in the 4th District supervisorial race, along with write-in candidate Rene Antonson.

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