Bedwell’s big-bucks donors should be identified |

Bedwell’s big-bucks donors should be identified

He’s been in office less than a month, and Supervisor Drew Bedwell already seems to be winking at illegal campaign fund-raising. That’s the sense I got from Bedwell’s answers at his first town hall last Tuesday night.

When asked for his thoughts on the anonymous $28,000 contribution to his and Robin Sutherland’s campaigns, Bedwell said he wasn’t concerned that the public still doesn’t know the identity of the deep-pocket donor. Even Bedwell’s supporters were shocked at his answer.

This anonymous $28,000 contribution is illegal, plain and simple. Our state’s campaign finance laws require donors of more than $100 to publicly identify themselves. When Bedwell took the oath of office, he swore to obey and uphold the law. He should start by insisting his big-bucks donors identify themselves.

Jane L. Yu

Penn Valley

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