Mark Lunn is running for County Clerk and Recorder. Among the duties of the office is overseeing elections. That's why it was surprising that his ballot statement was rejected because it violated California Elections Code. His ballot statement was rejected according to the County Elections office because of "prohibited references to other candidates." The prohibited statements implied, but did not directly mention his opponent Jim Dantona when it said:
"As the only candidate who has managed large organizations and thousands of employees, I've proven that I can balance a budget in hard times."
"I am the only candidate with first-hand experience in fighting fraud, forgery and identity left."
To see his entire rejected ballot statement click on continue reading. In fairness two other candidates also had their ballot statements rejected. But neither of the other candidates is trying to get elected to run the local elections office.
He will likely get his revised statement on the sample ballot.
I want a Clerk / Recorder that wants to increase registration and voter turnout. So far Mark Lunn hasn't addressed voter registration or turn out on his campaign website. Mark Lunn has an open invite to be interviewed on my blog. That goes for candidates running for any of the offices this June.
I have devoted my life to upholding the law and safeguarding the public trust. I am a decorated law enforcement officer with over 30 years experience, most recently as Chief of the California Highway Patrol.
I have the skills and experience to run this important office in a fiscally responsible manner. As the only candidate who has managed large organizations and thousands of employees, I've proven that I can balance a budget in hard times. I know how to hold people accountable, achieve efficiencies and save tax dollars.
Keeping vital records secure is one major responsibility of this office. Another is ensuring free and fair elections. I am the only candidate with first-hand experience in fighting fraud, forgery and identity left. I know what it takes to keep our records safe and our elections free of impropriety.
I am honored to have the support of the two most recent holders of this office, plus the District Attorney, Sheriff, Auditor Controller and dozens of mayors and civic leaders. They trust me because I have demonstrated the personal integrity that is essential for this office.
Now I ask the opportunity to earn your trust as well. I respectfully ask for your vote.