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Aceves Questions Wolf on SEIU Contributions
updated: Apr 11, 2014, 10:10 AM

(Roger Aceves and Janet Wolf)

By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com

Roger Aceves, the Goleta City Council member challenging Supervisor Janet Wolf for her 2nd District seat, has sent out a press release on Wednesday questioning Wolf's timing of SEIU contributions and voting on contracts. According to Aceves, Wolf received $60,000 from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) leading him to believe in a "pay to play system." The full press release is printed below.

Roger Aceves Questions Timing of SEIU Contributions and Voting on Contract
Timeline raises ethical questions about pay-to-play votes

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Roger Aceves, candidate for 2nd District Supervisor, questioned the timing of recent contributions to his opponent by SEIU 620 Local and their statewide organization in light of recent votes to approve stalled employment contracts.

The details are attached.

“As a former police officer, I have a history of investigating suspicious circumstances and timelines. When campaign finance reports came out recently, I reviewed the reports and found something that did not pass the ethical test. There was not just one but two instances of potential conflicts where my opponent has taken funding from those whose contracts she approves, both immediately before and after the vote.” said Aceves.

“Taxpayers have the right to know if something illegal or unethical was done in regards to these votes and contributions. If there is a pay-to-play system going on here, we all have a right to know. The Fair Political Practices Commission is clear that in Government Code 84308 in that candidates must disclose contributions before they vote. The FPPC must investigate this breach of trust.”


Contribution Timeline

Campaign Form 460

Government Code 18438.8



Chambers Partner to hold 2nd District Candidate Forum

Source: The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region

The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region are excited to announce a 2nd District Supervisor Candidate Forum being held Wednesday, April 16th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Bacara Resort and Spa.

The event will feature incumbent 2nd District Supervisor, Janet Wolf and Goleta City Councilmember and Supervisor Candidate, Roger Aceves discussing their plans and priorities for the 2nd District.

Candidates will be asked to focus on their business-related campaign issues, answer questions and compare their platforms to both Chambers’ policy priorities.

“This is a big election on the South Coast,” said Kristen Miller, President & CEO of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage residents and members of the business community to come hear from both candidates.”

“Voters across the region have an important choice to make in this 2nd District race. Working together with our partners at Goleta Valley Chamber, we're pleased to highlight the differences between the two candidates so business leaders can make a more informed decision", said Ken Oplinger, President & CEO of the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region.

The forum will be moderated by Peter Brown, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

The forum will be filmed by TV Santa Barbara and replayed on their community channel 71 and on their website www.tvsb.tv

The forum costs $25 to attend and includes a continental breakfast. To register, visit www.GoletaValleyChamber.com or call 967.2500


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