Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
April Boling has an accounting business. Unlike most accountants, she specializes in doing the books for conservative Republican political campaigns. She's handled the money for all the downtown special interests too. This double-whammy, taking money for candidates and committees, puts her right in the middle of the dirty money game in local politics.
This could be why she justifies not only taking money from the Lincoln Club as its treasurer/accountant, but also accepting tens of thousands of dollars in "independent" expenditures. Remember, the Lincoln Club is the place where the big money boys get together to decide how they want to run the city. They've been behind the very same politicians who have robbed our neighborhoods of representation while stuffing thier own pockets.
It's all documented right here:
You can see that while she was employed by the Lincoln Club, she was ALSO taking advantage of their campaign cash. The law says you cannot do this because these expendatures are required to be independent of the campaign. But when you're working for the same organization that's spending the money for you, there's no independence.
This is the kind of back room dealing we've got to stop. San Diego can't afford yet another scandal on the City Council. We need honest representation, not an insider who treats the law with contempt.
Marti Emerald is a different kind of candidate. She's stands for reform. As an investigative journalist she's fought fraud, not covered it up.
It's time for Change in San Diego, and Marti Emerald won't be beholden to the good ole boys. Can we afford to have Boling on the council?
Let's make local government as good as San Diego.
If you live in District 7, please Vote for Marti Emerald.