Ed Bedford 12:30 p.m., April 16
Another San Diegan jumps on anti union political withholding bandwagon
La Jolla financier R. B. "Buzz" Woolley is not the only well-heeled San Diego county resident to give big bucks to the measure on November's ballot that would ban withholding of union political dues from employees' paychecks.
As previously reported, the prominent philanthropist, charter school advocate, and founder and chairman of the Voice of San Diego online news website gave $10,000 to the Proposition 32 campaign on July 26.
Now he has been joined by Oceanside's Dan Hughes, CEO of Carlsbad's Coast Environmental, Inc., which according to its website, "is an Indoor Air Quality and a life safety services provider to hospitals and to healthcare facilities."
A self-styled Tea Party Republican, Hughes ran for U.S. Senate in June's open primary against Democratic incumbent Diane Feinstein and a host of others.
Danville autism advocate and Republican Elizabeth Emken came in second to Feinstein in that race, which featured a field of 24 candidates, with Hughes running a distant third.
According to a disclosure filing posted online yesterday by the California Secretary of State's office, Hughes contributed $5,150 to the Yes on 32 campaign on August 22.
More like this:
- One-time Democrat and ex-Padres owner Moores gives $20,000 to anti union political withholding measure — Oct. 31, 2012
- City Council Democrats spend special interest cash for party's cause — Oct. 18, 2012
- Worker payroll deductions fuel Qualcomm's corporate PAC — Sept. 25, 2012
- San Diego supermarket workers union makes big radio buy to counter Prop 32, backed by local Republicans — Sept. 11, 2012
- Wealthy Non-Profit News Advocate Backs Bill Ponder and "Paycheck Protection" Measure — July 31, 2012