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Nunn responds to mailer criticisms

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 3:32 pm in 2008 June primary, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics, Election 2008.

Contra Costa supervisor candidate Erik Nunn has reponded via email to my blog entry earlier today criticizing a mailer he funded that targets challenger and incumbent Supervisor Federal Glover.

Here’s what Nunn had to say and I have also included at the bottom my return email:

Lisa:

As a property owner and Section 8 landlord it’s Federal Glover’s responsibility to make sure bills are paid and if his tenants move out, he should obviously be aware of that and take appropriate action, which he has failed to do over and over, for seven years.

One lien, OK, two, fine, but seven and three are outstanding. Either Federal Glover thinks he doesn’t have to follow the same rules as other Section 8 landlords or he is uninformed and doesn’t care.

It sounds like Federal Glover is blaming his Section 8 tenants, the garbage company or the U.S. Postal service for not paying his bills, and they are his bills, he owns the property.

The fact that Federal Glover was alerted to these unpaid bills as a result of a campaign mailer is actually disturbing, especially considering how important of an issue Section 8 is to East County voters.

When Federal Glover doesn’t pay his garbage bills, taxpayers do in fact pay his garbage bill, it’s the law in Oakland.

I could continue to break it down, point by point, but it seems futile.

It’s confusing you mention the word implication more than a few times, but when one of the many hit pieces sent against me “implies” something, there isn’t the same level of scrutiny. Federal Glover’s campaign funded negative mailer against me over two weeks ago there is no mention of that on your blog.

Federal Glover and the numerous IE’s against me are saying anything and everything to attack me and my family and I haven’t once complained. As election day is only a few days away and I see your title on your blog, it’s very disappointing.

Erik

Here’s my response:

Erik,

Thanks for the response, Erik. I’ll incorporate it into the story and add your full response to my blog.

As for other mailers from Glover that target you not receiving the same scrutiny, it is not my intention to write about every mailer that comes across my desk. This mailer, however, contains substantial misstatements that inspired further scrutiny.

I did, however, blog the other day about the mailer from the East Bay Business Coalition funded by the nurses that targeted you with respect to the issue related to your firing from the county. As you recall, I stood up for you and wrote that you were only 23 years old at the time and ought not to have a youthful mistake held against you for life.

If there are other mailers, I haven’t seen them. I only see mailers if my colleagues who live in the district bring me the mailers or the opposing candidates’ camps or supporters send them over to me. If you have other mailers scanned and could send them over via email, I would be happy to take a look at them.

Lisa v.

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  • Tom

    Erik Nunn: There’s no place in politics for whiners. You should have checked the facts before allowing a blatantly untrue and undocumented mailer to be sent out to voters.

  • Stephanie

    Couldn’t agree more. Quit your crying and take responsibility for your own mistakes. You seem to be making a lot of them lately. As for Glover sending out a “hit piece”, I got it in the mail and it was a comparison, not a hit piece. Every statement made about you was documented, in fact even said or written by you. Give it a break and stop whining.

  • Michael T.

    Lisa V. – Don’t let the sniveling politician-wanna-be’s get you down. Keep up the good work. Revealing and unraveling the untruths in politics is a full-time job. And there are plenty of them. MT

  • Jackie

    Whoever is running Eric Nunn’s campaign ought to be fired. The brochure is nothing but exaggerated lies! As a candidate, how does Eric Nunn approve a brochure like that and still sleep at night. Isn’t he a minister?

  • cara

    Mr. Nunn, you can’t complain about the so-called hits about you because they are true. Were you a lifelong Republican before you changed your party less than 3 months ago? True. Are you not a fundamentalist minister and did you not say you were prolife? True. Did you not harrass a gay co-worker and get fired from your security guard job? True. Stop making excuses and take responsibility for your own actions. You are a cry baby.

  • cara

    Mr. Nunn, you can’t complain about the so-called hits about you because they are true. Were you a lifelong Republican before you changed your party less than 3 months ago? True. Are you not a fundamentalist minister and did you not say you were prolife? True. Did you not harrass a gay co-worker and get fired from your security guard job? True. Stop making excuses and take responsibility for your own actions. You are a cry baby.

  • Stephanie

    Attacking your family? I agree that Mr. Nunn needs to take responsibility for his own mistakes, not blame them on his “family”. He is the one who violated the campaign laws with regards to contributions. This is a Chief Financial Officer of a company? What an embarrassment.

  • Belinda

    I wasn’t voting for Federal Glover before but I am now. I don’t trust Erik Nunn to tell the truth and in my book, that is what matters. Thanks for bringing this mailer to light!

  • Steve Marston

    Wow. What a bunch of mean people. Cara, you’re wrong. The co-worker wasn’t gay. Besides Nunn was hired back a few months later and that co-worker was let go for lying. The question is how did Glover, a sitting County Supervisor get a hold of a sealed file on two former county employees and then release it to the public during his 2004 reelection campaign?

  • Steve Marston

    Wow. What a bunch of mean people. Cara, you’re wrong. The co-worker wasn’t gay. Besides Nunn was hired back a few months later and that co-worker was let go for lying. The question is how did Glover, a sitting County Supervisor get a hold of a sealed file on two former county employees and then release it to the public during his 2004 reelection campaign?

  • Steve Marston

    Oh, and by the way, that co-worker was let go for lying about the incident Nunn was temporarily fired for.

  • Steve Marston

    Oh, and by the way, that co-worker was let go for lying about the incident Nunn was temporarily fired for.

  • Cara

    Steve-o, thanks for the info. Very informative.

  • Cara

    Steve-o, thanks for the info. Very informative.

  • Irishlass

    Nunn is upset about lies and yet his whole campaign is full of lies! He claims to bring Highway 4 fundaing because he spent 2 MONTHS on Tranplan – The effort was a huge dedicated team that woroked for years. He was no-where during the Measure J extension for the sales tax for funds nor the fight for the bonds that finshed the funding.

    He uses alse logic to imply his momentary comment at a community group changed the supervisors minds on the Antioch prison. That completely denies the city, school board, and community response.

    He uses a badge regularly on his fliers angering the police who know his true role there.

    He implies that a security guard at a hospital is some sort of expert on breat cancer and because it has touched his personal life we should sympathize. How insulting to the people who walk the Relay for Life and constantly work for this issue.

    Eric Nunn has done nothing throughout the region to establish credibilty and work on issues. He has however TAKEN CREDIT FOR EVERYONE ELSE’S EFFORTS.

  • Irishlass

    Nunn is upset about lies and yet his whole campaign is full of lies! He claims to bring Highway 4 fundaing because he spent 2 MONTHS on Tranplan – The effort was a huge dedicated team that woroked for years. He was no-where during the Measure J extension for the sales tax for funds nor the fight for the bonds that finshed the funding.

    He uses alse logic to imply his momentary comment at a community group changed the supervisors minds on the Antioch prison. That completely denies the city, school board, and community response.

    He uses a badge regularly on his fliers angering the police who know his true role there.

    He implies that a security guard at a hospital is some sort of expert on breat cancer and because it has touched his personal life we should sympathize. How insulting to the people who walk the Relay for Life and constantly work for this issue.

    Eric Nunn has done nothing throughout the region to establish credibilty and work on issues. He has however TAKEN CREDIT FOR EVERYONE ELSE’S EFFORTS.

  • Irishlass

    Belinda – there are more candidates than Glover and Nunn. View the others and I think you will pleasantly surprised that there is a great candidate versus someone that has been ineffectual or someone hwo is a lying whiner

  • Irishlass

    Belinda – there are more candidates than Glover and Nunn. View the others and I think you will pleasantly surprised that there is a great candidate versus someone that has been ineffectual or someone hwo is a lying whiner

  • http://www.gspaving.com Jerry R.Stanley

    How do you mean ugly people feel now about yourselves? For all the negative things you’ve said about a Man who has done nothing but help people and done good in all aspects. YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES! He didn’t need your vote anyways. He’s the winner no matter how you look at it. Your probably the ones who voted for Bush and look where we all are now. Hopefully your all looking back at all these blogs to re-read the things you wrote about this Godly Man. Hope you all get a good night sleep. God bless the Nunn Family

  • http://www.gspaving.com Jerry R.Stanley

    How do you mean ugly people feel now about yourselves? For all the negative things you’ve said about a Man who has done nothing but help people and done good in all aspects. YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES! He didn’t need your vote anyways. He’s the winner no matter how you look at it. Your probably the ones who voted for Bush and look where we all are now. Hopefully your all looking back at all these blogs to re-read the things you wrote about this Godly Man. Hope you all get a good night sleep. God bless the Nunn Family