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AD15: Wilson touts independence

Abram Wilson flier

Abram Wilson flier

GOP Assembly District 15 candidate Abram Wilson, also the mayor of San Ramon, is leaving campaign fliers around the district that may leave some voters confused.

“Independent. Nonpartisan. Effective.” So reads Wilson’s mantra.

Nowhere does he mention in the flier that he is a Republican.

Democrats, who back incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan’s re-election bid, call it an intentional strategy in a competitive district to mislead voters about Wilson’s position on the political spectrum.

For his part, Wilson has often proclaimed his disinterest in partisan bickering, an exercise he describes as a colossal waste of time that has contributed to California’s political dysfunction.

Wilson vows to work across party lines and find solutions.

Not to sound pessimistic but that whole “working across party lines” thing is not exactly popular in Sacramento.

Legislators who work with members of the other party are ostracized. They may find their offices moved to the basement. Their own party’s leaders may lead a recall effort back home or move to block their candidacies’ in other races.

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Lisa Vorderbrueggen