The Tribune diligently wrote that Lynn Compton’s attacking Caren Ray for voting to dismantle Proposition 13 is a distortion that can hardly be called a “half-truth.” Similarly, The Tribune has put Compton’s allegations of Ray’s votes for scores of “tax increases” in perspective, pointing out these were periodically adjusted fees, some downward.
As Compton is a seasoned businesswoman and law school graduate with advisers, those who ascribe her hammering on such half-truths to being “inexperienced in government” give her an undue benefit of the doubt.
Compton’s campaign is grounded in deliberately frightening sound bites that show a flagrant deficit in campaign integrity. Despite the distortions in what she says being exposed in this newspaper, she has not withdrawn them. She persists in her message because unfortunately, negative campaigning and frightening sound bites about your opponent often win elections. Ray has done nothing similar.
Oct. 26, Compton posted new campaign signs accusing Ray of forcing her to take down old, oversized campaign signs — another misrepresentation. County regulations, not Ray, have long prohibited oversized signs.
Whether or not you agree with her vague positions, would you want someone whose campaign is so lacking in integrity as Compton’s on our county Board of Supervisors?