False endorsement

Recently, like all residents, I have received an abundance of political mailers. However, I am writing about two specific mailers to date from Margaret Quinones; there may be more sent out.

One mailer implies my endorsement by naming me in alphabetical order under the phrase “The Entire SMC Board of Trustees Agree” to her reelection. The other mailer specifically uses the word “endorsement” by “The Entire SMC Board of Trustees.” I can only speak for myself. Margaret Quinones’ campaign either intentionally or inadvertently has misled the voters. I have not endorsed nor do I intend to endorse Margaret Quinones for reelection to the College Board.

One’s name can be a powerful tool in an election and should not be used without specific permission. I want to set the record straight because it is important to me that the voters in Santa Monica and Malibu have complete and accurate information regarding the candidates.

Annette Shamey

Trustee, Santa Monica College

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