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Panetta endorsement reeks of ‘good old boy’ network

Panetta endorsement reeks of ‘good old boy’ network

One need look no further than Ocean Champions’ endorsement of Jimmy Panetta to see the “good old boy” network in action. Although claiming to promote a “bipartisan approach” to ocean conservation, Casey Lucius was neither contacted nor interviewed; however, anyone passingly familiar with her positions and record knows of her advocacy for ocean conservation and marine life. From spearheading a plastic bag ban in her community, to working with local advocates to protect harbor seals during the pupping season, to promoting local regulations to protect the bay from stormwater run-off, she has repeatedly demonstrated a passionate commitment to the environment. Even her vegetarianism is motivated in part by factory farming’s role as a key driver of destructive algae blooms, ocean acidification and “deadzones.” It’s hard to believe these facts were considered, but the district’s voters should be able to tell the difference between a record of doing and one of talking.


— Kalman Weinfeld, Aptos


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