CHULA VISTA, Calif., Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chula Vista City Attorney candidate Dan Smith is sounding the alarm after his opponent Simon Silva tragically passed away last month, but remains in office ballots in the upcoming election. According to Smith, Silva’s untimely death created a unique situation with major repercussions should he win the race.
“Unfortunately, the Democratic Party is not properly informing voters of my opponent’s death and is actively promoting his candidacy as if he were alive. With ballots due to run out in just a few days, voters need to know that should I be defeated in November, among other things, taxpayers will be on the hook for a $2 million special election. This is money that could be better spent on police funding, homelessness and even filling in potholes,” Smith said.
Smith also noted that his defeat will disenfranchise countless Chula Vista voters, particularly those unaware of recent events who are voting for Silva.
He added: “I am really saddened by Mr Silva’s death – he was a good man and a great lawyer. However, the choice for Chula Vista voters is now clear. If elected, I will work tirelessly to represent all residents of the city in a bipartisan manner while honoring my opponent’s legacy.”
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Dan Smith for Chula Vista City Attorney 2022
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