We are aware that a Political Action Committee has just been formed using the name "Citizens For A Better Oro Valley."
We all know that PACs have an agenda they wish to promote, and although that is the way it is in politics, we need to caution all Oro Valley voters what the agenda is for this group.
They will attempt to raise as much money as possible in order to get their candidates elected. Their PAC does not state which candidates they want elected, but I can tell you, it is NOT Mike Zinkin and Matt Rabb.
Why should we worry?
There are two reasons.
1) We know many of the "players" behind this PAC, who are part of the business community, including Mike Quinn owner of 911 Collision as chairman & his wife Bonnie Quinn, owner of Down Home Delights as treasurer.
2) We know their intention is to raise and spend as much cash as necessary to "buy" the election.
We hope we can reach enough of our fellow citizens that feel as we do.
Why should we vote for Mike Zinkin & ONLY Matt Rabb?
Mike & Matt are running independently with NO support, financial or otherwise from Special Interest Groups that support the other candidates. Those with "deep pockets."
Mike & Matt will NOT support an Oro Valley Property Tax. They both believe that our expenditures MUST not exceed our revenue.
Mike & Matt will not raid our contingency fund ("rainy day money") designed to be used ONLY for emergencies. They both agree balancing a budget is done by curtailing your expenditures, not by using contingency funds.
Mike & Matt understand that Oro Valley is not a philanthropic organization, and giving hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars to outside agencies is not the prudent thing to do, especially during these difficult economic times. Neither believe in ANY "earmarks" without a positive return.
Mike & Matt know our council MUST show fiscal responsibility. We believe they are the ONLY two candidates that understand that simple premise.
PLEASE---- Consider these (and all the issues)---and if you agree, vote Mike Zinkin for Mayor & Matt Rabb for Council.
Don't let the big money "buy the election."