Valero & Its “Progress for Benicia” PAC Should Play Fair in Benicia’s Elections!
CHECK THE FINE PRINT
MISLEADING ADS IN 2022
In late October 2022, Valero’s local PAC sent thousands of unsuspecting Benicians large mailers that support its preferred candidates, Lionel Largaespada and Christina Strawbridge. These mailers featured big pictures of Mayor Steve Young and Vice-Mayor Tom Campbell.
The inclusion of these photos is misleading because they imply Mayor Young and Vice-Mayor Campbell endorsed Largaespada and Strawbridge, when they did not endorse either candidate. (They both endorsed opposing candidates Kari Birdseye and Terry Scott.)
How can I tell if it’s from Valero?
Our request is very simple.
We respectfully request that Valero:
dissolve their variously named PACs; or
at the very least, follow the same spending and ethical rules that every other Benician business and resident respect.
Until we have that promise, elections in Benicia will never be fair or clean. Read more . . .