May 9, 2011
Right on the heels of her first political win, Brenda Lewis is doing damage control on what she describes as a mis-reported political contribution.
Lewis, the winner of last week's water board election, says the Weekly's reporting of a $1,000 campaign contribution from Citizens for Transparency in Government has caused "a high level of dissension and confusion."
The contribution, reported on the Form 460 submitted to the county Elections Department on March 19, was a clerical error, Lewis says; it should have been attributed to Seaside resident Alfred Glover rather than CTG. She says a revised form has been submitted to the county.
CTG is a non-partisan group that does not make political contributions. Glover, however, is a financial backer of CTG. While not formally supporting any candidates, CTG was influential in the defeat of former Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio and City Councilman Tom Mancini last November.
A revised Form 460 has been submitted to correct the error, Lewis says.