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Office Politics

“Office Politics,” Monterey Coast Weekly – Sept. 15. 2022

Why would people who are competent and busy want to run for office? Disclosure requirements are invasive and the electoral process is toxic (“Healthy competition is good for democracy; there are 102 uncontested elections in Monterey County this November,” posted Sept. 7).

The best and brightest don’t go into politics (with a few exceptions). A primary skill of politicians is raising money for the next election. They lie, cajole, compliment and sell their soul for campaign funding. Corruption is baked into the need for cash.

Scott Cunningham | Carmel Valley