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County Board of Supervisors Candidate: Michael Stogner

Patch editors asked candidates running for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors open seat questions to help residents choose. Part 5 of a 6-part series.

County Board of Supervisors Candidate: Michael Stogner

1) What would you prioritize if you got voted in? 

Obviously the most important one is the budget and also the unfunded pension, not that one supervisor could make anything like that happen.  The very first thing I'd do is make a motion to rescind the Lifetime Achievement award that the board of supervisors gave to  Dr. William Ayers. The man allegedly molested hundreds of boys in San Mateo County.

2) Who are your primary supporters?

I'm not endorsed by any organizations, just citizens. For example, Libertarian Jack Hickey of the Sequoia Hospital District and Peter Carpenter of Atherton support me.  I'm a Democrat. Not one of the 110 unions has bothered to send me a questionnaire. 

3) What issue do you feel most strongly about and what's  your position?

Pension reform.  There's a matter called pension spiking done for members of law enforcement and firefighters, but not for school teachers and janitors.  And now that the Board has borrowed against the general fund for multiple years,  the shortfall in the budget is $1 billion, with a b for boy.  When mandates like these increases in pension obligation are unfunded, that means that they don't have the money for it. This is a fiscal crisis that has to be addressed otherwise San Mateo County will plan go broke.

4) What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?

I'm the only candidate asking for a performance audit on the D.A.'s office and the sheriff's office.  And I'm the only candidate asking for Sherriff Greg Munks to resign. 

You can see Mr. Stogner  he provided to Patch.

For more information about Mr. Stogner, you can peruse  his website.

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