Support Public Campaign Funding

By The Rev. Vaughn F. Beckman, Letter to the Editor

I applaud Mayor Ron Gonzales' commitment to full public funding. To not have to lobby for funds allows a candidate to truly deal with the issues at hand, and we are provided with the greater opportunity for more quality people to run. As Councilwoman Nora Campos mentioned this week, the city's racial diversity must filter through any plan (Page 1B, April 20). I applaud her for that insight, and I think appreciating all diversity is definitely needed. I am convinced moving forward in this way will truly enhance democracy in our city and in all elections across the nation. Is there no greater cause? I certainly hope that all officials and candidates think so.

The Rev. Vaughn F. Beckman
San Jose

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