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Ferguson needed to take action

March 15, 2013

I am writing to share my concerns with the recent actions of Burbank school board candidate Steve Ferguson.

In mid-February it was reported by online social media that a member of Ferguson’s election campaign was caught on video stealing an opponent’s election signs. Ferguson ruefully admitted that this childish and illegal act was, in fact, tied to his campaign.

It is apparent Ferguson has not re-assigned the individual responsible for the theft. Rather, this person is actively engaged in campaign planning efforts. The obvious question here is this: Why wasn’t this individual fired?

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Surely someone who is seeking public office would want to distance themselves from the perpetrator, once they had knowledge that illegal acts were being committed on their behalf. This failure to do the right thing is even more egregious when one considers that the position he is seeking creates local policy and has influence over our children.

Steve Ferguson is not ready for a seat on the Burbank school board. We deserve, and can do, better.

Helen Martinez
Burbank

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