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One thing that is important to remember about United Way is that each one os locally run and operated. So Mesa United Way has different by laws and is run in a completely different way than any other United Way. Mesa United Way's president and other workers dont make millions. I beleive that the current president makes somewhere around 70K. Also, Mesa United Way has set up a system where the corporate gift that companies give cover 100% of the administrative fees. That means that every penny that a regular person gives to Mesa United Way is given to local charities that benefit our community. Community volunteers allocate where the donations go so if you have a problem with where the money is going maybe you should consider being on the volunteer committee that determines what charities get money and how much they get. I realize that other United Ways have problems, but Mesa United Way does a really good job with the resources that it has. 10 months ago
I don't know how peopl can honestly think that Olivia Cortez wasnt a sham candidate. If she really wanted to run, why did she constantyl avoid all contact with the media for the first 2 months of the campaign. Why were Pearce's nieces helping Cortez collect signatures. Why did Cortez not know who paid for her signs. The reason she decided to run is simple. She was a Pearce supporter, and Greg Western told her that a way she could support Pearce is by running and pulling votes away from Lewis. In the first court hearing, the Judge said that Greg Western wasn't credible and said that she wasnt a real candidate, but since she didnt understand everything going on, she could stay on the ballot. The next week, lawyers came up with more evidence showing her connection to the Pearce Camp. So a deal was made that she would step out of the race in exchange for the lawsuit to be dropped. It seems pretty clear from all the evidence that she was a sham. Oct 22, 2011
Lewis will make a great state senator. His knowledge and expereince in business and education are things the state senate needs. He has my vote on November 8th!Jul 27, 2011