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PAC Continues Endorsing Candidates

Sonora, CA – After some discussion, the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce’s Independent Political Action Committee will continue to endorse candidates in future elections.

Chamber President and CEO George Segarini says the matter was discussed at a recent Board of Directors meeting.

“The PAC has been very successful in supporting business candidates and getting them elected to office,” says Segarini. “I’m not sure that it’s entirely due to our endorsement of these folks, but the record of the PAC has been very good.”

Segarini notes that the overall Chamber Board has no say regarding the endorsements, and it’s left entirely to the Chamber’s independent committee.

Each candidate that the Chamber’s PAC has endorsed over the past two election cycles has gone on to win, with one exception. The PAC endorsed Randy Selesia over Liz Bass in the District One Tuolumne County Supervisor race, and Bass was the eventual winner.

Whether the Chamber should continue to endorse candidates was the focus of a recent mymotherlode.com opinion poll:

Poll online from 06/04/2010 – 06/08/2010

Should the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee endorse candidates?

No

373 Votes ( 77,87 %)

Yes

104 Votes ( 21,71 %)

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.