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Don’t silence entrepeneurs

The City Council is currently studying an ordinance that will prohibit campaign contributions from contractors that do work for the city. It’s important to note, it doesn’t matter how much I donate, if I’m not the low bidder on a project I don’t get the work. As a voter, I would much rather support a candidate who will improve our infrastructure, update our streets and make our city a better place to live. I will not support a candidate who will tell me how to run my business, who I must hire and when I have to pay them for not working.

The ordinance will only apply to contractors. Trade unions can donate at will. The ability to donate to a candidate allows anyone to participate in the process. Let’s not silence those entrepreneurs who create the jobs, so that we only hear from those who want to tell us how to do those jobs.

Jim Cameron, Cameron-Reilly LLC


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