Ballots are starting to arrive for Pleasanton’s special City Council election. I’ve read each candidate’s statements in the sample ballot. I have also looked at each candidate’s list of donors. I am concerned with the long list of developers financing Narum’s campaign. Her donors also consist of people who have a stake in the decisions she has made on the task forces she touts as qualifications for city council. She makes decisions that favor these donors as a member of these special task forces, takes their money for her campaign, and if elected will be in position to make decisions in their favor again. I am so tired of electing politicians whose greatest concern is the special interests of those who financed their campaigns. I just want someone whose first priority will be the average residents who elect them to the council. David Miller did not work his way up through the political hierarchy – an advantage in my opinion. His donors are average Pleasanton residents, not a “who’s who” list of special interests. Those are the type of people he will represent as a city council member. His experience in the private sector as an engineering executive will serve him well in the position of city council. He has also been involved as a community watchdog in Pleasanton’s pension liability situation. As a concerned parent with three children in Pleasanton’s school system he has a stake in the future in our town. I trust him to keep his promise to fight the urbanization of Pleasanton and to be the voice of average Pleasanton residents, homeowners, and taxpayers. That is why I will vote for David Miller and encourage others who want their voices heard to vote for him as well.