While reading the comments from yesterday’s posts to see what was on people’s minds, I came across one comment that mentioned one of her opponents having funded his campaign with $150,000 of his own money. This got me thinking: is this true? And what does campaign funding say about each candidate?

Sherri Lightner’s contributions to her own campaign total less than 2 percent of what her campaign has raised and she has received nearly 90 percent of her contributions from within the district.

Those are numbers her opponents cannot match.

It speaks volumes about Sherri’s support from within the community. She is not trying to buy the election, nor will she be beholden to any powerful special interests. Her campaign is truly by the people and for the people.

It’s hard to argue with the advice to “follow the money” in politics. 

I want my City Councilmember to represent neighborhoods. I want her to protect my quality of life and to even the playing field, ensuring that everyone gets an equal break and has to abide by the same rules. I want her to make me believe I have a voice in what happens to my neighborhood, my community, my city.

I want Sherri Lightner to be my City Councilmember.

—DARCY ASHLEY

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