- Anthony Beckett, Pleasanton Resident - Published in The Independent 10/26/22
Why? Well, primarily because she’s not Eric Swalwell. Eric wants to be reelected, because he feels the only thing keeping inflation costs down are the Democrats, who simultaneously fund a proxy war on the other side of the world. News flash: the Democrats, in two years, have turned our economy into shambles, our immigration system into a joke and our foreign policy into a danger zone. Eric has been laser-focused on his own career. He actually had the temerity to run for President of the United States, garnering less than 1% support and dropping out. Meanwhile, he touts his big accomplishments: a footbridge in San Ramon and some funding for a park in Livermore. Alison Hayden is a candidate who will represent our district in Washington, not her own little castle in the sand. We must give her a try. What do we have to lose? Nothing. What do we have to gain? A bit of honor.