By Robert Haugh
On Wednesday, Jed York contributed another $300,000 to elect four people to the City Council.
Adding to his contributions from last week, York’s total now is $1.4 million. Wow. Somebody doesn’t need a stimulus check.
York is trying to take control of the City Council by electing Anthony Becker (District 1), Harbir Bhatia (District 4), Suds Jain (District 5) and Kevin Park (District 6).
People in Santa Clara have reported seeing TV commercials that started last weekend for the four candidates.
Some of our neighbors got phone calls asking them if they supported Jain.
Recently, text messages started arriving on the phone of Mission City voters from people they don’t know using generic first names like “Oscar.”
In the four council races, only about 20,000 households have likely voters for this November election according to information from the political data firm PDI. That means York is currently spending approximately $70 per household.
We’re not sure how he can spend all that money on just TV, mail and text messages.
We hear a famous Santa Claran is trying to get York to mail copies of his book to Mission City voters. We’ll see if that’s a good move.