Bob Elliott has been dishonest by criticizing Rhodesia Ransom for her labor organization endorsements, when he himself went after the same endorsements in the race for the county’s 5th Supervisor District.
Mr. Elliott applied and was interviewed for the endorsements and assistance from at least six unions, including: the San Joaquin County Central Labor Council; SEIU, Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Sheriff Deputy Sergeant Association, Correctional Officers Association and Probation Officers Association.
He even attended the mandatory eight-hour labor education course that is required of all candidates as part of the endorsement process for the Central Labor Council.
The law enforcement groups who endorsed Mrs. Ransom saw that she has a stronger track record of community services, is committed to public safety and that she was more forthcoming in her interview. That’s why we endorsed her.
It is unfortunate that Mr. Elliott is now trying to demonize the very organizations that he sought support from in an effort to win an election.