Payton argues for Section 8 reform in Antioch

Official write-in candidate for Mayor of Antioch, Allen Payton, proposed a moratorium Tuesday, on additional Section 8 housing units in Antioch and other changes to the housing program, until the city can get violent crime under control. “With increasing violent crime in Antioch – the highest of any big city in the state, we need to get that under control before we allow any more Section 8 units into town,” Payton said. “I believe it can be proven that there’s a direct correlation between crime and Section 8 housing.” Continue reading “Payton argues for Section 8 reform in Antioch”

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Mayoral candidate says Antioch near bankruptcy

Allen Payton, write-in candidate for Mayor of the City of Antioch, says Finance Director, Dawn Merchant, is not showing the full picture when she says city finances are in the clear. Payton insists that. “Antioch’s current budget, which shows a $4.7 million reserve at the end of two years, doesn’t take into account a variety of things: Continue reading “Mayoral candidate says Antioch near bankruptcy”

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Endorsements bolster campaigns — maybe

One supposes that campaign endorsements from muckymucks higher up the political food chain can help build credibility for one’s campaign. I’m not so sure, especially when it’s the same folks that created the existing mess. Sounds like a promise of more of the same, if you ask me. But I see that Lisa Vorderbrueggen and I had the same idea as she picked up the news from Joan Buchanan, Democrat Assembly 15 candidate, when her campaign announced she was endorsed by Stockton Mayor, Ed Chavez, a Republican. As Paul Harvey, Jr., is wont to hoot, “Now that’s News!” Now I get these same e-mails and was waiting for a journalistic epiphany of “man bites dog” newsworthiness. But, alas, I guess Ed Chavez was it. How disappointing. That said, here is a roundup of other campaign endorsement announcements from various campaigns around the County: Continue reading “Endorsements bolster campaigns — maybe”

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Allen Payton launches write-in campaign for Antioch Mayor

Citing increased crime, traffic, and the lack of jobs and a business friendly, can-do attitude in City Hall, Allen Payton announced he has launched a write-in campaign for Mayor of Antioch. His opponents include Don Freitas and Jim Davis. Call Payton at (925) 457-5324 or e-mail.

Here are links to Payton’s campaign statements: Campaign Announcement, Bio, Accomplishments, and Vision for Antioch.

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