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Kellar's above reproach

Posted: March 28, 2008 3:14 p.m.
Updated: May 28, 2008 5:03 a.m.
 
The Signal's recent reporting of Mayor Bob Kellar's omissions on state disclosure forms is unnecessarily slanted to suggest these omissions are nefarious, versus mistakes or oversights.

The mere suggestion that a public official would be jailed for an omission on a disclosure form, without evidence that omission is intended to hide corruption of some kind, is preposterous. After all, that's why they have amendment forms.

I have known Bob Kellar for years. He has been an unheralded champion of the people for most of his adult life, first as a police officer for the city of Los Angeles, and for the last eight years for the residents of the city of Santa Clarita and entire Santa Clarita Valley.

He has stood stoically against the likes of Cemex Corp. and others who would jeopardize the quality of living for Santa Clarita Valley residents.

He has unselfishly helped numerous local charities (including one I've been involved with for more than 10 years) raise needed funds by volunteering his time, expertise and home, often at personal expense
to himself. These charities have helped children, battered women, the elderly and the homeless.

The character of Bob Kellar is above reproach. It is my hope that the vitriolic, divisive and "gotcha" politics that have infected the national scene do not come to roost in our local politics.

Newspaper articles can often be compared to a bullet fired from a gun. Once fired, the bullet may miss the intended target and strike a bystander.

If The Signal articles taint Bob Kellar's re-election, both he and the residents of this valley will have been victimized.

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