It is with disappointment that I learned that State Senator Cheryl Kagan, an elected State official, and party partisan has interjected herself into the nonpartisan Rockville City Council election. In her newsletter, Ms. Kagan has made numerous false accusations, resorted to name-calling, and distorted facts about me and my independent nonpartisan campaign.
Voters should ask themselves why is Senator Kagan interfering in City governance and attacking me just two weeks before ballots are due.
Let me respond to her false accusations and set the record straight:
I am a City Council candidate running as an independent, not on either slate, to serve the people of Rockville. I am certainly not endorsed by any political party. Citizens concerned about an issue must feel they have recourse and a voice on the City Council and not feel shut out by Council members who place allegiance to their slate over service to local residents. I am an independent candidate and I believe diversity of thought is necessary to tackle problems facing Rockville today. Diversity is an essential ingredient in finding workable solutions.
Senator. Kagan’s false statements about my views on immigration are laughable since I am an immigrant myself. As a naturalized citizen, I respect and support all who come to our country and undertake the arduous task of becoming a US citizen. I am opposed to sanctuary policies because they endanger hard-working citizens and immigrants by unduly protecting those who prey upon them.
My supporters are Democrat, Republican and Unaffiliated voters with whom I have worked over the years on many Rockville community projects and boards. Some are friends from the League of Women Voters, where I was the treasurer.