The Jan Marx-Kathy Smith-Patty Andreen connection
December 11, 2010
Local activist Kevin P. Rice, who has applied for the open San Luis Obispo City Council seat, is claiming a conflict-of-interest between two sitting council members and another candidate for the vacancy.
Rice obtained documents from the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office that indicates that Patty Andreen, also a candidate for the council vacancy, donated a combined $900 to the Marx mayoral and the Smith council campaigns in last month’s election.
Andreen, who lost the race for District III county supervisor to Jerry Lenthall in 2004, also hosted a “Meet Jan Marx” fundraiser on Oct. 3.
“Should a personal friend be appointed to the city council?” Rice asked in an email sent to council members.
Rice, Andreen, and Dan Carpenter are the three candidates for the open council seat, scheduled to be filled at the Dec. 21 council meeting.