Do you believe Sebastian Ridley-Thomas won the election because of his political ties?
Khin Khin Gyi Says:
SRT won the election not only because of his political ties which his father, MRT, pulled to bring in campaign funding from Big Oil, Monsanto, etc. who have been polluting our soil, water, air and crops. It's discouraging that the Democratic Party at the state and county level are involved in this unholy alliance!
Stephen Murray Says:
To trigger the instant run-off and win the primary and election the candidate had to receive 50% of the vote. SRT received 60%.
Did the influence of his campaign's political ties help to deliver that extra 10% or 1866 votes? If anything, the political ties helped unleash the money he needed to get that extra 10%.
The real question is:
Can SRT can leverage those political ties, make them his own, and use them to improve AD54 and bring forth legislation that can make all our lives better.
Michael Milligan Says:
It is unlikely that Sebastian Ridley-Thomas was elected for his experience (he has none), or for his merit, or his personality.
What is likely is that a majority of voters simply checked a name they recognized, from the career politician who financed his campaign.
Sadly, this probably means the apple will not fall far from the tree.
Rebecca Rona Says:
I do believe that Sebastian Ridley-Thomas's political ties were a significant factor in his election. But the wording of this poll question encourages readers to think in terms of there having been only one factor when undoubtedly there were multiple factors.
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