Many of you remember that I ran for State House district 81 against Jill Chambers. Jill fights dirty every year to keep her seat, and didn’t much appreciate it in 2008 when I fought back, instead relishing her previous few elections where she ceded her opponents the high ground from the start.
Needless to say, I have respect for Jill (she does what it takes to win) but little sympathy. Today I got the first mail piece of the 2010 campaign and learned that:
- Jill’s family business has collapsed
- It caused multiple lawsuits and tax disputes
- She separated from her husband
- Jill did not pay her taxes on time
- (Although after she paid them late she got a small refund)
- She is upbeat and excited about new opportunities coming her way
Wow, I guess the new candidate running against her this year learned some lessons from me about how to lay it all out there in the mailbox. What you may be surprised to learn is that Jill Chambers authorized her own campaign to tell the voters all about this stuff, presumably to “head off” anyone else telling you this stuff. After all it’s so easy to “distort” a lien for not paying your taxes, duh. I presume next month Jill will be challenging her opponents to produce the “long form” tax lien, but I digress.
Yikes. Couldn’t have happened to a more truthful politician.