Dowling Collecting Support of Hayward’s Finest

USE THE EASY TO FILL OUT ‘ENDORSE KEVIN DOWLING MAD-LIB’ FORM 

SUPERVISOR, DIST. 2Hayward City Councilman Kevin Dowling, in a bid for a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, has been racking up an impressive list of endorsements from city leaders, especially those who protect it.

Dowling followed up an endorsement from the city’s Police Officers Association Feb. 25 with a nod from its firefighters, but maybe he makes it easy to grant an endorsement. Here’s why: a quick look at both press releases touting Dowling’s endorsement by police and fire bear quite a stark resemblance, almost like a political version of MadLibs. Last month, Dowling’s campaign sent this release:

(Hayward, CA)–The Kevin Dowling for Alameda County Supervisor campaign announced today that is has received the endorsement of the Hayward Police Officers Association.

“Kevin has been a leader on public safety in Hayward,” said Hayward Police Officers Association President Mike Sorenson. “Alameda County residents can count on Kevin to help keep our communities safe.”

“I am honored by this endorsement,” said Kevin Dowling, Hayward City Councilmember and candidate for Alameda County Supervisor District 2. “I’ve been working with the Hayward Police for 11 years as a member of the Hayward City Council, and they know my commitment to making our neighborhoods safer.”

The election for Alameda County Supervisor will be held on June 8, 2010. If one candidate doesn’t receive over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters will head to a run-off in November.

Then, here’s yesterday’s press release for the firefighters endorsement:

(Hayward, CA)—The Kevin Dowling for Alameda County Supervisor campaign announced today that is has received the endorsement of the Hayward Firefighters, Local 1909.

“Kevin Dowling has a proven track record of supporting public safety,” said Hayward Firefighters, Local 1909 President Jason Livermore. “We know that the safety of the citizens of Alameda County will be one of his top priorities.”

“I am honored by this endorsement,” said Kevin Dowling, Hayward City Councilmember and candidate for Alameda County Supervisor District 2. “I’ve been working with the Hayward Firefighters for 11 years as a member of the Hayward City Council. They know that I will be committed to making our neighborhoods safer throughout Alameda County.”

The election for Alameda County Supervisor will be held on June 8, 2010. If one candidate doesn’t receive over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters will head to a run-off in November.

Yesterday’s press release is nearly identical to the one Feb. 25. Change the name of the organzination, its president and you too can endorse Dowling. Try it!

(Hayward, CA)—The Kevin Dowling for Alameda County Supervisor campaign announced today that is has received the endorsement of the Hayward Boy Scouts.

“Kevin Dowling has a proven track record of supporting the Scouts and helping the elderly across the street,” said Scout Leader Bill Johnson. “We know that the rope-knotting needs of the citizens of Alameda County will be one of his top priorities.”

“I am honored by this endorsement,” said Kevin Dowling, Hayward City Councilmember and candidate for Alameda County Supervisor District 2. “I’ve been working with the Boy Scouts for 11 years as a member of the Hayward City Council. They know that I will be committed to making our neighborhoods safer throughout Alameda County.”

The election for Alameda County Supervisor will be held on June 8, 2010. If one candidate doesn’t receive over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters will head to a run-off in November.

-STEVEN TAVARES 

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