There's more news this morning about one of the fabulous Chamber of Commerce-endorsed candidates for school board. First, we learn Cordenus Eddings isn't following campaign finance disclosure laws
. Then we find out why. Her campaign treasurer seems to have a little problem with obeying laws. He once held up a restaurant in California
and spent a couple of years in prison for armed robbery.
The chamber really knows how to pick 'em, doesn't it? Eddings is challenging Ed Kindall. Kindall tells Pith
he blew his chances for a chamber endorsement when he voted against the rezoning plan. Here's Kindall:
"That vote was why they endorsed my opponent. Let me give you my statement about the chamber. I think the chamber has a role in public education but they’ve gone too far. They want to determine who’s on the board. They want to determine who’s chair of the board. When they interviewed me, the last question they asked me was who do I think ought to be the chair. I’ve forgotten what my answer was but when I walked out I thought, 'What the heck does the chamber have to do with who the chairman of the board is?' They’ve gone way beyond their role as it relates to public education."
The chamber's endorsement of Eddings certainly raises some interesting questions. Do the chamber Pooh-Bahs really think Eddings would make a better school board member than Kindall? Or did they endorse Eddings only because they want to beat Kindall out of spite?