Come on Dublin, you are better than that

Come On Dublin, You Are Better Than That

Dublin has rightfully earned a reputation as one the best places to live and raise a family not only in California, but in the country. I’m proud to be a part of building that legacy. But election season is upon us and political deceit and campaign tricks used to be stories we heard about in other towns or on the news –definitely not here in Dublin.

Yet, strange things have been happening around here and it’s a tad bit too early for Halloween shenanigans.

More of my lawn signs have gone missing than ever before. And a local Political Action Committee (PAC) is placing derogatory and negative signs, mostly in illegal locations.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but as a community, we must reject negative smear campaigns. Hate only breeds hate.

I can assure you that I do not participate in, nor do I support, these kinds of hateful activities. Please join me in publicly denouncing these shady, desperate actions taken by other candidates and campaigns.

If you see something that is wrong, or simply doesn’t seem right, then please contact the authorities. Unfortunately, these kinds of immoral activities are also spilling onto social media and in closed chatrooms. Please use caution when listening or engaging with these kinds of people, and above all, please don't believe everything you read from them on Facebook or Nextdoor. Misinformation and false narratives will have consequences and could send Dublin down a very troubling path.

That’s one of the reasons I took to the Dublin Patch yesterday to set the record straight with this Letter to the Editor.

If candidates aren’t truthful now, what kind of leaders will they be if elected? I hope I can count on your support for Mayor and we can put these troubling activities (and people) behind us.


David Haubert for Dublin Mayor