Dear Turlock City News:
A few days ago I learned that the Campaign Manager for Jim Patterson for Congress killed a motorcyclist in a vehicle accident while working for the campaign. The accident occurred about a month ago on Highway 41 in Fresno.
Since that time, Mr. Patterson has not offered any comment, let alone any public expression of condolence for the accident. In fact, while I didn’t know it at the time, the same Campaign Manager Benjamin Bergquam only days later at a Fresno Debate in mid May, was hurling obscenities at the other candidates. This is where I found the story.
While the incident was certainly an accident, the fact that it’s been concealed this long is very troubling. The fact that Mr. Patterson hasn’t expressed any concern seems to indicate he will put politics above all.