Allied Waste, an out of state Wall Street landfill operator that operates Keller Canyon Landfill, has reported spending $103,000 on a campaign to oust Supervisor Federal Glover in the District 5 Supervisor race. Last week, voters received in their mailboxes two mailers from Allied Waste that both incorrectly highlighted that the Contra Costa County District Attorneys’ Association, representing the area’s criminal prosecutors, had supported Glover’s opponent for election to the Board of Supervisors.
“Criminal prosecutors are highly recommending Supervisor Federal Glover for re-election because of his proven record on gang violence prevention and support for prosecuting violent criminals,” said Deputy District Attorney Aron DeFerrari, President of the DA’s Association. “Our area’s criminal prosecutors are disappointed in Allied Waste’s misleading mailers to voters and we ask them to immediately rectify this issue,” DeFerrari added. “At first I thought Allied Waste made a mistake on one mailer, then in a matter of hours I saw it over and over again on different Allied Waste materials,” DeFerrari noted.
DeFerrari is requesting that a notice be sent out to all voters in District 5 setting the record straight and advertising the District Attorneys’ Association’s support for Glover. DeFerrari is also asking Allied Waste for damages for improperly using the official logo of the DA’s Association in their mailers as well as an apology.
“Our prosecutors are supporting Supervisor Federal Glover for his longtime support for arresting and prosecuting criminals and for his good work supporting victims of crime; why would a large Wall Street company like Allied Waste be spending over $100,000 to bankroll Supervisor Glover’s opponent’s campaign – that’s the question voters should be asking,” stated DeFerrari. DeFerrari added that Glover has been firm in requiring the landfill operator to follow environmental regulations that they have been ignoring for 20 years, which is likely the reason the company wants to defeat him.