There have been some complaints about robocalls (automatic phone calls that play a recorded message) that are recommending me to voters. These were done independent of any of my campaign planning, but I was notified as required by statute.
I’m not a fan of robocalls. I’m also not a fan of campaign signs. That’s why I didn’t buy either. Well, that and the fact that I put all my limited campaign funds into postcards, which I hope were more effective and less annoying.
I wish the robocalls would just go away…but they are effective, which is why even the bad guys who HAVE plenty of funding put so much money into them.
To quote Councilman Bob Littlefield on the subject of robocalls:
I also receive several robocalls a day and I don’t like them either. However, I consider them a small price to pay to allow candidates such as the ones I endorse to have a chance to remain competitive against the well-funded special-interest candidates who most certainly do NOT have the best interests of you and your fellow Scottsdale residents at heart.
The inconvenience of receiving that call will pale in comparison to what it will cost you and your fellow Scottsdale residents in lowered property values and higher property taxes if the incumbent Mayor and his allies are re-elected and allowed to continue destroying Scottsdale’s special character and high quality of life.
I sincerely hope you will look beyond your annoyance at this call and vote in the best interests of both you and your fellow Scottsdale residents, which would be a vote for John Washington for Mayor and Guy Phillips, Chris Schaffner and Joanne “Copper” Phillips (no relation to Guy) for City Council.
If you want to avoid political robocalls in the future just call Maricopa County Elections at 602-506-1511 and ask them to remove your phone number from the voter list. You are not required to list your phone number to be registered to vote.
I apologize for the inconvenience.
Councilman Bob Littlefield
For those of you who have complained to me, I appreciate your feedback. I’m grateful for the opportunity to converse with you. If you have some time (perhaps after Election Day), I’d be happy to get together with you and discuss campaigning, but also any issues that may be of concern to you, as well.