Lawson 'Hit' Piece Attacked by Fritzlan

Democratic candidate chides Solomon for "slimy" mailer.


Congressional candidate Larry Fritzlan has taken the unusual position of chiding another Democratic candidate -- -- for attacking a third candidate,

Fritzlan, in an email blast, says a glossy anti-Lawson "Congressional Jeopardy" mailer sent over the weekend to residents of the 2nd Congressional District is a "sliming" of Lawson, demeans the election process and "makes us all feel yucky."

Fritzlan, a Mill Valley psychologist, claims the mailer "epitomizes the reason half the population does not vote."

The mailer calls the San Rafael resident a "corporate profiteer" and a "carpetbagger from Silicon Valley and San Francisco" and askes her to account for failing to vote in some earlier elections.

"Really, Norman!" Fritzlan says in his email. "We want to respect our leaders. We want to trust them.

"But right now, 90 percent of us do not trust politicians, and your mailer is an example of why we don't trust politicans," Fritzlan says. "Sliming someone else makes us all feel yucky."

in the June 5 primary elections for the 2nd District Congressional seat that spans the North Coast of California from Marin County to the Oregon border.

Other key candidates the race include who is considered a frontrunner, and Marin County Supervisor and San Rafael resident .  Supporters of Huffman and Solomon have posted blogs on Patch, and Lawson supporters will be posting a blog this week.

Fritzlan, who is considered a long-shot in the 12-candidate race, has made his key issue about campaign funding. He said at a campaign financing from special interests.

He has pledged to not accept more than $100 from any one individual.

"As you know, one of my concerns is where did these advertising dollars come from?" Fritzlan said in his email. "And what did the candidate have to promise to get that money?"

Fritzlan also defends Lawson against Solomon's repeated attacks

"I would remind him that, in fact, nearly half the electorate fails to vote because so many folks distrust our elected leaders and find the elections irrelevant," he said.  "And I'd also reiterate that our focus needs to be on growing up and finding common sense solutions to our big problems, and that getting the corrupting influence of money out of politics would be a good place to start"

Fritzlan challenges Solomon to send out another mailer apologizing to Lawson.

"You demeaned this election, the candidates and the voters with your mailer," Fritzlan said. "I don't want to be a part of the same universe as you and this approach.

"I'm not specifically defending Stacy Lawson, but doesn't she represent what is great about America?" Fritzlan said. "She came from humble beginnings, went to college, got an MBA from Harvard, became a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, worked to create a bunch of jobs, earned some money in the process, then moved into academia and is currently a U.C. Berkeley professor helping students become entrepreneurs."

Lawson supporter Tony Crabb of Healdsburg said he remains steadfast in his backing of the San Rafael entrepreneur.

"She is not a career politician, but someone who knows how to get things done, and can provide balance with a growing economy and better environment," Crabb said.

"Stacey has thought more about the issues than any of the other candidates and has shown that she has the ability to move forward on these issues," Crabb said. "See her website, www.staceylawson.com for details."


Melissa Bradley May 22, 2012 at 09:46 PM
I voted for Jared Huffman via mail in ballot. But I agree to keep it clean. Stick to the points, and don't name call. Lawson might have a future in politics but in my opinion she isn't ready to jump in at this level. Also, I looked at her blog/ website and read a lot of it and was not impressed. Jobs? OK... check out Jared's website. As far as the voting record point, I think everyone gets a free pass on a few elections. I've missed a few, just by being busy with life, kids, work, did I say kids already? That is my 2 cents. Thanks. Peace.
Michael May 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM
sounds like Fritzlan is running Lawson's campaign? Strange piece. And does he really think that it is OK for a person to ask for other people to vote for her when she herself is too busy to vote on a regular basis? Notice Fritzlan never disputed the facts just complained about the person delivering them. And commenting that "nearly half the electorate fails to vote because so many folks distrust our elected leaders and find the elections irrelevant," is like a kid saying he jumped off a bridge because everyone else did. Quite a juvenile statement me thinks. I believe the the reason many people do not vote is that most of the politicians flat our lie during their campaigns. That is, the things they tend to promise while running are rarely if ever followed through on once elected. In my book that's lying. And while it is great that a person succeeds in life and in business that does not mean they are qualified to represent us. Voting... that is both a privilege and a responsibility in my book. Don't take time to vote and you should have nothing to say about the outcome. And please stop with the "I was too busy to vote excuse". It is just that, an excuse.
Lizzardking's Rise May 23, 2012 at 01:08 AM
well, I lecture on the street, man. They call me the professor of love. I've never voted, not once, man. But I served jury duty once. Maybe I should run for supervisor. My slogan would be,"I am the Lizzardking. I can do anything."
Lizzardking's Rise May 23, 2012 at 01:09 AM
roger that Marcia Brady.
Lizzardking's Rise May 23, 2012 at 01:10 AM
I wasn't too busy to vote, man. I was just too lazy.


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