County firefighters who used a stationhouse as a drop-off center to distribute yard signs for 2nd District supervisorial candidate Janet Wolf during the recent primary are facing disciplinary suspension. Wolf campaign manager James Kyriaco acknowledged the mistake after the NewsPress broke the story, but said it was a one-time occurrence rather than an ongoing problem. Wolf came in second out of a field of four, trailing narrowly behind frontrunner Dan Secord, a former Santa Barbara City Councilmember and the only Republican in the race. Secord – whose primary campaign was conspicuously laid-back – is now taking a decidedly more aggressive tack. In a press release, Secord expressed surprise at Wolf’s “lack of knowledge and control,” adding, “Wolf’s passivity in dealing with her helpers is alarming; she needs to take responsibility for her campaign’s illegal actions.” Wolf shot back, “I’m not sure what part of ‘I take responsibility’ Dan is unable to understand.”
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Originally published 12:00 p.m., June 22, 2006
Updated 12:22 p.m., July 7, 2006
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