October 26, 2018:

The politics in Pinole's campaigns tend to follow a certain pattern. This election is certainly no different. We have learned to expect personal attacks, the use/abuse of the Council Chambers, hit piece mailers and the cooperation of the East Bay Times.
There are six candidates. Three are supported by the "old guard". Those candidates are, Norma Martinez-Rubin, Tim Banuelos and Maureen Toms.
Three candidates comprise the "new guard", they are Rafael Menis, Vincent Salimi and Anthony Tave.
Banuelos, Martinez-Rubin and Toms have been running independent campaigns. But they now have joined forces to try and derail the Salimi/Tave campaign train. They have printed a mailer that will likely be in your mailbox very soon. This comes as no surprise. We've seen this show before.
The mailer offers nothing new.
It simply copies and pastes the East Bay Times biased Editorial and regurgitates the recall.
Enough already!
I am proud to present to you:
A message of unification, a message of hope and the reason why two dynamic, refreshing, positive, energetic, Intelligent and enthusiastic candidates, Vincent Salimi and Anthony Tave, will win.
Look for this flier/mailer on your doorstep or in your mailbox.
And please, share this message with all your friends and neighbors.
Ivette Ricco
P.O. Box 1
Pinole, Ca. 954564
FPPC ID# 1404981