Messina Used Last Minute Cash Used to Finance Campaign Mailers

An influx of money helped former mayor in losing effort.

In the waning days of the school trustee , who was running to unseat Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert, received $8,000 to help finance his last two direct mail pieces. One of the mailers touted while the .

The majority of the money, $6,000, came from sources outside the Second District.  Of the money from outside the district, $2,000 came from outside Solano County, though one of the sources of the money has extensive interests in Solano County.

Messina received $1,000 from Green Tree Properties, LLC of Napa, which, according to the website corporationwiki, is a land development firm.  Jim Syar, the president of Syar Industries is also the head of Green Tree.    gave $1,000 to Messina’s opponent in the race, incumbent last year. Syar did not return calls from Benicia Patch regarding the contribution from Green Tree. 

The other contribution from outside Solano County, $1,000, came from the Building industry Association of the Bay Area headquartered in Walnut Creek.  The BIA Bay Area did not return calls regarding their donation to Messina's campaign. 

Donations From Seifert Colleague

Also coming to Messina’s aid was the campaign of Third District Supervisor Jim Spering who lives in Susuin City.  Spering’s seat on the Solano County Board of Supervisors will be contested in 2014.

Messina also received $2,000 from Herman G. Rowland, Chairman of the Board of Jelly Belly.  Rowland ad previously given Messina’s campaign a $2,500 check.  Jelly Belly is located inside the Second District.

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Robert Livesay July 19, 2012 at 02:17 PM
JB just what are you trying to say.
Joe Feltcher July 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Yeah. So what?
Robert Livesay July 19, 2012 at 05:16 PM
JB is this a hit piece on Messina or just info that no one cares about. It is all about nothing. Sonething Will Gregory would have done. Now -please explain.
Bubba July 19, 2012 at 07:23 PM
yeah so
Insider July 20, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I agree, with Robert, even though I do not care for Messina, this is just another smear campaign, let it go, move on.


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