Republican Lies
vs.
Catherine Blakespear Facts

REPUBLICAN LIE:

Catherine supports raising the gas tax.

BLAKESPEAR FACT:

Catherine has never voted to raise the gas tax, and she is on record opposing any increase in taxes on families making less than $400,000 per year. Throughout her eight years in elected office, Catherine has never voted to raise her constituents’ sales tax, property tax, income tax, hotel tax, or gas tax.

REPUBLICAN LIE:

Crime is up in Encinitas under Catherine's watch.

BLAKESPEAR FACT:

FBI crime statistics confirm that crime is lower today in Encinitas than when Catherine was first sworn in as mayor in 2016.

According to Safewise.com, Encinitas is the 28th safest city in California, and #1 safest coastal city in San Diego County.

REPUBLICAN LIE:

Catherine wants to tax you for every mile you drive.

BLAKESPEAR FACT:

Catherine does not support the road-user charge. In fact, Catherine co-wrote an op-ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune opposing the road-user charge. Catherine even led the effort to remove the road-user charge from the county's Regional Transportation Plan.

REPUBLICAN LIE:

Catherine Blakespear wants to take seniors off Medicare.

BLAKESPEAR FACT:

Catherine does NOT want to take seniors off Medicare. In fact, she supports expanding and improving Medicare and Medicaid.

Catherine’s Republican opponent supports taxing Medicare and Social Security benefits for seniors who make more than $150,000 annually, which Catherine is AGAINST.

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