Opinion: San Manuel candidate not like the average citizen

"I have stood by long enough while my husband is misrepresented by James Ramos and his gambling special interests. Enough is enough.

How can James Ramos, as a tribal chairman of a sovereign nation who receives over $200,000 a month as a tribal member through gambling profits, represent the interests of the average citizen of San Bernardino County?

Mr. Ramos doesn't have to pay state taxes on his San Manuel tribal income. He doesn't have to pay property taxes on his mansion.

How can he speak for us when he doesn't have to follow the same laws or pay the same taxes that we do?"

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