Yes, I made those donations. If you skip down to my name, and you’ve paid any attention to the Republican primary election for district attorney, you know what I’m talking about. If not, let me explain.

Arthur Donadio is a Republican candidate running for district attorney. Since his opponent has nothing of substance upon which to criticize him, his campaign has focused its attention on past political donations.

Arthur and I were married for 14 years and have been separated for over five years. As many couples do, we had mingled finances. Arthur ran his law firm, and I ran our household. I paid the bills, donated to charity, and made several political donations.

It may be difficult to believe in our current state of deep political polarization, but we had a mixed marriage: I’m a Democrat, he’s a Republican. I donated several times to Barack Obama, and possibly other candidates. I honestly don’t remember every donation I’ve made in two decades.

Since our separation, we have continued to support each other and raise our child together. In March 2019, I made a donation to ActBlue, a grass-roots platform for Democrat candidates and causes, using one of Arthur’s card numbers, which I had access to for child support needs. I considered the donation no different than ordering from Amazon or paying a bill, something I had done countless times before.

I do not regret any donation I made to Democrats, but I do regret getting Arthur caught up in a hailstorm of criticism he does not deserve. I encourage your readers to look past this red herring and consider the experience, qualifications, and ability to do the job in question.

Arthur Donadio is a man of integrity, he’s the best candidate for the job, and he’s got my vote.

Tricia Donadio, Southern Pines

Publisher’s Note: This is a letter to the editor, submitted by a reader, and reflects the opinion of the author. The Pilot welcomes letters from readers on its Opinion page, which serves as a public forum. The Pilot is not in the business of suppressing public opinion. We are a forum for community debate, and publish almost every letter we receive. For information on how to make a submission, visit this page: https://www.thepilot.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

Get 24-7 digital-only access and support award-winning community journalism. This gives you access to thepilot.com and its electronic replica edition.

Starting at
$5.35 for 30 days

Already a Print Subscriber? Get Digital Access Free.

As a print subscriber , you also receive unlimited digital access. You can do that here. For any problems, call our customer service number at 910-693-2487 or 693-2488.

Free access for current print subscribers

Home Delivery

Get all the news of Moore County delivered to your home each Wednesday and Sunday with home delivery. Your home delivery subscription also includes unlimited digital access to thepilot.com.

Starting at
$27.82 for 90 days