From: Edwin Mendoza []
Sent: March 29, 2004
Subject: File No. S7-19-03

I'm in favor of any rules that make the voting process for Board candidates more transparent and open to competition. The current system has brought about a complete lack of ethics and even the elementary understanding of ethics with far more companies than just those in the news headlines. Please do not give in to lobbyists that would oppose such rule changes, even their suggestions of creative changes. Too often, the public is given a minority consideration when the final rules are written and put in effect.

Edwin Mendoza
A shareholder of many public companies and a supporter of return to ethics reform