Churchill and roads
EDITOR: I agree with The Press Democrat and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed that Ken Churchill would provide the leadership that the North County needs as 4th District supervisor (“Supporting Churchill for supervisor,” PD editorial, Saturday). I have come to know Churchill through his avid support of Save Our Sonoma Roads since its inception. If elected he would bring a major commitment to the Board of Supervisors to fix our roads and to rein in non-essential county spending.
Churchill is independent of the special interests that for decades have backed public officials who helped create the financial mess that has resulted in the decaying public infrastructure in Sonoma County. Churchill wants to create a fiscally responsible government that delivers the services everyone depends upon for our quality of life. His business and financial experience in running a solar company and an environmental consulting firm is an asset.
For those who daily experience the failure of more than 65 percent of our rural roads, Ken Churchill is the ray of sunshine in this election.
CRAIG S. HARRISON
Voting for Fudge
EDITOR: Thank you for your Saturday editorial wherein you support Ken Churchill for Sonoma County supervisor. Your editorial has convinced me that Deb Fudge is my candidate. I want a candidate who is independent and will fight for the workingman as is pointed out in the editorial. In other words, a good old-fashion Democrat.
I like the fact that Fudge is an advocate for the SMART train, is an environmental planner and has served in local government since 1996. She's earned our vote, and it is time we made Deb Fudge the 4th District supervisor.
Wood's the one
EDITOR: As the current assemblyman in the 2nd District, I feel I must respond to your choice in this race. While there's no question John Lowry has done exemplary work in the field of housing, Jim Wood's years on the Healdsburg City Council, twice serving as mayor, give him a much greater foundation on which to move into the seat I've held for the past six years.