Mr. Ruskin's Republican Party opponent on the ballot was Steve Poizner. Mr. Ruskin responded in a survey that not only was he in support of a moratorium, but that he was opposed to the death penalty. Mr. Poizner responded that he supported the death penalty. As is known, Mr. Ruskin won the election, and served admirably during his terms. Moreover, his election verified that individuals who oppose the death penalty can run successfully for public office.
It is hoped that Mr. Ruskin's recovery will be fast and without complications. His personal and family interests are of primary concern, of course. Nevertheless, I hope he will recover and seek public office again. The public sector will always need individuals of such compassion and competence.
Henry Organ, Euclid Avenue, Menlo Park
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