There is an election being held right now for one of the five county supervisor seats — mail in only. It closes May 3, and none too soon. We need a change in the decades-old power structure of county politics and the big money that funds campaigns.
Of the four major candidates, only Terry Nagel is free of union ties and union funding. That is a critical difference in a time when our leaders must disengage from the old power structure, to be free to make real change. One look at our gridlocked state government shows how critical it is to break that strangle hold. And there is the Grand Jury report, the Stanford report and the Little Hoover Commission report, as if we still need proof that the unsustainable public pensions are drowning out legitimate public services.
Only one candidate has committed to real change on pensions — and to not increase taxes or burn county reserve funds, either of which is only a stop gap to the mounting debt. Forget the glossy mailers from the big money candidates. Only Terry Nagel will "speak truth to power." I support Terry for supervisor.
Henry Riggs, Callie Lane, Menlo Park
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