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May 29, 2018
To the editor;
I support John Haschak for 3rd District Supervisor. He brings several superior qualities and experiences to his bid to serve as our representative.
He is experienced as a labor advocate on both the members and the management side of the table. That alone sets him above the other candidates. But there is more…
John is well-qualified to manage the budget that now exceeds $200 million annually. His elected position on the California Teachers Association requires him to prepare, present and pass a substantially larger budget each year and he has succeeded in doing so repeatedly.
He began his campaign long before the rest of the field, seeking and gaining support from a broad spectrum of our communities, not just special interests. That is proper planning and demonstrates a sincere effort and real action towards a goal. We need that type of representation on the Board of Supervisors.
John also understands the critical needs of public safety. He was the one who saw that the lack of a second access to Brooktrails could no longer be tolerated. He reached out to our interim Supervisor and got the ball rolling to put that project back on the front burner.
These are a few of the reasons we need John Haschak for 3rd District Supervisor. Each of them is sufficient to place him in office. Taken together, these qualifications are overwhelming.
Please join me in a resounding YES vote for John Haschak on Election Day.
3rd District Supervisor, 2004 – 2007