No supes endorsement
Because I finished first among Sonoma Valley candidates in the primary for 1st District Supervisor, supporters of both John Sawyer and Susan Gorin have been heavily lobbying me to endorse their candidates. I always said I would do whatever I thought was best for Sonoma Valley. I decided what is best is that I be in the position to be able to work with, and make available my expertise about Sonoma Valley to, whichever candidate wins. Therefore, I am making no endorsement.
My decision is also based on observing their campaigns and on their answers to extensive interviews I conducted with each regarding numerous Sonoma Valley issues, including: land use, economic development, water, agriculture, the unfinished Highway 12 redevelopment project, the Sonoma Developmental Center, bicycle and bus transportation, roads, health care, building a community pool, locating a medical marijuana dispensary, and accountability to taxpayers.
Gorin and Sawyer have different strengths and weaknesses. Both have significant learning curves.
I think it’s unfair to judge one more prepared to represent Sonoma Valley than the other. I told both I believe whoever does the better job of convincing Sonoma Valley residents we won’t lose representation will win the election.
Boyes Hot Springs