Three elected officials vie for 5th District supervisor seat
Original post made on May 11, 2012
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on May 11, 2012 at 11:23 am
I like both Simitian and Kniss, but I must say that when I saw that termed-out Simitian was running for the Board of Supervisors, I had a negative reaction, somewhat along the lines of: "Isn't it time to get out (of elected jobs, and get a real job)?"
I am a little surprised and disappointed by my reaction. There are certainly elected officials who are really public servants - they work diligently to solve public policy and govenance issues. Many of those have significent skills in that area. But I am saddened that I have become poisoned by "politicians' for whom I have increasing disgust. Biased, adgendized, self-serving, closed-minded, polarizing, (I could go on). It is for getting rid of them that I favored term limits. But somehow they and their ilk just won't go away. Sigh ...
on May 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Silicon Valley is a diverse and complex region to govern. I would rather have experienced and successful leaders than amateurs. I like the work that Mr. Simitian has done in the past and I will vote for him again.
on May 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm
Simitian has helpled lead this state into the worst fiscal crisis ever. It's time for new leadership.