When I helped elect Linda Seifert as our County Supervisor in 2008, I knew we needed a change. The “old boys” had a good run, but we needed a fresh approach, and someone who would listen and take action for us. Linda won by a huge margin in 2008, 63% to 37%, including a win in every Benicia precinct, even the precinct where her opponent lived!
After Linda was elected, I applied and was hired to serve as her Aide. During my two years working in Linda’s office, I saw up close what a tireless worker she is. She is always prepared for the issues that come before the Board of Supervisors, and sponsored significant new initiatives during her first term. She attends local events throughout our District, including several events most every week here in Benicia. She has an open door at Benicia City Hall on first and third Monday evenings, and she has hired someone from Benicia to serve on her staff since her election. She represents us well!
Her opponent in this election makes a big deal of being from Benicia – but that can work against him, as many of us Benicians have seen him in his public roles as less than responsive on issues of importance. Indeed, if we elect him, I believe our county Board of Supervisors will once again be a special interest body of “good ol’ boys.” Let’s keep my former boss in her seat as Chair of the Solano County Board of Supervisors. Vote for Linda Seifert on June 5.
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