In 2014 I supported Heidi Harmon, with her platform focusing on climate change, in her bid for state Assembly. She would have been one progressive vote among 80 on issues affecting California and would have had plenty of latitude to learn on the job.
However, running the city as mayor is a complicated administrative position that requires a specific skill set; one that Jan Marx has demonstrated consistently over the course of her service to San Luis Obispo. Jan Marx has done a terrific job managing the city and leading the City Council through a difficult economic period. I fully support Jan’s bid for re-election. The mayorship is not a beginner’s position. Perhaps Harmon should start by gaining and serving in a City Council position first so that we can all see what she is capable of as a public servant.
-- Charles Myers - SLO