As Caren Ray attempts to dodge the mudslinging lies and dirty tricks that are beginning to define the 4th District supervisor race, she continues to perform her job at the highest level. The pressure of the campaign could make a lesser leader succumb to the temptation of easy pandering over real leadership. While Caren has held to her ideals and responsibility to the 4th District, the recent forums have revealed that the other candidates have placed themselves in compromised positions and will be unable to vote on key South County issues.
Mike Byrd sealed himself out of participating in a key upcoming issue with the Philips 66 rail spur when he displayed “impermissible bias,” as defined by the California Municipal Law Handbook, with his sensationalized mailer and attack on oil by rail. Now, in the latest forum, we learned that Lynn Compton would have to stand down on any vote on the upcoming controversial Laetitia Winery Ag Cluster when she announced that her backyard bordered the property.
We need a supervisor who knows how to do the job responsibly and can fully serve the south county. We need Caren Ray.
-- Shirley Horacek - Nipomo