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Like a good neighbor, Ed Waage's there

Pismo Beach

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I have the skinny on a guy that’s been in the news lately. I know him really well. He’s been my neighbor for years—right next door.

He’s Ed Waage.

He’s a stand-up guy. Honest. His opponents could dig around for years and not uncover anything about the guy that would tarnish his integrity or prove him dishonest.

He’s hard-working. No job is too big or too small. He’s out chasing gophers one day, and the next he’s invited to join the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). I chased his gophers for him while he and Jeannie were in Austria for a year with the IAEA.

He’s extraordinarily bright. If there is an issue, he has the knowledge or acquires the knowledge to solve the problem. He respectfully debates issues and belittles no one in working toward solutions. His work on the Pismo Beach City Council testifies to that. There’s no red ink, and the city’s thriving.

He helped to organize our neighbors to be prepared in case of a natural disaster. With his busy schedule, he came to meetings, made suggestions, and developed a website for us. He’s never too busy to help his neighbors or anyone else.

He peppers his intellect with humor. He’s fun to be around. I wouldn’t have chased his gophers if he wasn’t.

When I vote, I do so with the hope that the one I’m voting for will do a good job.

With Ed, I don’t have to hope. I know he will.

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