Letter: Candidate’s experience worth gold
by Annette Marcum
May 10, 2012 | 1273 views | 7 7 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR,

Bruce McPherson is the candidate that I will endorse for 5th District supervisor to replace our Supervisor Mark Stone, who has so well represented us in our district.

When the voting boundaries changed, Bruce thought deeply about how his experience that he gained at state and federal levels could help his home base here in Santa Cruz County.

His experience is worth its weight in gold during these depressive economic times.

In my mind, it's not about the party, it's about the person and their record of what they have practiced, not just preached.

I first met Bruce in 1985 when he was the editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel and I was the Homeless Task Force chair person appointed by the board of supervisors.

As he moved into the political arena, I had many situations and occasions to call upon him for advice.

His ability to work with his counterparts in a bipartisan way speaks loudly of his character. His recent lobbying with our own Fred Keeley, who came back home to Santa Cruz, helped acquire the Coast Dairies property and protect the land.

We need a supervisor who has, in addition to his love of the environment, the sense to strongly support our law enforcement, public safety and fire departments to protect not only the environment but also the human beings who live in it.

Bruce McPherson has been given the gift to listen, weigh the situations and take action to improve them.

I also have close associations with many of the other candidates that have run and are running in this race, and I have high respect for all of them.

Annette Marcum, Ben Lomond

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Leslie Greener
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May 23, 2012
Great letter. Thanks Annette for stating publicly what most of us are saying privately. Bruce will make a great supervisor.
BC Mom
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May 11, 2012
well, I would comment more, but "Baloney" said exactly what the truth is. McPherson is just plain scary if you don't live in a certain wealthy neighborhood in Santa Cruz.
Imran Shaheed
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May 10, 2012
If we are to see our valley flourish, we must elect Bruce McPherson. Any other candidate and we will continue sliding down that unsustainable path of cronyism, misspent public moneys, and unchecked growth.
Baloney....
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May 11, 2012
Are you for REAL??? McPherson is the EPITOME of all of what you just said. He's the LAST ONE we need in this position... we want business as usual for our future? We want someone who has NO CLUE about our valley needs and will only pander to Santa Cruz and Scotts valley?

You need to get a clue...
Todd T
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May 11, 2012
Why are you so mean Mr Baloney?
Baloney.....
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May 11, 2012
Not mean, just trying to explain to those of you blindly following the so-called "expert" simply because he's got experience. That is exactly why he shouldn't have this job as we need someone who will think outside the box, not business as usual. You can understand that, can't you?
Jay M
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June 07, 2012
It seems peculiar people need to hide behind false identies to get their point across. If you expect to be taken serious, it would be more appropriate to identify yourself. Other wise your comments just seem cowardish.



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