FAIRFIELD — Supervisor John Vasquez intends to run for re-election in the June 3 election and, with candidates able to pull papers for signatures in lieu of filing fees, he can get an idea of his potential opposition.
Dixon City Councilman Thom Bogue on Monday pulled papers to run for the 4th District Board of Supervisors seat held by Vasquez. But he’s not in the race until he files. Bogue said he is not yet ready to announce his candidacy for the June election.
Bogue was elected to the City Council in 2010 and his term expires in 2014. As of Tuesday morning, he was the only person to pull the in-lieu papers for the 4th District race.
Meanwhile, Vasquez on Monday said he has no doubts he’ll seek a fourth term. The Vacaville resident was first elected to the board in 2002 and took office in January 2003.
“I think right now, I’m probably pretty good at doing the job,” Vasquez said. “It’s all about relationships and knowing folks and knowing where to go and getting the work done.”
Revenues for the county budget are beginning to look stronger after several years of budget cuts.
“I was here for the very good times,” Vasquez said. “I went through the effort of reducing the budget and county employees and taking away things. We’re on the upswing now. But the world has changed.”
He sees implementation of the Affordable Care Act and how state water issues will affect the county as among the key issues.
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