As a movement conservative and Vacaville businessman, I’ve come to appreciate the Daily Republic; it’s a real newspaper. Unfortunately, using Pam Bertani’s leadership on the Fairfield crime issue as a reason to oppose her candidacy, and taking her opponent’s line during the campaign, is an unforced error.
That’s too bad – Ms. Bertani is by far the best choice for the 3rd District seat, and she is spot on with regard to this important public policy issue.
Because Solano County’s most important duty is law and order and personal security for its residents and businesses, “public protection” occupies a big spot on the county organizational chart. That’s why Pam Bertani has made addressing crime a central focus of her public life. Pam’s principal opponent has forgotten that, and apparently believes that the Board of Supervisors is simply a conduit for state and federal money, a public-sector real estate developer, guardian of political correctness, and dispenser of favors for cronies and the well-connected.
Crime is only one of several issues where the board needs new leadership, and Pam Bertani will provide it. A talented, natural public servant, Ms. Bertani has the brains, character and leadership skills required to make good decisions and bridge the many divides created by ideology and political interest.
Third District voters and all Solano residents should be pleased that a candidate with the qualifications of Ms. Bertani has entered the arena.
Whether you’re a liberal idealist, tea partyer, small businessperson or ordinary taxpayer who is fed up with the political establishment, Pam Bertani is the 3rd District candidate for you. Good government never goes out of style.