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In support of Bertani

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.

Stephen Power


Letter to the Editor


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  • fairfieldMay 02, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    Wrong, wrong, wrong! She talks and does not do anything just talks.

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  • Skeptic ScroogeMay 05, 2014 - 1:00 am

    No beetani for me! And actually, her hug a thug approach is precisely a reason - THE REASON - I am NOT voting for bertani.

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  • Danny BuntinMay 05, 2014 - 5:52 am

    I love the way he uses the word " liberal idealist". But starts off by calling himself a movement conservative. Why not conservative idealist? This guy uses words, like Pam does to further her own interests. Pam is for Pam, that is what we have learned.

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  • NicksjammaMay 05, 2014 - 6:16 am

    Seriously? Sounds like a PAID for campaign Ad.

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  • CD BrooksMay 05, 2014 - 6:24 am

    The hubris of Bertani will keep her a councilperson for two years. After that she’s down the road. Good riddance.

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  • 2realMay 05, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Yea yea yea. Another vacaville paid sponsor. Only thing bertanis good at is making sure the thugs go out and rob us with a full stomach!! Sounds like shes cooking up a big pot of B.S.!!

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  • JBMay 05, 2014 - 7:23 am

    Hey Stephen I do not believe since I pay taxes that I am ordinary. You sir are misinformed about Pam. She talks out of the side of her mouth and you seem to forget she was elected to be a council person until 2016. So why would you want to advance her career when she has an obligation to us ordinary people. If she is so great she can help us common folks.

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  • SteveMay 05, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Power is upset over a land deal of his that the Board of Supervisors turned down in Vacaville. He has been trying to get rid of every Supervisor who voted against him. It's a personal vendetta against sitting Board Members. Nothing new here.

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  • MadelineMay 05, 2014 - 10:05 am

    We keep it simple at our house: use incumbents to sweep out the career lazy council Elected, etc etc etc. End the lying send them flying.

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  • B. ThiemerMay 05, 2014 - 11:34 am

    Which "movement" are you conservative about?

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  • Rich GiddensMay 05, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    I believe you are right Mr. Power. I will vote for Mrs. Bertani.

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  • JagMay 05, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    DR are you serious? This is the 3rd article in 3 weeks that you have ran for Pam and every time you run one of these she gets slammed by all the comments under Neath, I said this before she ran for city council and when she won she became a drone and voted with the rest and she will do the same on the county board, I think it is pretty safe to say she can count Fairfield out she better hope she can pull enough vote with all the other cities but Stephen don’t get your hopes to high.

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  • S KMay 05, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    I'd like to see an honest comparison between Spering and Bertani, a A/B list of accomplishments. I've been around here since 76 and remember when Spering was Suisun's Mayor. If I recall correctly, he did much for the youth, specifically softball, or it could have been baseball>>LOL., etc. etc. He has done a lot with the Metropolitan Transit People, or whatever they are called. The one thing I don't like is getting us all tossed in with the rest of the Bay Area mess, especially the rantings and ravings of the EAST BAY Bay Resource Board, which should not affect us with our natural air purifier, called the Suisun Breezes. Now I see Ms Bertani's signs all around, with, "Community First." Really??? If true, I would really like to see, to be fair her community accomplishments. Someone PLEASE SHARE. Otherwise I have to assume, since she is hoping to gain that position, not even committing to completing her one single city council term that she just wants another stepping stone, maybe her next hopeful stop to the Calif State Senate, bailing out of her county seat also, if she got it. Don't hold your breath. but someone, somewhere please list both their accomplishments. Obviously hers can't be nowhere as long since she just not too long ago got her city council seat. But I do want to be fair, before making up my mind.

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  • SteveMay 05, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Spering Revitalized and rebuilt downtown Suisun. Settled the county growth wars with the new General Plan. Oversaw the Suisun Valkey and Green Valley Specific Plans. Made sure One Bay Area plan did not adversely affec Solano County by inserting language that it was not mandatory on local jurisdictions. Acquired necessary funding for Benicia Bridge, new truck scales, I80/12 improvements, I80/680 interchange, funded new county jail, saw county through recession by saving money in good times, spearheaded new family justice center. Endorsed by all four of Bertani's colleagues on City Council. Endorsed by former Sheriff Stanton, deputy sheriffs and Suisun police. Pam holds town hall meetings and put a picket fence around a vacant lot in downtown Fairfield. I'm not kidding. That's it. Look for DR endorsement soon for more information if this isn't convincing enough.

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  • S KMay 05, 2014 - 11:07 pm

    "Made sure One Bay Area plan did not adversely affect Solano County by inserting language that it was not mandatory on local jurisdictions.">>Obviously, that did not include the dictatorial ways of the Bay Area Resources Board, that is a sore point with me???!!! But that list you offered is impressive for sure.

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