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From page A8 | June 01, 2014 |

The primary election is Tuesday. Solano County voters will decide who will serve as the next district attorney, and will likely set up runoffs in the 3rd District and 4th District Board of Supervisors races.

We’ll also help set up contests for state Assembly seats, governor and a full slate of statewide offices, and for our area’s seat in Congress.

We recommend:

  • District attorney – Donald du Bain. He is established in the community. He understands the people who live here and the issues that face the community. He has a vision for how to improve life for Solano County residents, and works to turn that vision into reality.
  • 3rd District Board of Supervisors – Jim Spering. He helped guide the county through the Great Recession and its aftermath, which included prudent use of reserves to keep the county afloat. He serves our interests well at the regional level, helping to ensure that Solano County receives its share, for example, of regional transportation dollars. There’s more work to do, and Spering is best suited to do it.
  • 4th District Board of Supervisors — John Vasquez. He’s a proven commodity who works in the best interests of the district and the county. He’s earned the opportunity to continue to serve in a district that now includes Dixon.

These races fall under the state’s new top-two primary voting system.

  • 11th Assembly District — Jim Frazier, D-Oakley. Both candidates will advance to the November election.
  • 4th Assembly District — Joe Krovoza, D-Davis. Two of five candidates will advance.
  • 3rd Congressional District — No recommendation. The race features two qualified candidates with widely divergent views; Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Chico. Both will advance to the general election.

Voting trends show that the majority of registered voters will not cast ballots this time around, in part because it’s a primary election, in part because it’s not a presidential election year.

Still, your vote counts.

If you have registered to vote and received a vote-by-mail ballot, and have not already voted by mail, be sure to take your completed ballot to the county elections office Monday or Tuesday, or to a polling place Tuesday. If you have a designated polling place, take the time to stop by Tuesday.

It won’t take much of your time.

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  • Roger W.June 01, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    So basically the DR supports the status quo or good old boy network. Well the status quo is not acceptable in the position of District Attorney. Solano County citizens can do a lot better than an DA that is corrupt, and has the lowest conviction rate in the state. The rash of gun violence in the area should be a wake up call to voters that du Bain's not competent to keep citizens safe. Rather than focus on public safety du Bain has focused on pet projects like the Family Justice Center. Taxpayers have spent lot money for the FJC despite the fact that they on average only serve one victim a day. Most times the FJC refers victims back to the victim witness unit in the DA's office. A unit that is ignored and completely overlooked by du Bain. That's why the victim witness advocates in his office support Abrams for DA and Solano voter should too. Daily Republic is misinformed on the race for DA.

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