I am supporting Victoria Brandon for District 1 supervisor because I believe she will do a better job representing the interests of the citizens of District 1 and Lake County in general.
A county supervisor should not forget who they work for, the people who live here and pay their salary.
Jim Comstock voted for a large housing development outside the community boundaries established in our general plan, putting the interests of a developer ahead of the local people who decided where they wanted growth to occur.
This development – Cristallago – was not in District 1, but this kind of blatant disregard for our general plan could happen here.
The community boundaries were established by committees made up of local citizens who spent much time and energy deciding what made good sense for their towns. A county supervisor should respect these boundaries and not ignore them.
Victoria Brandon has demonstrated that she has the intelligence, judgment and ability to be an effective county supervisor. That is why I ask voters in District 1 to support her and give her your vote on June 5.
Ed Robey was District 1 supervisor from 1997 to 2008. He lives in Lower Lake, Calif.