Editor:I am voting for John Sawyer in this election because, as shown in his recent campaign mailer, he has strong ties to Sonoma County’s past and understands the need to work hard for each person living in the First District.
As a fourth-generation Sonoma County resident John has lived in Sonoma County his entire life and in the First District for twenty years. His great-grandparents settled on a farm in Bennett Valley at the early 1890s and each successive generation contributed to our community’s prosperity.
The family newsstand, Sawyers News, was an institution in downtown Santa Rosa and John spent over 35 years successfully adapting the small business for survival.
This connection to Sonoma County’s history demonstrates his commitment to maintaining a healthy, sustainable economy that values our rich agricultural heritage and business community.
We are very fortunate to have a person of John’s integrity seeking the First District seat on the Board of Supervisors. I have known John for 16 years and he is running for all the right reasons – he cares about Sonoma Valley’s people, land, and economic stability.
John’s deep roots in our District make him the obvious choice for First District Supervisor.