The election for 4th District supervisor is a very important one for the county. We need someone with hands-on experience, an open mind, an ability to quickly grasp the issues and investigate all sides before making a decision, and someone who has not been recruited to run by a specific political party or officials of other cities.
Caren Ray is that person. She has crossed ideological lines in her votes and has been influential in cutting through the previous divisiveness of the Board of Supervisors. She has already been effective in addressing substantive issues facing the county, and takes a measured, thoughtful approach in considering ways forward, sometimes when it is not necessarily popular to do so.
Ray has demonstrated the courage of her convictions and, as The Tribune put so well in its endorsement, she deserves to continue in her role representing the 4th District. Please vote for Caren Ray on June 3.