The best antidote to the increasingly dark, violent news from the Middle East was the Arroyo Grande Q&A forum Oct. 9 at the South County Regional Center between the two candidates running for the position of 4th District Supervisor.
Both Caren Ray and Lynn Compton came well-prepared to answer the intelligent and pertinent questions submitted by a large and occasionally expressive audience.
After the event, I decided to stick with my initial decision to support Ms. Ray. She has a head start with on-the-job experience and has clearly earned a shot at a full four-year term. However, after seeing Ms. Compton in action, I also concluded that she is a more substantial candidate than her loyal supporters have portrayed in the press.